TEDxVicenza 2017 Speaker

SERGIO IMPARATO Foreign policy professor @sergioimpaSergio Imparato teaches American foreign policy and political philosophy at Harvard University, in the US. He earned his PhD in political science from the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane of Florence and earned his philosophy degree at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan. In the past he was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in England and an assistant stagiaire for the European Parliament....
MATTEO WARD Purpose Investor @[email protected] Ward is one of the co-founders of WRÅD, a project focused on bringing a radical change in the fashion industry. To define this as a brand, would be putting boundaries to Matteo’s mission: Wrad, in fact, is not a brand, it’s a call to action. Matteo began to reconsider his position in the fashion industry after realizing its negative global impact: fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world. In 2015 he decided to quit his job at Abercrombie & Fitch, driven by purpose and wanting to be an active part of a change. WRÅD soon grew as a collaboration of people ready to revolutionize the world of fashion, by stepping up in the name of positive change. In a matter of months, institutional partners, supporters, investors, contributors joined the movement. WRÅD’s destination? To catalyse the rise of livable fashion. Fashion that emphasises the life of the natural and human resources behind it in order to guarantee a future for the generations to come. A lifestyle for those who simply care, act and impact. For those who aspire to live in a wrad way, for livable change....
MARTA ANTONELLI Researcher @Marji84She lives for research, mentorship and to create awareness on water management, virtual water, land grabbing and sustainability of the food system. She is a co-curator of the book “The water we eat” (Ed. Ambiente), which explains the indissoluble link between water and food. With a master in development economics - School of Oriental and African Studies - and a PhD in geography - King’s College London - in these years she has been collaborating with Tony Allan (water guru) and with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, IUAV University of Venice, Rome Tre University, City University London, CMCC, BCFN Foundation. Originally from Rome, Marta lives in Zurich with her husband Luca, dreaming of a farm that will be a hub for co-production, exchange and discovery of food sustainability....
LUCA LONGO Assistant professor (right & left brain thinker) Dr. Luca Longo is currently assistant professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he is a member of the Applied Intelligence Research Centre. He is also associated to the ADAPT Center (Global Center of Excellence for Digital Content and Media Innovation) and the Innovative Human Systems at Trinity College Dublin. His core research interest is in Artificial Intelligence, particularly in Mental Workload modelling using deductive inference techniques (Defeasible Reasoning) and inductive modelling techniques (Machine Learning). Luca owns a BSc, a MSc in Computer Science, a PgDip in statistics, a MSc in Health Informatics, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence a PgDip in Learning/Teaching. He is author of 30+ academic articles appeared in conference proceedings, book chapters and journals in various theoretical and applied Computer Science fields. ...
LUCA ALESSANDRINI Engineer of innovating design [email protected]@lucaale_Luca Alessandrini is a design engineer, artist and entrepreneur. He was born in Urbino and his education ranges from mechanics, science of communication to industrial design. In 2010 he completed the Industrial Design course at the Accademia Italiana in Florence and in 2016 he graduated cum laude from the master in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College of London. Following his master in the UK, he registered two patents concerning a new technology that allows to create an “acoustic customization” using the properties of innovative materials. Thanks to this technology he created two violins and a bass amp made out of silk, spider silk and carbon fiber, that were greatly appreciated by some world-renowned musicians and drew the attention of media from all over the world. With his startup Fibreacustics, Luca is now working on new prototypes: a guitar, hi-fi speakers and headphones....