The WMF education program 2024

AI for Future

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

AI Marketing

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

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.


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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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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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.


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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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.


A stage entirely dedicated to the presentation of innovative startups and SMEs from around the world. Here, the founders of the best startups selected through the Startup Competition Call and the stages of the WMF International Roadshow present the progress of their projects and illustrate how they are contributing to creating a global innovation ecosystem. Do you want to speak on this stage? Apply to the Startup Competition!

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.

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. 

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.

Innovation Showcase

This stage showcases products and services presented by startups, SMEs, and companies offering innovative solutions to corporate needs and, generally, the market.

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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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.

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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

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.

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.

For more information about Associazione Netval: Who We Are - Netval

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Data Analytics

The stage 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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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.


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

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.


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

Generative AI

The proposed stage 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

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


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!

E-Commerce kit

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.

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There are no sessions in the selected stage on this day.


Other talks, concerts and show moments will be revealed in the coming weeks

Opening Ceremony

WMF 2024

Guest of Honor

Soon Online

Human Centered AI: the AI Index by Stanford University

Nestor Maslej
Research Manager Human-centered AI   
Stanford University    

Innovation and Future in Global Dialogue (Title Soon Online)

Alan Friedman
Journalist & Writer   

AI for Medtech e Biotech (Title Soon Online)

Simone Bianco
Principal Investigator and Director of Computational Biology    
Altos Labs Bay Area Institute of Science   

Building bridges to establish lasting peace (Title Soon Online)

S. EM. Card. Matteo Maria Zuppi
Cardinale Arcivescovo di Bologna and President CEI   

Shaping Tomorrow: Technology and the New Social Contract (Title Soon Online)

Alec Ross
Distinguished Adjunct Professor   
Bologna Business School   

Beyond the boundaries of information: technology, ethics and the future of journalism in the digital era

Enrico Mentana
Journalist and Director   

Live Performance and Talk

Manuel Agnelli
Singer and Frontman    

From soccer voice to an influencer: the evolution of Fabio Caressa (Title Soon Online)

Fabio Caressa
Sports journalist and broadcaster   

Investigative Journalism and News Reporting (Title Soon Online)

Floriana Bulfon
Journalist - Investigations and organized crime, cyber, terrorism   

Fighting Mafias (Title Soon Online)

Nicola Gratteri
Pubblic Prosecutor   
Tribunale di Napoli   

Robotics for Social and Work (Title Soon Online)

Daniele Pucci
Head of Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence   
Alberto Ranavolo
Senior Researcher    
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene @ INAIL   

Ethical Considerations on AI: Insights and Perspectives (Title Soon Online)

Paolo Benanti
AI Commission for Information   

Regenerate to save lives: Save the National Health Service

Nino Cartabellotta

Il ruolo dell'Innovazione sui territori e le comunità

Stefano Bonaccini

Timeless Passion: Between History and the Soccer Future (Title Soon Online)

Marco Tardelli
Ex Calciatore - Campione del Mondo 1982   

Live Performance - Piano Solo

Producer & Artist   

Cinema e Legalità (Title Soon Online)

Author & Director   

Generative AI (Title Soon Online)


AI & Innovation (Title Soon Online)


Space Economy (Title Soon Online)

European Space Agency - ESA

Climate Change e Sostenibilità (Title Soon Online)


Le Città e le Comunità del Futuro: Innovazione e Sostenibilità

Mario Cucinella
Founder & Creative Director   
Mario Cucinella Architects   

Da Tiktok a Imprenditrice del Fashion (Title Soon Online)

Martina Strazzer
Founder & CEO   
Amabile Jewels   

Catalyzing Innovation: Strategies and Visions for the Future (Title Soon Online)

Enrico Cereda
Senior Advisor, Former Chairman & CEO    
Klecha & Co, IBM Italy   

Saving Lives, Building Futures: Emergency's Humanitarian Impact in Tomorrow's World (Title Soon Online)

How can an immersive experience draw public attention to an important issue such as migration and the daily drama in the Mediterranean Sea? Insights into the digital tools that allow people to board - virtually - the Life Support, EMERGENCY's life-saving ship across the sea.
Guido Geminiani
Simonetta Gola
Head of Communication   

Branded Content e Influencer Marketing (Title Soon Online)


Bologna as the City of Open Innovation (Title Soon Online)

Matteo Lepore
Comune di Bologna   

Supercomputing's role in technological and business development (Title soon online)

Francesco Ubertini
President of Cineca and Professor at University of Bologna   

Digital twins for the future city (Title Soon Online)

Massimo Bugani
Councilor for the Digital Innovation   
Metropolitan City of Bologna   

Fighting Mafias (Title Soon Online)

Giuseppe Lombardo
Deputy Prosecutor   
Reggio Calabria   

Research and development for advancement (Title Soon Online)

Francesco Profumo
Politecnico di Torino   

Technology and Data: a possible combination? (Title Soon Online)

Guido Scorza
Italian Data Protection Authority   

Designing Water's Future: Urgent Strategies for a Water-Stressed Economy

Aurora Chisté
Design Strategist and Founder    
Actual and Zero+   

WMF Awards Ceremony

The WMF Innovation Awards

Startup Competition - The Final

The Final of the largest International Startup Competition

Scaleup for Future

The Debate between International Scaleups

WMF Awards Ceremony

The WMF Innovation Awards

Entertainment and Music Concerts

Entertainment and Music Concerts at WMF