Keynote Talks

Keynote Talks

Keynote 1: Franco Bernabè (Cellnex)

All that glitters is not gold

Franco Bernabè

Franco Bernabè is Chairman of FB Group, a family investment vehicle based in Rome. Until February 2019 he was Chairman of Nexi S.p.A., the Italian leader in payments, a company that he contributed to lead through an ambitious re-organization process sponsored by Advent International and Bain Capital. Prior to this he was, until 2013, Chairman and CEO of Telecom Italia and Chairman of GSMA (the international organisation of mobile network operators).

He started his professional career at FIAT and in 1983 he joined ENI, the Italian state oil company where he became the CEO in 1992. During his two terms at ENI, he managed the radical transformation of the Company that was listed on the NYSE in 1995.

He was Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe, member of the board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of PetroChina for 14 years, member of the Supervisory Board of TPG Post Group in the Netherlands, member of the International Council of JP Morgan. He was also member of the Executive Committee of Confindustria and a member of the European Roundtable.

Currently serves pro bono as Chairman of Fondazione La Quadriennale of Rome and as Chairman of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO. He is Senior Advisor to Barclays Bank. In 2011 he was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic.

Keynote 2: Stefano Spaggiari (Expert System)

A digital entrepreneurial journey: successes and lessons learn

Stefano Spaggiari

For many years now, Stefano Spaggiari has led Expert System as CEO. His guidance has led the company to achieve a leading position, receive prestigious international awards, and establish itself among the top ICT companies in the world in the field of information management. He founded this company with the idea to develop software to support other companies with the analysis of information. Through the years, he has always carried out this idea with great passion and determination. Recently, Stefano successfully managed Expert System’s IPO and the company’s internationalization process. Stefano holds an EMBA from the Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna, as well as a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.

Keynote 3: Silvia Zanella (EY Italy)

Future of work is now: How Digital Transformation is impacting recruiting and the workplace?

Silvia Zanella

Silvia Zanella deals with and writes about the future of work. She is a global executive, having covered digital, communications and marketing roles in the largest staffing and recruiting companies in the world, including Jobpilot, Monster, Xing, The Adecco Group.

She is author of some best sellers such as Career Guide, (Mondadori), #SocialRecruiter and #DigitalRecruiter (Franco Angeli), Personal Branding for the company (Hoepli).

She is a journalist and contributor for

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