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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. He's currently the Chair of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative of IEEE-FDC. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and up to September 2018 he was the Head of the EIT Digital Industrial Doctoral School. Previously, up to December 2011, he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog,  http://sites.ieee.org/futuredirections/category/blog/, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.

Green Mode? You can choose

Lyft, a ride-hailing company, is trying to differentiate its offer from Uber. It has focussed at the business market trying to become the ride-hailing company for companies by striking agreement with several of them in their US market to carry their employees. Last week it has included in the app …

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Mirror mirror on the wall….

Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? There was some magic implied in asking the mirror who was the most beautiful lady in the kingdom but we took it, as children, as a perfectly natural question to ask a mirror. As we grew up the …

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Digital Transformation – Distributed Digital Platforms

The Digital Transformation is made possible by technology advances and it is steered by economic and societal factors. It is a whole system transformation that requires the availability of a tremendously complex infrastructure, as the atoms economy has evolved over centuries by creating in parallel tremendously complex, and intertwined, infrastructures. …

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