GovTech Summit

The event on global policy innovation

13 · 14 · 15 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE
NUMBERS of WMF
+90
COUNTRIES
+3.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+90
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
+70.000
ATTENDEES in 2024
+50
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+700
EXHIBITORS

Panels - Keynotes - Workshops - B2G meetings - Networking

Within WMF - We Make Future, the International Fair on Digital Innovation, AI, and Tech, the GovTech Summit positioned itself as a privileged platform to explore the revolutionary impact of technological and digital innovation in vital areas such as governance, social affairs, economy, and culture.

The event attracted a range of stakeholders, including government representatives, third-sector leaders, business leaders, and academic luminaries, offering them an exclusive space to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, and collectively explore the future of innovation for the benefit of society. Summit participants had the opportunity to attend presentations, immerse themselves in debates, and participate in workshops that investigated cutting-edge technological trends.

Among the key aspects of the summit, networking played a pivotal role: it stimulated the creation of connections, opened inter-sectoral dialogues, and promoted collaborations capable of transforming innovative ideas into tangible solutions.

The summit aimed to establish a constructive dialogue on how to guide innovation to effectively address the challenges of our time, ensuring that the benefits of the digital age were evenly distributed.

Institutional Guests on the Mainstage

Peter Fleischer
US
DATA PROTECTION & AI
Senior Privacy Counsel
Google
Emma Redmond
IE
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Associate General Counsel e Head of Privacy, EU Data Protection
Open AI
Alan Friedman
IT
JOURNALISM
Journalist, author and documentary writer/producer
Conscience
Lucilla Sioli
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry" @ Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission
Brando Benifei
IT
DATA PROTECTION & AI
MEP, Co-reporter AI Act - European Parliament
Stefano Bonaccini
IT
INSTITUTIONS
President of Emilia-Romagna region
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
IT
FUTURE OF WORK
General Secretary
UIL
Nicola Gratteri
IT
LEGALITY
Procuratore della Repubblica
Tribunale di Napoli
Guido Scorza
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Member
Italian Data Protection Authority
Simonetta Gola
IT
HUMAN RIGHTS
Head of Communication
EMERGENCY
Massimo Bugani
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Councilor for Digital Innovation of Bologna City
Nino Cartabellotta
IT
INSTITUTIONS
President
GIMBE Foundation
Matteo Lepore
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Mayor of the Municipality of Bologna
Maurizio Forte
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Central Director for Export Sectors
Agenzia ICE
Mimmo Lucano
IT
SOCIAL INNOVATION
Ex Sindaco di Riace
Antonello Giacomelli
IT
DATA PROTECTION & AI
Commisioner
AGCOM
Francesco Billari
IT
INSTITUTIONS
Rector
Bocconi University
Mario Nobile
IT
DATA PROTECTION & AI
General Manager
agID
Giuseppe Lombardo
IT
LEGALITY
Prosecutor at Court of Reggio Calabria

Panelist of the GovTech Summit

Davide Casaleggio
Davide Casaleggio
Author of the book
“Gli algoritmi del potere. Come l’IA riscriverà la politica e la società”
Tech Policies and Communities
Lucilla Sioli
Lucilla Sioli
Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry"
Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Valery Tsepkalo
Valery Tsepkalo
Former Ambassador; Founder and CEO
United States; Belarus Hi-Tech Park.
Tech Policies and Communities
Antonio Palmieri
Antonio Palmieri
President
Fondazione Pensiero Solido
Tech Policies and Communities
Matteo Lorito
Matteo Lorito
Rector
University of Naples Federico II
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Michela Milano
Michela Milano
Director
Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
On. Walter Rizzetto
On. Walter Rizzetto
President of the Labor Commission
Chamber of Deputies
WorkTech Policies
Cosmano Lombardo
Cosmano Lombardo
Chairman
WMF - We Make Future
WorkTech Policies
Gianluca Galasso
Gianluca Galasso
Central Director of the Operations Service
National Cybersecurity Agency
Tech Policies and Communities
Luca De Biase
Luca De Biase
Research and Media Director
Re-Imagine Europa
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Gianluca Misuraca
Gianluca Misuraca
Founder & Vice President on Technology Diplomacy
Inspiring Futures
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Chiara Daneo
Chiara Daneo
Institutional Relations
Department for Digital Transformation
Tech Policies and Communities
On. Giulio Centemero
On. Giulio Centemero
Member of the Finance Commission
Chamber of Deputies
Tech Policies and Communities
On. Fabio Porta
On. Fabio Porta
President
Italy-Brazil Friendship Association
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Sen. Marco Lombardo
Sen. Marco Lombardo
Secretary of the European Union Policies Commission
Senate of Italian Republic
Tech Policies and Communities
Giusella Finocchiaro
Giusella Finocchiaro
Full Professor of Private Law and Internet Law
Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Tech Policies and Communities
On. Ylenja Lucaselli
On. Ylenja Lucaselli
Member of the Budget, Treasury and Planning Commission
Chamber of Deputies
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Fabrizio Morgera
Fabrizio Morgera
Senior Investment Officer
European Investment Bank
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Michele Fioroni
Michele Fioroni
Councilor for Economic Development, Innovation, Digital and Simplification
Umbria Region
WorkTech Policies
Sebastiano Callari
Sebastiano Callari
Councilor for Heritage, State Property, General Services and Information Systems
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
WorkTech Policies
Gianluca Sgueo
Gianluca Sgueo
Professor of Digital Democracy & Public Spaces
SciencesPo Paris
Tech Policies and Communities
Martina Carone
Martina Carone
Professor in Media Analysis
University of Padua; Youtrend
Tech Policies and Communities
Massimo Bugani
Massimo Bugani
Councilor for the Digital Innovation
City of Bologna
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy Tech Policies and Communities
Alessandro Curioni
Alessandro Curioni
Founder
DI.GI Academy
Tech Policies and Communities
Ranieri Razzante
Ranieri Razzante
Expert Artificial Intelligence Strategy Committee; Professor in Money Laundering Risk Management Techniques
Italian Government Presidency of the Council of Ministers; University of Bologna
Tech Policies and Communities
Paolo Micozzi
Paolo Micozzi
Director of information systems service and statistics
Ministry of University and Research
Tech Policies and Communities
João Campos
João Campos
Mayor
City of Recife
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Rafael Figueiredo
Rafael Figueiredo
Prosecutor; Advisor
State of Pernambuco; Recife Digital Port
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Joana Portela Florêncio
Joana Portela Florêncio
Secretary for Development
SDECTI Recife
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Camilla Rangoni
Camilla Rangoni
Speaker
Geopolis
Tech Policies and Communities Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Pietro Pacini
Pietro Pacini
President; General Manager
Assinter Italia; CSI Piemonte
WorkTech Policies
Mariangela Siciliano
Mariangela Siciliano
Head of Education, Business Promotion & Supply Chain
SACE
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Karina Virrueta
Karina Virrueta
Head of Innovation Ecosystem
Startup Valencia
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Igor Gallonetto
Igor Gallonetto
Councilor for Digital Transition, Public Green and Reforestation, Heritage, Legality, Participation
City of Ravenna
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Fabrizio Ferrandelli
Fabrizio Ferrandelli
Councilor for digital innovation and functional relations with Sispi
City of Palermo
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Carlo Pasqualetto
Carlo Pasqualetto
Vice President of the Council Commission II
City of Padova
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Piercosma Bisconti
Piercosma Bisconti
Co-Founder and Researcher
DEXAI - Artificial Ethics
Tech Policies and Communities
Lara Mastrangelo
Lara Mastrangelo
Associate Departement IP
DLA Piper
Tech Policies and Communities
Federico Sartore
Federico Sartore
Partner
PANETTA Consulting Group
Tech Policies and Communities
Elena Sartini
Elena Sartini
Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Protection
Launchmetrics
Tech Policies and Communities
Giorgio Ciron
Giorgio Ciron
Director
InnovUp
Tech Policies and Communities
Vincenzo Tiani
Vincenzo Tiani
Data Regulation Expert
PANETTA, VUB, IULM University
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy Tech Policies and Communities
Martina Turola
Martina Turola
The Good Lobby Italia
Head of Communications
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Francesco Di Costanzo
Francesco Di Costanzo
President
Fondazione Italia Digitale
Tech Policies and Communities
Lorenzo Salmi
Lorenzo Salmi
CEO
Piave Digital Agency
Tech Policies and Communities
Giovanna Cosenza
Giovanna Cosenza
Full Professor
Università di Bologna
Tech Policies and Communities
Antonello Barone
Antonello Barone
Director
Kcomunicazione
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Mariagrazia Graziano
Mariagrazia Graziano
Professor
Teaching Lab - Polytechnic of Turin
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Nico Perrone
Nico Perrone
Director
DIRE Agency
WorkTech Policies Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Olga Zocco
Olga Zocco
Business Partner
ABA - Invest in Austria
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy
Andrea Ivan Baldassarre
Andrea Ivan Baldassarre
Head of Content Area
Forum PA
WorkTech Policies Tech Policies and Communities
On. Valentina Barzotti
On. Valentina Barzotti
Member of the Labor Commission
Chamber of Deputies
WorkTech Policies
Sauro Rossi
Sauro Rossi
Confederal Secretary
CISL - Federation of Italian trade unions
WorkTech Policies
Alessio De Luca
Alessio De Luca
Digital Innovation Policies, Head of Office 4.0
CGIL - Italian General Confederation of Labour
WorkTech Policies
Walter Quattrociocchi
Walter Quattrociocchi
Full Professor
La Sapienza, University of Rome
Tech Policies and Communities
Laura Sartori
Laura Sartori
Professor
Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Tech Policies and Communities
Enrica Sabatini
Enrica Sabatini
Co-founder
Camelot SB
Tech Policies and Communities
Cristiano Leggeri
Cristiano Leggeri
Director,
III ^ Postal Police Service Division
Tech Policies and Communities
Lucilla Deleo
Lucilla Deleo
Founder e Ceo
L.D Public Affairs Expertise
Tech Policies and Communities
Kevin Carboni
Kevin Carboni
Freelance Investigative Journalist; Author
DeSmog; Lo Spiegone and Wired Italia
Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy WorkTech Policies
Veronica Spadoni
Veronica Spadoni
Business Accelerator and Innovation Ecosystem Manager, Cluster Manager
Polo ICT
Tech Policies and Communities
Luca Mancino
Luca Mancino
Innovation Consultant
Tech Policies and Communities
Alessio Crisantemi
Alessio Crisantemi
Director
EsportsMag.it
WorkTech Policies
Vittorio Andrea Vaccaro
Vittorio Andrea Vaccaro
Vice President; Scientific Director
CONI Emilia-Romagna; Regional School of Sport
WorkTech Policies Tech Policies and Communities
Emanuela Maio
Emanuela Maio
Researcher
University of Parma
WorkTech Policies
Alberto Simonetti
Alberto Simonetti
Policy & Public Affairs Manager
IIDEA Association
WorkTech Policies
Simone Mingoli
Simone Mingoli
Co-Owner & CEO
DSYRE
WorkTech Policies
Federico Brambilla
Federico Brambilla
President & co-Founder
Exeed
WorkTech Policies
Francesca Cavecchia
Francesca Cavecchia
Senior digital planner and strategist
WorkTech Policies
Samanta Giuliani
Samanta Giuliani
Managing Partner
SBAM Creative Agency
WorkTech Policies
Manuela Sissa
Manuela Sissa
Head of Campaign & UI Design
Kettydo+
WorkTech Policies
Gabriele Salamone
Gabriele Salamone
Head of Creative
SBAM Creative Agency
WorkTech Policies
Guido Callegari
Guido Callegari
Co-founder; Creative partner
Artificial Intelligence Creative Community - AI/CC; Runway
WorkTech Policies
Manuel Alvaro
Manuel Alvaro
Ambassador
Zetafonts; ADCI
WorkTech Policies
Laura Tommasini
Laura Tommasini
Director
Sport Press
Tech Policies and Communities
Nino Cartabellotta
Nino Cartabellotta
President
GIMBE Foundation
Tech Policies and Communities
Alessandro Mossini
Alessandro Mossini
Sports Journalist
Corriere della Sera
WorkTech Policies
On. Virginio Merola
On. Virginio Merola
Member of the Finance Commission
Chamber of Deputies
WorkTech Policies
On. Laura Cavandoli
On. Laura Cavandoli
Member of the Finance Commision
Chamber of Deputies
WorkTech Policies
On. Daniela Dondi
On. Daniela Dondi
Member of the Justice Commision
Chamber of Deputies
WorkTech Policies
Andrea Dondi
Andrea Dondi
President
CONI Emilia-Romagna; Regional School of Sports
WorkTech Policies
Sergio Pipia
Sergio Pipia
Technical Coordinator
CONI - Emilia-Romagna Regional Committee
WorkTech Policies
Luca Di Nella
Luca Di Nella
Professor
University of Parma
WorkTech Policies
Luca Grosso
Luca Grosso
Chairman
Bo.S.Co
Tech Policies and Communities
Andrea Nalin
Andrea Nalin
Vice President
Indici Opponibili
Tech Policies and Communities
Piero Tagliapietra
Piero Tagliapietra
President
Hypernova Società Cooperativa
Tech Policies and Communities
Andrea Scavolini
Andrea Scavolini
Co Founder
Refresh Academy
Tech Policies and Communities
Emiliano Citarella
Emiliano Citarella
Digital Specialist
Youlysses
Tech Policies and Communities
Damiana Aguiari
Damiana Aguiari
Digital Coach Coordinator
Open Group
Tech Policies and Communities
LEGACOOP
LEGACOOP
Tech Policies and Communities
Ivana Pais
Ivana Pais
Full Professor
University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
WorkTech Policies
Nicola Ladisa
Nicola Ladisa
Human Resources and Organization Director Corporate
De Agostini Group
WorkTech Policies
Ernesto Belisario
Ernesto Belisario
Lawyer, expert in technology law and innovation in public administration
Law Firm E-lex
WorkTech Policies

Involved stakeholders

The Stages of GovTech Summit 2024

AI for Future

The AI for Future stage, part of the WMF's AI Global Summit event and sponsored by Globant, will offer talks on the application and future of artificial intelligence by leading Italian and international experts in the field. 
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Innovation Showcase

This stage, powered by SAP on the 13th of June, showcases products and services presented by startups, SMEs, and companies offering innovative solutions to corporate needs and, generally, the market.
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Google Innovations

The stage presents the latest trends and innovations in the Google ecosystem. Featuring international speakers and experts in the field, we will explore the dynamics of YouTube, Analytics, Performance Max, and GitHub/Scripts to harness the full potential of Google platforms for your digital success.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Future of Open Innovation & VC

Embark on a journey to explore the characteristics of a global community of innovators committed to co-designing inclusive prosperity and a better future. Through immersion in diverse ecosystems and approaches, participants will gain valuable insights into the dynamics of open innovation and collaboration on a global scale. Together, we will cultivate a community of changemakers dedicated to shaping a more equitable and sustainable world for generations to come

AI Marketing

The AI Marketing stage, part of WMF's AI Global Summit and sponsored by Get Response, offers talks on the application of marketing in the field of artificial intelligence and insights on AI from top Italian and international industry experts.
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Masterclass

The WMF proposes a Masterclass dedicated to the deepening of some hot topics for the AI & Digital-Tech sector through which it will be possible to understand the strategic use of Artificial Intelligence. The Masterclass will last two hours, in which it will be possible to relate with some of the leading experts in the field and are intended for a maximum of 25 people, to ensure the best possible interaction with the speakers.

Prophets of AI

In this stage, speeches and interventions by some of the most respected international experts in Artificial Intelligence will alternate.

Thanks to the partnership between Search On Media Group and WMF with Prophets of AI - a leading American entity for connecting with experts in the AI field - this stage will feature brilliant minds who have made significant contributions to the advancement of artificial intelligence, robotics, and consciousness fields, coming from diverse backgrounds such as computer science, art, finance, and informatics.

E-Commerce

The stage,  within the E-commerce Fest and sponsored by Connecteed, is dedicated to the main strategies for optimizing online sales: the biggest innovations in the world of digital marketing and the most interesting integrations will be presented by leading industry profiles.
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Advertising

The stage, powered by SMConnect, is the ideal place to discover new trends and best practices in digital advertising. Industry experts will provide insightful insights into the latest technologies and tools to help companies optimize their advertising campaigns and increase their ROI.
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Brand

The stage hosts prominent speakers that will offer their insights into the world of branding: through informative and vertical interventions, the strategic role of brands in the digital age, their relationship with consumers, impact on the social context, vertical platforms, communities, and much more will be thoroughly explored.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

SEO

On this stage, powered by SM CONNECT, industry experts will address the most technical and advanced areas of SEO. Presentations and case studies will delve into tools and strategies that continuously shape the entire digital sector.
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Social Media Strategies

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, offers informative speeches dedicated to fundamental strategies for measuring and optimizing performance on social media. You will delve into the most effective techniques to maximize the impact of your online activities, optimizing your social media presence to achieve your business goals.
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Mainstage

This is the biggest stage of the WMF that brings together all the themes of the Festival, where tech experts and innovators share their ideas and visions.

Inspirational talks, interviews, and debates will take place on the Mainstage to explore the latest technological developments and different aspects of innovation and its ethical, social and economic implications.

Not only creative insights and reflections on the Future but also moments of show and entertainment with concerts, live performances, the Startup Competition Final and award ceremonies with the WMF Awards. 

Tech Policies and Communities

This stage is part of GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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WorkTech Policies

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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Book Presentation

The stage, part of the Book Fair at WMF, is dedicated to talks, book presentations, and interviews on the major developments in the publishing sector. Authors will discuss topics related to digital, sustainability, innovation, and social impact.

Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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AI Tools & Services

In this stage, speakers will examine how the corporate use of artificial intelligence can automate processes and improve overall performance

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Influencer Marketing

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, explores the world of digital influencers, delving into winning strategies for collaborating with influencers and identifying the best partnership opportunities, as well as creating engaging content that captures the attention of the target audience.
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Content Creators

The stage, part of WMF's Creators Fest, is where the world of Content Creators comes to life with interviews, sketches, panels, talks, and meetings with the protagonists of the content creation world and their communities.


Edutech

The Edutech Stage provides a comprehensive overview of the latest frontiers in educational technology. Through a series of engaging and informative speeches, industry experts will explore the potentials, challenges, and innovative applications that are transforming the way we learn and teach

Startup Stage

Every year at the WMF, all the players in the innovation ecosystem come together: meet the founders of the selected startups, who will be able to present their project to an international audience of potential investors, partners and media, and join the WMF's international network, thus accelerating the opportunities for success.

Ethics & AI

The stage dedicated to Ethics and Artificial Intelligence explores the latest trends, innovative applications, and future perspectives in the field of AI and ethics. Experts from around the world converge to discuss the ethical challenges and opportunities offered by AI, promoting collaboration and innovation, presenting a crossroads of ideas and perspectives that shape the future of ethics and AI in the digital age.

Work, HR & Digital Skills

The stage dedicated to the world of work delves into the challenges and opportunities in the realm of human resources and digital skills. Experts and HR managers from various national and international backgrounds will share valuable insights on emerging trends and possible future scenarios in the workplace context.

Climate Change

On this stage, researchers, consultants, and non-profit organizations will take turns presenting the state of the art and the major implications of climate change, focusing on existing solutions and key trends at both national and global levels

Digital Tools & Services

Xrs, chatbots, NLP, and many other revolutionary technologies will be at the heart of our speakers' interventions in this internship, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and chatbots, and how companies can use them to improve customer experience and engagement.

All talks within the room are branded.

Data Analytics

The stage, sponsored by Exelab, is dedicated to web data measurement, collection, and analysis processes aimed at optimizing their utilization. The speeches will examine the new tools in the field and the latest trends to improve campaign reporting.
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Knowledge Share

Voices and testimonies of innovation will take center stage at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF! On June 14th, 2024, get ready to dive into deep tech and technology transfer.

Not only will Netval and KS be present as partners, with an Expo Area featuring 40 of the most promising startups from the KS 2.0 platform and the national innovation landscape, but they will also bring best practices and industry professional viewpoints!

We'll delve into deep tech topics with a focus on the world of Start-Ups and Technology Transfer. But it won't be just theory: on stage, authoritative experts and pioneers will share experiences and concrete examples of the disruptive potential of deep tech in shaping our future.

Netval and Knowledge Share are not just present; they are the engines driving this extraordinary journey into innovation. Join us as we transform the event into an unforgettable experience, creating deep connections and opening the doors to a world of possibilities.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this revolution: mark June 14th on your calendars and get ready to be transported to the forefront of global innovation.

Come discover the future with us at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF.

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Marketing Automation

The stage offers a series of presentations by various speakers on the topic of Marketing Automation, aimed at illustrating how it transforms the way companies interact with their customers, enabling personalized and timely communication.

This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Social Inclusion

During this stage, we will discuss with experts, academics, and activists how to promote the growth of a more inclusive environment by eliminating structural prejudices and recognizing, instead, the true value of diversity.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

The stage, featuring prominent international speakers in the field, will explore the latest trends, innovative applications and future prospects of Augmented and Virtual Reality, delving into how these technologies are transforming industries such as gaming, education, design and more. 


Tech 4 Business

On this stage the speakers will examine how companies can leverage recent technological developments to improve operations, efficiency and innovation.

All talks within the room are branded

Generative AI

The proposed stage, sponsored by Telematic International University Uninettuno, provides the opportunity to immerse oneself, through various speeches, in the world of Generative AI, a rapidly growing field that combines artificial intelligence and creativity.
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WMF Off

The stage hosts round tables, debates, and the Festival's community coming together to discuss topics that have always been close to the heart of WMF. Discussions will therefore alternate between newsletters, new digital scenarios, and trends in the technology sector.


Future of Entrepreneurship

In this stage you will be inspired by stories of entrepreneurial successes, by the efficient and creative use of today's digital tools, and by visions of the future!
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Digital Commerce & Marketing Services

In this stage, speakers will discuss strategies and tools to help companies succeed in e-commerce, including tips for increasing sales, optimizing user experience, and using effective marketing techniques.

All speeches within the room are branded

Digital Strategy

The stage will offer case studies and working models, marketing and communication with informative and vertical talks to develop successful digital strategies and explore the most effective planning to tackle the challenges of the contemporary market.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Machine Learning

The stage offers insightful and focused talks on the latest trends in computer programming. Participants will have the opportunity to delve deep into the vast universe of software development, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and craft innovative solutions.

Human Rights

The stage explores, with the participation of leading international speakers, the crucial issues that define the global human rights agenda. We will delve into current issues, new challenges and best practices for promoting and defending human rights around the world, providing a global and interdisciplinary perspective on a critically important topic.

Content Marketing

In this stage, industry experts will discuss strategy and creativity. A place where the brightest minds converge to share ideas and inspire innovation.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Sustainability & Tech

The stage offers, through interventions by various international and non-international speakers, insights into the theme of sustainability and technology. Participants will focus on how technological innovation can currently drive the transition towards a more sustainable world.


AI for Health

The AI for Health stage, powered by the GIMBE Foundation, offers a unique opportunity to explore the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare. You will be involved in the study of best practices and winning strategies for using artificial intelligence to improve people's health and well-being.
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Tech for No Profit

The stage dedicated to the Third Sector: non-profit organizations, institutions, volunteers, and experts offer informative speeches on the latest innovations and trends aimed at promoting actions to support a more equitable and inclusive society.

TikTok

This stage, sponsored by TikTok Italy, explores the creative and technical dynamics of the platform. Training sessions, case studies and best practices to better elaborate strategies on TikTok.
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UX & UI

The UX & UI stage, powered by Architecta, will immerse you in the world of user experience and user interface. Those who follow this stage will have the opportunity to explore and deepen best practices for designing engaging and intuitive digital experiences.
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Impact to Business

The program of this open stage will help you understand how to co-design a sustainable, inclusive and scalable model of prosperity and increase the positive impact of initiatives born to respond locally to global challenges on your community and the environment around you.

Coding Front-end

The Frontend Coding stage offers in-depth and focused talks on the latest trends and practices in frontend development. Here, participants will have the opportunity to explore key aspects of user interface design and implementation in detail, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative, cutting-edge solutions.

Back-End & Cloud

The stage provides comprehensive and targeted discussions on the latest trends and strategies in backend development and cloud computing. Attendees will delve deep into crucial aspects of server-side programming and cloud infrastructure, acquiring vital skills to address intricate challenges and engineer innovative solutions tailored to modern computing environments.

E-Sports & Gaming

This stage hosts discussions on the present and future of the gaming and eSports business

Tourism

The stage provides training sessions on innovations in the tourism sector and digital integrations to optimize offerings in an international market

Cybersecurity

On this stage, experts address the increasingly fundamental topic of Cybersecurity with informative and specialized speeches.

Space Economy

On this stage, there will be talks dedicated to the opportunities and challenges in the space economy. Here, industry experts and innovators will share ideas and strategies to maximize the commercial and technological potential of space and discuss the future of the sector.

Video Marketing

On this stage,  the world of video marketing will be explored through expert interventions that explain how to use videos to promote a product, a service, or an idea, increasing engagement and involving the target audience.
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Environmental Transformation

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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Highlights

GovTech Summit 2024

Data Protection & AI

Big Tech and institutions in dialogue on the WMF Mainstage

On June 15th, on the Mainstage of the WMF, we followed an exceptional panel, which saw representatives from big tech companies OpenAI and Google discussing innovation and security, technological development, and personal data protection with Italian and European institutions.


Emma RedmondAssociate General Counsel e Head of Privacy, EU Data Protection ad Open AI  
Emma Redmond
Associate General Counsel e Head of Privacy, EU Data Protection ad Open AI  
Peter FleischerSenior Privacy Counsel 
Peter Fleischer
Senior Privacy Counsel 
Guido ScorzaMember, Italian Data Protection Authority
Guido Scorza
Member, Italian Data Protection Authority
Brando BenifeiMEP, Co-reporter AI Act
Brando Benifei
MEP, Co-reporter AI Act

Power dynamics in digital platforms: impacts and questions

In collaboration with Fondazione Pensiero Solido

This panel delved into the economic and social implications of the expansion of digital platforms, exploring how they influenced the flow of capital, information, and power in modern society. We analyzed the ways in which these platforms orchestrated interactions between users and content, determining who gained visibility and who remained marginal. We also discussed how digital platforms used data and algorithms to create new business models that capitalized on user attention and behavior, often at the expense of diversity and fair competition. Experts evaluated the impact of these practices on the socio-economic structure and discussed possible regulatory responses to mitigate the effects of the increasing centralization of digital power.

Panelist:

Antonio Palmieri - President Fondazione Pensiero Solido, Gianluca Sgueo - Professor of Digital Democracy & Public Spaces SciencesPo Paris, Martina Carone - Professor in Media Analysis University of Padua / Youtrend, Davide Casaleggio - Author of the book “Gli algoritmi del potere. Come l’IA riscriverà la politica e la società”.

Investing in the Future: Finance and Public Policies for Technological Innovation

The panel examined how the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) promoted technological innovation in Italy. Financial experts, public institutions, and technology sector leaders discussed resource allocation, synergies between public and private investments, and necessary reforms. The crucial role of the EIB in financing innovative projects was explored, highlighting the opportunities and challenges to create an ecosystem conducive to technological innovation and the economic well-being of the country. The objective was to provide a clear vision of the opportunities and challenges related to the financing of technological innovation, demonstrating how effective cooperation between public policies and European financial instruments could stimulate sustainable and inclusive progress.

Panelist:

On. Ylenja Lucaselli - Deputy of the Commission-Budget, Treasury and Planning Chamber of Deputies, Fabrizio Morgera - Senior Investment Officer European Investment Bank

AI regulation in the EU: what it means for global security and strategies

In 2024, the European Union introduced a law to regulate artificial intelligence, marking a decisive step towards protecting citizens' rights in a rapidly developing technological environment. The panel analyzed the new frontiers of European public security strategies and the impacts that the new legislation would have on international competition and existing geopolitical dynamics.

Panelist:

Luca De Biase - Research and Media Director Re-Imagine Europa, Lucilla Sioli - Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry" Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission, Gianluca Misuraca - Founder & Vice President on Technology Diplomacy Inspiring Futures.

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GovTech Summit 2024

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RAI Public Utility offered a highly relevant contribution to the GovTech Summit, presenting the activities of Rai Meteo and the latest technological developments applied to meteorology. Through a discussion with UNDP, RAI illustrated international commitments and research to combat climate change and monitor meteorological phenomena in order to mitigate environmental risks. RAI's interventions were a unique opportunity to explore innovative solutions in the field of meteorology and understand how technology could support environmental sustainability and resilience.

CTE.COBO, the House of Emerging Technologies of the Municipality of Bologna, was the protagonist at the GovTech Summit with a series of activities aimed at promoting innovation and sustainable growth in strategic sectors such as Industry 4.0, the cultural and creative sector, and innovative urban services. Press conferences, panels, and exhibition spaces offered participants the opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities of technological development, creating valuable connections for the Bologna ecosystem and all interested stakeholders.

The GovTech Summit, in collaboration with Legacoop, presented an unmissable panel dedicated to the crucial role of fundamental innovation hubs in facilitating the digital transition of industry, public administration, and SMEs. The panel explored the successful experiences of pioneering projects such as BIREX++, Artes 5.0, eDIH4Marche, and PICS2, offering businesses a unique perspective on growth and development opportunities in the ever-changing digital landscape. A particular focus was reserved for the developments of the Digital Ace Innovation Hub, with an in-depth analysis of its evaluation and guidance activities for digital transformation.

The Pensiero Solido Foundation presented three panels at the GovTech Summit, addressing critical issues related to technological innovation and its implications on modern society. These panels offered in-depth analysis of digital platforms, with a particular focus on the risks of bias and distortion caused by the use of algorithms and artificial intelligence. One of the key themes was the use of AI in political communication, in a context where digital platforms have a growing impact on electoral dynamics. During the panels, experts and scholars discussed how artificial intelligence can influence public perception, alter information, and potentially manipulate political campaigns.

The Italian Art Directors Club participated in the GovTech Summit with a dedicated space focused on analyzing the impact of digital innovation and artificial intelligence on the creative landscape. During the event, the importance of adaptation and innovation was emphasized to maintain high competitiveness among professionals in the advertising communication sector. ADCI provided detailed insights into how AI and new technologies are transforming the creation, distribution, and consumption of advertising content, highlighting the skills necessary to succeed in an evolving environment.

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) participated in the GovTech Summit to share its vision on how technological innovation is transforming the world of sport. CONI highlighted how technology is revolutionizing sports disciplines, impacting not only athlete performances but also sports facilities and venues. A significant part of the discussion focused on the growing role of e-sports, exploring how virtual competitions are creating new job opportunities, influencing gaming tactics, and promoting technological innovation within the sports sector.

"Congratulations to you for the great attention you have chosen to give, in an event that talks about digital and innovation, to the serious flood that has hit the Emilia-Romagna region, a sign of sensitivity and attention towards the territories hard hit that need to rise and restart [...] I find your theme of digital and technological innovation at the center of what is the current news I mentioned. There is a world of new things, new excellences that you represent in your assembly and they are a strong contribution to the growth of our economic system, of our production system." [WMF2023]
Minister of Environment and Energy Security
Gilberto Pichetto Fratin
Gilberto Pichetto Fratin
Minister of Environment and Energy Security
"The future is at our doorstep, and it takes the form of technological and digital innovation, and we as a government have decided to embrace it without reservations. For this reason, we have chosen to board the train of the WMF, the largest international event on digital innovation worldwide, along with 49 other countries." [WMF2023]
Albanian Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection
Edona Bilali
Edona Bilali
Albanian Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection
"Thank you for the invitation, first of all, and for the opportunity to get to know you better: for us, who must represent the transformation of the world of work and work itself, it is important to understand how professions evolve. In the work we have done together, there are several points to work on, such as the definition of a real national contract, capable of identifying qualifications, functions, tasks, and consequent economic treatments." [WMF2023]
General Secretary of the UIL
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
General Secretary of the UIL
"We Make Future 2023 has represented an important opportunity to explore the opportunities and challenges of digital innovation, even in the public sector." [WMF2023]
Director General of the Consortium for the Information System (CSI) of Piedmont
Pietro Pacini
Pietro Pacini
Director General of the Consortium for the Information System (CSI) of Piedmont
"Let me congratulate your Festival, the WMF, for its presence here in Emilia Romagna. For us, it is truly valuable and it is a beautiful gift you are giving us. Look at how many of you are here today, look at how many different generations are coming together in this audience, on this stage. It is an important thing." [WMF2022]
Member of Parliament and Secretary of the Democratic Party,Former Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region [2022]
Elly Schlein
Elly Schlein
Member of Parliament and Secretary of the Democratic Party,
Former Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region [2022]
"If we want to build the future, as your Festival aims to do, we must engage in planning and have a vision of the future. [...] since this is the Festival of digital and social innovation, what we are questioning is precisely how all of society can contribute to this transformation, as consumers, citizens, and members of communities that will need to reinvent themselves." [WMF2022]
Professor at the University of Rome Tor VergataFormer Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility [2022]
Enrico Giovannini
Enrico Giovannini
Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
Former Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility [2022]
"I am pleased to open this 9th edition of the We Make Future Festival, a festival that once again presents itself as one of the most qualified opportunities for discussion on the themes of digital and social innovation. Even in a year of crisis like 2020, in fact, the Festival confirmed its role as an incubator of ideas and solutions." [WMF2020]
Special Representative of the European Union for the Persian GulfFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation [2020]
Luigi Di Maio
Luigi Di Maio
Special Representative of the European Union for the Persian Gulf
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation [2020]
"I want to congratulate the organizers for what has quickly become the leading event on these topics in Italy. I am extremely honored to be hosted on the mainstage where, moreover, one of the legends of world computing, Federico Faggin, will be speaking." [2022, 2023]
Stefano Quintarelli
Stefano Quintarelli
Inventor of the SPID (Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale - Public Digital Identity System)
Former Member of the Italian Parliament
"Congratulations on your Festival, which is truly extraordinary. It is a boost to our responsibility to innovate in our cities." [2021]
Mayor of Florence
Dario Nardella
Dario Nardella
Mayor of Florence
"Initiatives like the WMF Roadshow are valuable initiatives. I believe they should be multiplied and carried out intensively, as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other competent ministries are supporting. I find that providing the opportunity for meetings, ideas, and operational entrepreneurial initiatives between two countries is the best way to encourage the development and growth of the Czech Republic." [2023]
Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic [WMF Roadshow, Prague 2023]
Mauro Marsili
Mauro Marsili
Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic [WMF Roadshow, Prague 2023]
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JUNE 4 · 5 · 6, 2025
BOLOGNAFIERE
WMF - We Make Future

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