ITALY, EUROPE AND THE USA AS LIVED AND EXPERIENCED BY PRACTITIONER THOUGHT-LEADERS: FACTS, VISIONS AND PERSPECTIVES

Nuclear, the only large scale solution to replace fossil fuel

by Bill Budinger, Aspen Institute Trustee, Founder, Former Chairman & CEO at Rodel, Inc. It has been one hell of a summer. Heat, drought, fire. Historic floods. Ninety–degree heat waves above the Arctic Circle. Sea levels rising at an ever-faster...

TINA: a heating revolution

  by Ferdinando Pozzani Co-founder and CEO TEON SRL The evolution of detection technologies, simulation models and satellite analysis allowed scientists to define an increasingly accurate view of the planet health status. Signals of a changing...

Space, the Sky is Not the Limit

  by Giulio Ranzo, CEO Avio Spa The US and Italy share a uniquely long history of cooperation in Space. Since the very early days of the Space Race in the 1960s, when the US and Russia began to think that the sky was not the limit, the exploration...

For Italian manufacturing companies America is the new China

  by Richard Cashin, President One Equity Partners In the 250 miles from Malpensa to Rimini, there are at least 200 B2B suppliers to global customers doing E200-400 of revenues. These companies make cool stuff, witness the average gross margins in...

Europe. My outlook

by Giuliano Amato, Judge of the Italian Constitutional Court and Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy The weather does not look so splendid in Europe at the beginning of 2019. The slowdown in our economies is undeniable and is also...

Italian luxury fashion brands need to scale up

By Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge, Founder, Investment Manager, KFMG It would be difficult to imagine a world without Italian luxury fashion houses in 2019 as they are synonymous with seemingly effortless elegance that makes French, Swiss or other...

Cultural Support as Business Development

By Maxwell L. Anderson, President of Souls Grown Deep Foundation Italian corporate leaders have reason to be impatient with American attitudes. I write this as an American, admittedly one bearing decades of experience collaborating with Italian...

The Role of Higher Education in Today’s Global Economy

By Donna Rapaccioli, Dean and University Professor at Gabelli Business School, Fordham University Today’s business world has no shortage of high-profile biographies that make it easy to question the value of higher education. The career...

Italy: a country full of opportunities

By Gregorio De Felice, Chief Economist Intesa Sanpaolo Italy is a country of excellence not only concerning the artistic and historical heritage but also its industrial sector. A few data can help to describe the opportunities offered by the...

Energy & Infrastructure as drivers for development and welfare

  by Luigi Ferraris, CEO & General Manager Terna Energy systems are undergoing a major transformation and acceleration in investments in infrastructure is the enabling factor for a rapid transition. The International Energy Agency foresees global...

Italian FDI in a Changed Global Business Environment

  by Paul A. Laudicina, Chairman Emeritus of A.T. Kearney Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have only surpassed the $1.9 trillion level reached in the pre-global recession heights of 2007 once in recent years. As a result, the environment for...

Italy-USA: 3 Trump Cards for a successful business matching

  by Alessandro Decio, CEO SACE The quality of Made in Italy and the propensity to export combine to fuel the engine of the Italian economy. Going global makes Italian companies more competitive while allowing them to grow faster, learn better, and...

Italy – We’re Open For Business

  by Francesco Starace, CEO Enel Recent years have seen unprecedented changes across the political, economic and social landscape. Yet while navigating these “uncharted waters”, Italian firms have been able to hold a straight course, showing both...

Telecoms in Italy: a great innovation opportunity

  by Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO Wind Tre The telecommunications market in Italy is characterized by intense competition featuring four major operators (each with foreign shareholder ownership) and various MVNOs who have largely been focused on customer...

Contributors

Giuliano Amato

Professor Emeritus
European University Institute

Florence

Maxwell L. Anderson

President
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

New York

Michele Appendino

Founder
Ame Ventures

Milan

Domenico Arcuri

CEO
Invitalia

Rome

José M. de Areilza

Secretary General
Aspen Institute España

Barcelona

Salvo Arena

Managing Partner
Studio Chiomenti

New York

Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio

Chairman & CEO
Fidia Holding S.p.A.

Milan – New York

Elisabetta Bertoloni

Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

New York

Carlo Bozzoli

CIO
Enel

Rome

William D. Budinger

Aspen Institute Trustee, Founder, Former Chairman & CEO
RODEL, INC.

Phoenix

Christian Burger

Co-founder and board member
Reconvilier AG

Munich

Ermelinda M. Campani

Spogli Family Director
Stanford’s Breyer Center for Overseas Studies in Florence

Florence

Pietro Candela

CEO
Alipay

Milan

Francesco Cardinali

Senior Country Officer
J.P. Morgan Italy

Milan

Mariafrancesca Carli

Managing Director
BDT & Company

New York

Stefano Caselli

Vice-Rector for International Affairs
Bocconi University

Milan

Richard Cashin

President
One Equity Partners

New York

Giuseppe Castagna

CEO
Banco BPM

Milan

Giovanni Castellaneta

Chairman of the Board
doBank

Milan

Elio Catania

Former President
Confindustria Digitale

Rome

Enrico Cereda

CEO
IBM Italy

Milan

Ernesto Ciorra

Innovability Director
Enel

Rome

Fedele Confalonieri

Chairman
Mediaset S.p.A.

Milan

Simone Crolla

Managing Director
American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Milan

Paolo Cuccia

Executive Chairman
Gambero Rosso S.p.a.

Rome

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo

President Strategic Relationships for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Google

Paris

Marta Dassù

Senior Director of European Affairs
The Aspen Institute

Rome

Alessandro Decio

CEO & General Manager
Sace Simest

Milan

Gregorio De Felice

Head of Research and Chief Economist
Intesa Sanpaolo

Milan

Alessandro De Nicola

Senior Partner & Member of the Global Board of Directors
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

Milan

Claudio Del Vecchio

Chairman & CEO
Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

Milan

Alessandro Falciai

Founder
Millenium Partecipazioni S.r.l.

Rome

Luigi Ferraris

CEO & General Manager
Terna

Rome

Alessandro Fracassi

Founder
Gruppo MutuiOnLine

Milan

Marc Gabelli

President & Director
GGCP, Inc.

Greenwich

James W. Gerard

Managing Director
Hycroft Advisors

New York

Piero Gnudi

Founder
Studio Gnudi Associazione Professionale

Bologna

Joseph Haviv

Managing Member
Protostar Partners

New York

Jeffrey Hedberg

CEO
Wind Tre

Milan

Maximo Ibarra

CEO
KPN

Amsterdam

Adam Klein

Adjunct Professor
Colombia School of Journalism

New York

Paul A. Laudicina

Partner and Chairman Emeritus
A.T. Kearney

New York

Massimo Lapucci

CEO
Fondazione CTR

Turin

Jeffrey Libshutz

Managing Partner
ArmaVir Partners

New York

Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge

Founder & Investment Manager
KFMG

New York

Carlo Mammola

CEO
Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR S.p.A.

Milan

Marino Marin

Managing Principal
MC Square

New York

Marco Marinucci

Founder & CEO
Mind The Bridge

San Francisco

William E. Mayer

Trustee & Chairman Emeritus
The Aspen Institute

New York

Andrea Montanino

Chief Economist
Confindustria

Rome

Clare Muñana

President
Ancora Associates, Inc.

Chicago

Fernando Napolitano

President & CEO
Italian Business & Investment Initiative

New York

Michael Nowlis

Assistant Dean
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management – Cornell University

New York

Federica Olivares

Founder
Edizioni Olivares

Milan

Haresh Patel

CEO
Mercatus Inc

Silicon Valley

Erik R. Peterson

Partner
A.T.Kearney

New York

Ferdinando Pozzani

Co-founder and CEO
TEON SRL

Rome

Giulio Ranzo

CEO
Avio Spa

Milan

Donna Rapaccioli

Dean
Fordham University Gabelli Schools of Business

New York

Luciano Ravera

CEO
IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Milan

Stefano Sala

CEO
Publitalia ’80

Milan

Massimo Scaccabarozzi

President
Farmindustria

Rome

Paolo Scaroni

Deputy Chairman
Rothschild & Co

London

Andrea Sironi

Chairman
Borsa Italiana SPA

Milan

Bernard Spitz

President
French Insurance Federation

Paris

Ronald P. Spogli

Co‐Chairman
Freeman Spogli & Co.

Los Angeles

Lucio Stanca

Vice President
The Aspen Institute Italia

Milan

Francesco Starace

CEO & General Manager
Enel

Rome

Francesco Trapani

Executive Vice Chairman
Tages Group

London

Flavio Valeri

CEO
Deutche Bank Italy

Milan

Gianmario Verona

Rector
Bocconi University

Milan

Andrea Vismara

CEO
Equita Group & Equita Sim

Milan

Richard Vietor

Baker Foundation Professor
Harvard Business School

Boston

Ian Wardropper

Director
The Frick Collection

New York

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