Innovation Day Speakers


Magnifico Rettore UniversitA' di Messina

About the Speaker:

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Pietro Navarra Pietro Navarra (born on the 30th August 1968) is professor of Economics of the Public sector at the University of Messina. He is Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science of the London School of Economics (UK), since the year 2001, where he directs the research programme entitled: “Democracy, Business and Human well-being”. Since the year 2010, he has been Visiting Professor of Economics and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, U.S.A.). He obtained the Degree in Law at the University of Messina, a Master (M.Sc.) in Business Economics and a Doctoral (Ph.D) in Economics at the University of Buckingham (UK) and a Master (M.Sc.) by research in Health Economics at the University of York (UK).
Prof. Navarra has been a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburg, USA) and Visiting Scholar in many academic institutions and research centers in charge of both teaching and research at the: Columbia University (New York, USA), Fudan University (Shanghai, China), University of California (Irvine, USA), George Mason University (Washington, USA), Institute for Advanced Studies (Berlin, Germany), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, USA), Temple University (Philadelphia, USA), University of Reading (Reading, UK), Australian National University (Canberra, Australia).
The research interests of Prof. Navarra have been oriented mainly towards the function of Political institutions and their effects on choices in Political Economy. He has published more than 50 works both in volumes of collected essays and on scientific magazines among which the Journal of International Business Studies, European Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, Global Strategy Journal, Economics of Governance , Economics Bulletin, International Business Review, Applied Economics, Economic Affairs, Journal of Innovation Production Management, Mind & Society, Applied Economics Letters, Management International Review.

ISCC 2016 General Co-Chair

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Massimo Villari is Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at University of Messina (Italy). He is actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in Cloud Computing, virtualization and Storage. For the EU Projects “RESERVOIR” he leaded the IT security activities of the whole project. For the EU Project “VISION-CLOUD”, he covered the role of architectural designer for UniME. He is currently Scientific ICT Responsible in the EU Project frontierCities, the Accelerator of FIWARE on Smart Cities – Smart Mobility. He is strongly involved in EU Future Internet initiatives, specifically Cloud Computing and Security in Distributed Systems. He is co-author of more of 120 scientific publications and patents in Cloud Computing (Cloud Federation), Distributed Systems, Wireless Network, Network Security, Cloud Security and Cloud and IoTs. He is currently General Chair of ESOCC 2015 and EAI-CN4IoT. Since 2011 he is a Fellow of IARIA, recognized as a Cloud Computing Expert, and since 2011 he is also involved in the activities of the FIArch, the EU Working Group on Future Internet Architecture. In 2014 was recognized by an independent assessment (IEEE Cloud Computing Transaction, Issue April 2014) as one of World-Wide active scientific researchers, top 27 classification, in Cloud Computing Area.


ISCC 2016 Industry Co-Chair

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Roberto Di Bernardo Senior Researcher, head of the Open Government Group (part of Open Public Service Innovation laboratory, within R&I department). He is an Electronic Engineer. In 2014, he got a Master’s Degree in “Clinical Engineering” from University of Trieste, while in 2003 a Master’s Degree in “Internet Software Engineering” from University of Catania. He has worked as researcher in Engineering R&D Laboratory since 2004. He has been involved in management and technical activities in many European projects as well as in project proposal drawing up activities. At the moment, he is involved in SIMPATICO (H2020-EURO-6-2015) and Festival projects (EU-JP collaboration programme: EUJ-02-2016) and FrontierCities project (Future Internet PPP phase III) and he is supporting the coordination of CLIPS project (CIP). He led the activities related with the service layer definition/implementation in OUTSMART project (Future Internet PPP phase I) and he was the Italian Cluster leader in TEDS4BEE project (CIP-ICT-PSP).  


Speaker 4: FIWARE: the European Open Standard Platform for sustainable cities


The global economy is increasingly connected, and digitization has spread to such an extent that the world economy today is a digital economy. Flows of goods and services, financial assets, persons, information and communication have grown vigorously over the last few years as a result of economic growth, and the mass dissemination of digital technologies and the Internet. These technologies are platforms for communication, information, entertainment, trade, education, health and government services, complex production systems. The Internet of Things (IoT) means the capacity for objects, machines and persons to interact remotely through the Internet in any place and at any time, thanks to the convergence of technologies. This is a global infrastructure at the service of the information society, which provides advanced services through the interconnection (physical and virtual) of things, thanks to the inter-functioning of information and communications technologies (both existing and evolving). Consequently a huge quantity of data are available but must be properly managed: Big Data (BD) means the processing and use of data sets with sizes that exceed the capacity of the software tools of typical databases used to capture, store, manage and analyse information. Big data originate in the rapid expansion of the quantity, speed and diversity of digital data generated in real-time as a result of the increasingly important role played by information technologies in daily activities. Third Cloud computing is a kind of Internet-based computing, where shared resources, data and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. It relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services. Their management, both IoT and DB within Cloud, makes it possible to generate information and knowledge based on complete information in real time, this being understood as a time lapse in which the new information makes it possible to change decisions before they have become irreversible. All describe above is possible through the open Platform and FIWARE is the initiative independent committed to "to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple sectors". The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help to achieve the FIWARE Mission by Empowering, Promoting, Augmenting, Protecting, and Validating FIWARE technologies and the Community around them, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem.

About the Speaker:

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Lanfranco Marasso Smart City Program Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. He is a P. engineer, Ph.D. on Process Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan. He has been involved in Public Sector Department developing strategic projects in Italy and abroad (Europe, Middle East and South America area); in 2009 he moved in R&D department where he is currently in the position of Smart City Program Director. He has been involved in management roles (CEO, CIO) in private companies at national and international level (Boston, MA, USA). In 1999 he moved from private to public sector as CIO of Municipality of Parma (Italy). He is the director of the Living Lab PugliaSmartLab (member of Enoll) working on new methodologies, model, services for public administration. He takes care of several issues related to the management of innovation projects, financed by both the Italian Ministry of University and Research and the European Community, from the project proposals drawing up to the project development.  .


Speaker 5: The Internet of moving Things: Smart Cities use case


Seeking to explore the extent to which a vehicular mesh network can serve as a reliable and secure wireless infrastructure for mobile Internet access and the Internet of Things at street level, we built a city-scale testbed comprised of 404 connected public transit buses, 25 municipal service vehicles (garbage trucks) and 47 roadside units. This experimental platform is currently providing free WiFi to passengers in the city of Porto, Portugal. Moreover, these vehicles gather large amounts of data not just from their own sensors and the devices of the bus passengers, but also from other wireless devices that are spread around the city.

This talk describes this unique large-scale vehicular network infrastructure, shows how the vehicular network can complement cellular networks for inexpensive and good-quality Internet access, and how it can be used to improve city services and quality of life. This talk will also delve into the services and applications that build smart environments, and how the data gathered through moving elements in the city can provide all the information required for these applications.

About the Speaker:

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Susanna Sargento  is an Associate Professor with “Habillitation” in the University of Aveiro and the Institute of Telecommunications, where she is leading the Network Architectures and Protocols (NAP) group ( She received her PhD in 2003 in Electrical Engineering in the University of Aveiro (with a 7 months stay in Rice University in 2000 and 2001). She joined the Department of Computer Science of the University of Porto between 2002 and 2004, and she was a Guest Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in August 2008, where she performed Faculty Exchange in 2010/2011.In March 2012, Susana has co-founded a vehicular networking company, Veniam (, a spin-off of the Universities of Aveiro and Porto, which builds a seamless low-cost vehicle-based internet infrastructure.She has more than 15 years of experience in technical leadership in many national and international projects, and worked closely with telecom operators and OEMs. She has been involved in several FP7 projects (4WARD, Euro-NF, C-Cast, WIP, Daidalos, C-Mobile), EU Coordinated Support Action 2012-316296 "FUTURE-CITIES", national projects, and CMU|Portugal projects (DRIVE-IN with the Carnegie Melon University). As an example, in IST-Daidalos, a 30M€ project, she was the leader of two main activities (QoS and ad-hoc networks). In FUTURE-CITIES she was responsible for implementing the network of vehicles on buses and trucks, as well as several fixed stations, counting this time with more than 600 vehicles in the city of Porto, Portugal. The Smart Cities infrastructure in Porto is composed by the vehicular network, denoted as CityNet, and a sensing infrastructure, denoted as UrbanSense, to provide a low-cost and large range communication support all over the city. The CityNet is a city-scale vehicular platform comprised of 404 connected buses, 25 municipality vehicles and 25 road-side units connected via IEEE 802.11p wireless vehicular technology, which currently provides Internet WiFi access to thousands of passengers in the city of Porto. The UrbanSense is the sensing infrastructure in the city, with 25 fixed sensors in the street and mobile sensors in buses, monitoring luminosity, temperature and pollution.She has been TPC-Chair and organizing several international conferences and workshops, such as ACM MobiCom 2009 Workshop CHANTS, IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC. has also been a reviewer of numerous international conferences and journals, such as IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Networks, IEEE Communications. Her main research interests are in the areas of self-organized networks, in ad-hoc and vehicular mechanisms and protocols, such as routing, mobility, security and delay-tolerant mechanisms, resource management and virtualization in both network and cloud resources, and content distribution networks. Susana is the winner of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators (  

Speaker 6: The EC Initiative Cloud for Europe (C4E): the Italian Experience


About the Speaker:

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Mauro Draoli. Management of research and innovation projects. High experience in managing public-private partnerships and innovation procurement projects
Pioneer in the development of Grid and cloud technologies (years 2000-2003), he has been a member of the Technical Board for the development of the Datagrid project at CERN. From 2006 to 2012 head of the Lab for the evaluation of innovative solutions in Public administration at the National Centre for informatics in P.A (Italy). Background technical skills in high performance networks, distributed computing, performance management, knowledge management, language processing, machine learning, big data management, information retrieval.
Specialties: Management of private-public collaboration in ICT development Management of innovative projects.  


Speaker 7: Cloud for Europe (C4E) - on the path to Digital Single Market


The project Cloud for Europe (C4E) is the key part of European Cloud Computing adoption strategy, a very concrete implementation activity of European Cloud Partnership (ECP) initiative. The main objective of the project is to help European public administrations to better leverage the potential of cloud services, and to build the credibility of cloud computing in Europe in general. It is one of the many necessary steps on the path to EU's Digital Single Market.

About the Speaker:

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Peter Kissa  currently responsible for preparation, management and coordination of research and development projects. Introducing new products and processes into the overall company strategy and making recommendations for improvement of existing products and processes. Also in the role of consultant, analyst, architect and developer responsible for Cloud Computing centric activities ranging from public presentations and publishing, strategy consulting, software architecture design and integration.  .




Speaker 8: Making an EU SMEs life easier with free online cloud services & tools


The talk wishes to inform the audience on two H2020 initiatives that aim to pragmatically provide SMEs, especially, with a series of free online tools to make better, informed decisions around cloud computing. The tools produced for SLA-READY provide a common understanding of SLAs for Cloud services with greater standardisation and transparency so small firms can make an informed decision on what services to use, what to expect and what to trust. Instead CloudWATCH2, the European hub of cloud computing excellence provides tools on cloud security, legal tips cloud standards and risk management. Cloud Service Providers and cloud customers can also benefit from using these tools.

About the Speaker:

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Silvana Muscella  CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services, & co-founder of COMMpla whcih delivers multichannel SW solutions to clients focuses on high-level strategy building, business acquisition, & strategic marketing communication developments in researching ICT for the company. She played an instrumental role in connecting stakeholders & standardization initiatives & relations with NIST. Driving the Cloudscape workshop series in Europe and now in Brazil. Served as an at-large director for the OGF. She currently coordinates SLA-READY, which aims to accelerate the uptake of cloud across the public and private sector & making cloud SLAs readily usable. she also coordinates the EU initiative which looks at supporting SMES in lowering their ICT carbon footprint. She was the TC of the SIENA initiative, coordinating contributions from all relevant SDOs (OASIS, OGF, ETSI, DMTF, SNIA, IEEE, ITU & relations) co-author of SIENA Roadmap. Contributed to the EC’s Cloud Expert Group Roadmap on future research priorities & to ETSI CSC. Has played an active role in the EU-Brazil ICT policy dialogue, most recently sharing her knowledge on current trends on interoperability & cloud standards profiling. External expert and reviewer for the European Commission since 2009 and evaluator on H2020 SME Instruments & Fast Track to Innovation projects.


Speaker 9: VEMOSO: make business with new technology: Cloud / IoT / Social Network


VEMOSO : “VEnding MObile Solution” a business with new technology. Cloud /IoT/ Social Network are the latest IT technologies and can be use to make business. VEMOSO uses all these technologies to create new benefits for final costumers and also for all companies working with vending machines. VEMOSO use cloud to manage big data from all Vending Machines. Inside every VM there is an HW always-on that permits everyone with a tap on his smartphone to have the product delivered. And if costumer wants share his expereince on social network, he can obtain free products. VEMOSO, also, integrates mobile payment methods with high security standards so you can "use" vending machines without cash.

About the Speaker:

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Giuseppe Peschiera CEO of GPD SRL is an electronic engineer (specialization robotic) gratuated at University of Messina and with a master in "Image and Audio Processing" at "Politecnico of Milano". Since 2001 work with technology now called IoT, from first system used SMS to last 4G connections. In the past was a project manager for FW/SW/HW for companies in Italy and collaborated with UAE company on GPRS/GPS project. .





Speaker 10: Industrial Internet of Things: Unleashing the Potential of Connected Services and Assets


In this short talk we will share the experience raised as a B2B startup accelerator working exclusively in the field of IOT and Data Science. In our vision disruption will come from new services that will make our companies more productive and socially inclusive. The key business opportunities will be found in four major areas:
1. Vastly improved operational efficiency (e.g., improved uptime, asset utilization) through predictive maintenance and remote management
2. The emergence of an outcome economy, fuelled by software-driven services, such as energy data scientist
3. Innovations in hardware and the increased visibility into products, processes, customers and partners (i.e. Davide for after sales ..)
4. Collaboration between humans and machines, which will result in unprecedented levels of productivity and more engaging work experiences (i.e. Davide for Energy Efficiency)

About the Speaker:

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Eleonora Carta  graduated in foreign language and literature at university of Padua. She worked and studied in Germany, Japan, South Korea and Italy, where she was one of the first taking part in the creation of MIPU, a start-up accelerator focused on IoT, Data Science and predictive modelling. Eleonora spent half a year in the most innovative incubator of South Korea, winning an award of the European commission for the best Business plan development in South East Asia. 




Speaker 11: Briefly on frontierCities: the FIWARE Accelerator

About the Speaker:

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Antonio Celesti received the PhD in “Advanced Technology for Information Engineering” in 2012 at the University of Messina (Italy). Since 2008 e is one of the members of the Messina and Distributed Systems Laboratory (MDSLab). He worked as collaborator in many National and International Projects, such as the EU FP7 project RESERVOIR - Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers (2008 – 2011) and the EU FP7 project VISION CLOUD – Cloud Virtualized Storage Services Foundation for the Future Internet (2010-2013). From 2012 to 2014, he was Assistant Researcher at University of Messina (Italy) working on the POR FSE 2007-2013 project SIMONE focusing on energy management and cloud computing. From 2012 he is responsible of the Digital Iconographic Atlas of Numismatics in Antiquity (DIANA). From 2014 to 2015, he was Assistant Researcher at University of Messina (Italy) working on the EU FP7 project FRONTIERCITIES - European Cities driving the Future Internet. From 2015 he has worked as collaborator in the EU HORIZON 2020 Project Beacon focusing on federated cloud networking.
Since 2016 he is fellow of the "Research Statistics and Monitoring Operative Unit".
He was Adjunct Professor of Cloud Computing (2014-2015), Parallel and Distributed Programming (2014-2015), Foundations of Computer Science (2012-2013, 2013-2014), Computer Science Skills (2012-2013, 2013-2014), Security of Systems (2011-2012, 2012-2013), Open Source and Grid Computing (2012-2013), Information Systems and ICT (2011-2012), Electronic and Informatics Bioengineering (2015-2016), Database II (2015-2016).
His main research interests include distributed systems and cloud computing (with particular regard to federation, storage, security, energy efficiency), and Assistive Tecnology (AT).


Speaker 12: The frontierCities coaching approach to improve the enterprises’ performance


frontierCities is one of the 16 accelerators financed under the 7th framework programme. In June 2015 frontierCites funded 28 grantees among start-ups and SMEs from different European Countries. Italian enterprises represent the largest part of the grantees financed. Innova BIC is supporting those enterprises to:
1) develop their business plan
2) define the market uptake strategy
3) point out the potential customers
4) design their communication campaign
5) prepare elevator pitch targeting to different kind of investors
These and other activities have been implemented by Innova BIC over the last 10 months. This work would like to show the methodology adopted by Innova BIC coaches with respect to the Italian grantees, the main obstacles they have met and the grantees’ achievements thanks to this approach.

About the Speaker:

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Tonia Sapia Ph.D in Intercultural Education and Sociology, University of Messina and Masters Degree in Planning and Analysis of social, economic and cultural process development, University of Catania. She is also teaching of Methodology and Techniques of Quantitative and Qualitative research in Bethlehem University (Palestine Territories) and Member of the Evaluation Committee and External Evaluator of the MICAD (Master in International Cooperation and Development) in Bethlehem University. Currently she works in international projects in the development of planning, studies and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research in socio- economic field in Innova BIC. .




Speaker 13: MVMANT: Urban Mobility on Demand


What is MVMANT?

MVMANT is an urban mobility on-demand platform that solves the traffic congestion problem. It enables a new form of public transit service that offers a seamless door-to-door mobility, with a higher comfort and convenience of a private car, but at a lower price.

How does it work  

MVMANT allows the deployment of a fleet of vehicles circulating on fixed routes (like a bus) with a service on request (like a taxi). The dispatching of vehicles is managed by predictive algorithms, advanced machine learning techniques and by requests generated through the dedicated app. This allows to dispatch the vehicles when and were needed and match the mobility needs of citizens in the most efficient way. By maximizing the seat occupancy ratio, revenues are increased, pollution per capita is minimized, travel time and costs are reduced significantly, making this system competitive against using and operating a private car. MVMANT is inspired by popular and market proven paratransit solutions such as Taxi Particular, Dolmuş, Jitney, etc. The success factors of those schemes have been studied, refined and improved by technology to make it suitable to any city. On top of it, MVMANT offers a turnkey loyalty and advertisement platform that allows to further reduce the cost of the service and create a fidelity scheme for participating businesses. The first pilot took place in the city of Ragusa in April-May 2016 in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz and has been funded by the European Commission through the program "Fiware-FrontierCities".  

The vision of MVMANT 

Flexible, convenient and comfortable Door-to-Door mobility, without the need of owning and operating a car.  

About the Speaker:

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Blochin Cuius  COO and co-founder of MVMANT. Degree in Economics, formerly market analyst at HP, responsible for the development of international markets and business models. Blochin manages international relationships with research centers and universities (FZI Karlsruhe, Universities of Messina, Catania, Helsinki), customers and local authorities (municipalities of Messina, Ragusa, London Borough of Harrow, Schiedam, Modena, Lodz, Sant Cugat, Berlin, Dubai etc). Through his well-established network, he feels the pulse of the market and can translate visions in sustainable and profitable business models. He cooperates with press agencies to define communication strategies and promotion of Edisonweb’s products and innovative strategies on the principal Italian medias, that has received a wide coverage on the media, like print (Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore), radio and national TV stations (RAI Radio1, Radio2, Radio3, Radio24, Radio Deejay, TG1, TG2, TG3, Mediaset)  .


Speaker 14

About the Speaker:

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Chiara Lissandrello Sociologa (Milano, 2003) e MSc in Sviluppo Sostenibile (Maastricht, 2014). Il Project Management, l'Euro-Project Design e il Document Management sono solo alcune delle aree in cui mi sono specializzata nel corso degli anni. Il mio spirito imprenditoriale mi spinge a guardare sempre avanti per cercare opportunità di business e nuove esperienze di vita. Il mio background e le mie attitudini mi portano a lavorare nell'ambito della Digital Social Innovation e dello Sviluppo Sostenibile con grande passione. L’esperienza variegata, sia in ambito accademico che professionale, in Italia e all’estero, mi permette di adottare una prospettiva multidisciplinare ed interculturale in tutte le attività che svolgo.



Speaker 15: South Italy Innovation ecosystem

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Fabio Bruno Radio lover and communication specialist. I founded Start Me Up, a weekly podcast about Technology and Social Innovation in the Mediterranean Area and I work as SMM at Smartwork, startup that loves mobility and design, focused on UX and UI. Two years ago, with other great people, I founded Startup Messina, an Association that spread entrepreneurial knowledge by networking and sharing best practices.





Speaker 16

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Speaker 17

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Antonio Puliafito is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. His interests include parallel and distributed systems, networking, wireless, GRID and Cloud computing. During 1994-1995 he spent 12 months as visiting professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Duke University, North Carolina - USA, where he was involved in research on advanced analytical modelling techniques. He was the coordinator of the Ph.D. course in Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering at the University of Messina and currently is the responsible for the course of study in computers engineering. He acts as a referee for the European Community for since 1998. He has contributed to the development of the software tools WebSPN and ArgoPerformance, which are being used both at national and international level. Dr. Puliafito is co-author (with R. Sahner and Kishor S. Trivedi) of the text entitled "Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems: An Example-Based Approach Using the SHARPE Software Package", edited by Kluwer Academic Publishers. He is currently the director of the RFIDLab, a joint research lab with Oracle and Intel on RFID and wireless. He is currently the President of the Centre on Information Technologies at University of Messina. From 2006 to 2008 he acted as the technical director of the Project 901, aiming at creating a wireless/wired communication infrastructure inside the University of Messina to support new value added services (winner of the CISCO innovation award). He is also the responsible for the University of Messina of two big Grid Projects (TriGrid VL, , and PI2S2, ) funded by the Sicilian Regional Government and by the Ministry of University and Research, respectively. He was involved in several European projects such as Reservoir, Vision and CloudWave. He is also the main investigator of the Italian PRIN2008 research project "Cloud@Home", trying to combine cloud and volunteer computing. He currently is the scientific director of the SIGMA PON_01 project on the management and control of multi-risk systems. He was the scientific director of Inquadro s.r.l., a spin-off company of the University of Messina whose main business is RFID and its application both in public and private sectors. He recently constituted the start-up DH Labs, which develops systems and solutions related to the Internet of Things. .


Speaker 18: Presentazione del CINI

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Paolo Prinetto Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the ICT Faculty of the Politecnico di Torino, Turin (Italy), Adjoin Professor of the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (USA). Research activities mainly focused on  Dependable and Secure Hardware,Emerging Memories, Assistive Technologies.  From 2013, Presidente del CINI: Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica. From 2010 to 2014, member of the Scientific Council of C.N.R.S.: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Francese. Dal 2000 al 2003, elected chair of the TTTC (Test Technology Technical Council della IEEE Computer Society). From 2004, member of TC 10 - Computer Systems Technology dell’IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing). 



Speaker 19: Un Laboratorio Nazionale sulle Smart Cities

About the Speaker:

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Giuseppe Anastasi is a Full Professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Information Engineering (DII) at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is also the Director of the Smart Cities National Lab supported by CINI (National University Consortium for Informatics). He has directed the executive Master in Smart Cities, a post-graduate advanced specialization program organized by the University of Pisa in cooperation with the Institute for Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
His scientific interests include Distributed and P2P Systems, Internet of Things, Pervasive Computing, Sustainable Computing, and Smart Cities. He is the founding co-director of the Pervasive Computing & Networking Laboratory (PerLab), and has contributed to many research programs funded by both national and international institutions. He is a co-editor of two books: Advanced Lectures in Networking (LNCS 2497, Springer, 2002) and Methodologies and Technologies for Networked Enterprises (LNCS 7200, Springer, 2012). He has published more than 120 research papers in the area of computer networking and pervasive computing, gathering more than 5000 citations according to Google Scholar (H-index=31).
Dr. Anastasi is currently serving as: Area Editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC); Program Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP 2016); member of the Board of Directors at CINI; member of the Scientific Committee at the Dept. of ICT, Energy and Transports of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).  


Speaker 20: Introduzione alle smart cities

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Antonio Corradi  full professor at the University of Bologna for the area of Computer Networks, works in the area of distributed and parallel middleware for pervasive and heterogeneous computing, for cloud solutions, mobile systems and social applications for smart cities (in teaching and research). He is deeply involved in technology transfer, toward local organizations and companies or international organizations (not only EU based). In the last few year, he is engaged as local UINBO representative for Latin America and the chair of the High Technology Network for ICT of Emilia Romagna. 





Speaker 21: Esigenze della città metropolitana di Messina ed opportunità di finanziamento

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Gaetano Cacciola Laurea in ingegneria elettrotecnica, Padova, marzo 1978. Dal 1979 al 1982 ha collaborato con il Prof. Nicola Giordano, titolare della Cattedra di Chimica Industriale dell'Università di Messina. Dal Marzo del 1982 è dipendente del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, con la qualifica di Ricercatore. E' stato direttore del CNR-ITAE di Messina dal 1996 all' 8 luglio 2013. Dal 1983 al 1996 è stato responsabile scientifico della linea di ricerca "Accumulo dell'Energia e pompe di calore utilizzanti processi chimici", dell'ITAE. Dal 1984 è responsabile scientifico di numerosi contratti di ricerca nazionali ed internazionali nell'ambito di progetti finalizzati del CNR, di programmi della Comunità Europea, di programmi ministeriali e regionali, di attività di collaborazione con Enti pubblici e privati. Dal 1998 è cordinatore nazionale di numerosi progetti di ricerca nel settore Energia. Nel 1993 ha collaborato con l'International Foundation for Science (Stoccolma), per l'assistenza all'assegnazione di fondi per la ricerca nel settore ENERGIA. Dal Giugno del 2000 è stato indicato, dalla Presidenza del CNR, come esperto del settore Energie Rinnovabili, a rappresentare l'Ente nel gruppo di consulenti del Joint Research Centre (JRC) della Commissione Europea. Nel Dicembre 2000 è stato nominato coordinatore della Commissione Tecnica, incaricata di predisporre i progetti CNR per l’accesso ai finanziamenti di cui al fondo integrativo speciale per la ricerca (FISR). Nel Giugno 2001 è stato nominato coordinatore della Commissione Tecnica incaricata della predisposizione del programma strategico “Nuovi Sistemi di Produzione e Gestione dell’Energia”, da presentare al MURST per l’accesso ai finanziamenti di cui al PNR. Nel 2003 ha partecipato al gruppo tecnico di lavoro per la redazione del Programma Nazionale per la Ricerca 2004-2006. Nel 2004 è stato nominato componente della commissione di studio per l’attuazione della Riforma CNR. Nel Settembre del 2004 è stato nominato dal Presidente del CNR, prof. Fabio Pistella componente del “Comitato ordinatore energia e trasporti” incaricato dell’attivazione dei Dipartimenti del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Nel Novembre 2004 – ha fatto parte del gruppo di lavoro per la formazione della Piattaforma Tecnologica Nazionale Idrogeno, richiesta dal MIUR. Nel 2005 è componente della Commissione di esperti per la selezione dei candidati italiani ai premi EURYI (European Young Investigator Awards). Nel Maggio 2006 è stato delegato dal Presidente del CNR, prof. Fabio Pistella a rappresentare l’ENTE nella struttura di Governance del Distretto Tecnologico Trasporti Navali, Commerciali e da Diporto della Regione Sicilia. Dall’Aprile 2008 è il Presidente del Consorzio Sicilia Navtec, struttura di Governance del Distretto Tecnologico Trasporti Navali, Commerciali e da Diporto della Regione Sicilia. Dal 1981 ha svolto attività didattica, su tematiche riguardanti l'accumulo, il trasporto e la trasformazione dell'energia, presso le Università di Messina, di Reggio Calabria e di Catania. Dal 1999 è Professore a contratto di "Macchine" presso la Facoltà di Ingegneria, corso di laurea in Ingegneria dei Materiali e corso di laurea in Ingegneria Industriale dell'Università di Messina.Attualmente vice sindaco presso il Comune di Messina. 


Speaker 22: Offerta ST Microelectronics per soluzioni in ambito Smart Cities

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Filippo Colaianni  received his M.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Catania, in 2001. Currently at ST, he is Technical Marketing Section Manager for Smart City and Home Building Automation in charge of project management, promotion and demand Creation for Smart City, Smart Meter, Home Building Automation and Connectivity Solutions, with good know-how on ARM Cortex-M, Connectivity and Sensor products. 






Speaker 23: Arduino: dispositivi programmabili per la sensoristica avanzata

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Angelo Zaia ha ricevuto la laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica ed il Dottorato in Ingegneria Informatica all’Universita’ degli Studi di Messina affrontando temi di ricerca riguardanti i sistemi distribuiti e wireless. Dal 2001 e’ stato responsabile tecnico e/o project manager di numerosi progetti ricerca o per lo sviluppo di sistemi informativi per medie e grandi imprese, e pubblica amministrazione centrale. Queste attivita’ sono state svolte in collaborazione con le piu’ importanti aziende IT italiane come Accenture, AlmavivA, Selex, HP, Intel, Intergraph, Oracle ed ST Microelectronics. L’attivita’ di ricerca dell’Ing. Angelo Zaia si e’ focalizzata nello studio di sistemi wireless e distribuiti con particolare riferimento ai middleware, alla programmazione ed alla valutazione delle prestazioni, IoT e Cloud Computing. Angelo Zaia e’ Direttore dello sviluppo software di Arduino Srl e fondatore dello spin-off accademico DH Labs.  


Speaker 24: "Real-time Urban Resilience" – Le soluzioni di safety & security di Leonardo Finmeccanica

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Francesco Valdevies professional experience is mainly in the field of marketing and business innovation development, gained through devising and delivering strategic business & communications plans to meet the business goals of the "Company" for both public and private sectors at a national and international level. Actually his work interest are focalized to define programs to support the public administration for the governance about the climate change problems about safety & security and early warning to safe people and infrastructure. Other recent experience has enriched his expertise and specialisation in managing very complex, strategic projects covering innovation, communications, change management. Working at both national and international level, his managerial achievements have been in developing and consolidating business relationships and strategies in industry, telecommunications, public and local public administration. In the actual positioning to create, define and consolidate in the integrated and innvoation project in the local and public sector market I have played a key role in drafting and negotiating partnership agreements between a number of private and public companies. (Benetton Group, Finmeccanica, Metropolitan Council city, The Bellisario Foundation, Formez, Worldwide Press Association, Fieg, A.C. Milan/Milan LAB, La Scala Milan, European Commission, Universities, Ministry of the Interior, Anci, UPI, Publisher and editors etc.) I have been working with the Tor Vergata University of Rome, la Fondazione Politecnico of Milan, The Link Campus – University of Malta and the Agency for the development of Trentino, Porvoo Group (EU). Since 2002 I have been working as technical specialist alongside the political staff of the Ministry of the Interior in the integrated marketing and communications project to implement electronic documents for e-government (CIE, PSE, passports, CNS).


Speaker 25: Visione ed esempi applicativi

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Cristiana Molina. Diversified and deep experience in: technology, operations and supply chain, business unit management, business development and sales. Living and working in Italy, I have spent all my career in challenging international and multicultural environments. Consultative and solution selling approach, change management. Leadership, Team building and people motivation.
Settori di competenza:Business Development , Corporate Strategy, Strategic planning; Sales & Business Unit Management, Operations and Engineering; Mergers & acquisitions e Operational due diligence; Process Driven Change and Change Management Complex Program /Project Management;Cost reduction, margin & cost improvement.



Speaker 26: Visione ed esempi applicativi

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Marco Sapienza si è laureato in Ingegneria Informatica presso l’Università degli studi di Catania. Assunto nel 2006 in Telecom Italia - Network Division, nel 2013 ha attivamente collaborato con l'Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) riguardo le specifiche relative al Device Management (DM) ed al LightweightM2M (LwM2M), al fine di standardizzare protocolli e meccanismi per ottenere la gestione e comunicazione di dispositivi mobili. Attualmente è ricercatore presso il TIM Joint Open Lab di Catania. I suoi interessi includono Smart Cities, Internet of Things ed Internet of Food.