Innovation goes hand in hand with transformation: it is the engine behind successful change and shapes our vision for the future. Technological development is the key to many of our successful projects. For this reason, innovation is one of the pillars of our strategic plan. This is a talk that explores the role of innovation within a complex organisation: in terms of going digital, inducing cultural change, integrating innovative elements and designing a sustainable business.


Giuliana Ferraino - Journalist at Corriere della Sera


Since 1994, Giuliana Ferraino has served as an editor and writer at “Corriere della Sera”. She covers a wide range of economic and financial topics , with a focus on international news. She routinely interviews prominent government officials, business leaders, bankers, and economists. In order to deepen her digital media skills, in 2012 she completed two courses on Multimedia Storytelling at the Graduate school of Journalism at Columbia University.

  • Francesco Caio

    Chairman of the Board Saipem

    Francesco Caio has extensive experience in Italy and abroad as CEO of multinational companies, public and private, operating in the industrial, high-tech, finance and telecommunications sectors. These include Olivetti, Omnitel, Merloni Eldo SpA, Netscalibur, Lehman Brothers and Avio. He has advised governments on digital technologies and broadband. From 2014 to 2017, he was CEO of Poste Italiane. In 2018, he was appointed Chairman of Saipem.
  • Mauro Piasere

    Director of Digital and Innovation Saipem

    Mauro Piasere has more than twenty years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, where he has shaped organisations, nurtured competences and delivered results with a sustainable long term view. In 2013, he became President and CEO of Saipem America. In 2016, he oversaw the creation of SAIPEM’s new XSIGHT division which provides engineering and consultancy services using cutting edge technology. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of XSIGHT and Director of Digital and Innovation.
  • Marco Morchio

    Managing Director – Accenture Strategy

    Marco Morchio is managing director for Italy, Central Europe and Greece within Accenture Strategy. His role focuses on advising companies and governments on business strategy, operating models, digital strategies and innovation, customer strategies, large-scale business transformation and organizational change. He has held various leadership roles. He also represents Italy in the Accenture Global Open Innovation Council.
  • Davide Vassallo

    Global Managing Director DuPont Sustainable Solutions

    Davide Vassallo is Global Managing Director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. In this role, he leads a global operations management consulting business specializing in transforming workplaces and work cultures to deliver sustained improvements in safety, productivity and capability. Since joining DuPont Sustainable Solutions in 2010, Davide has focused on helping corporations manage operational risk, achieve operational excellence and improve business performance while also reducing their environmental footprints.
  • Luca D’Alessandro

    CEO & Co-founder Phononic Vibes

    Luca D'Alessandro graduated in civil engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2014 and holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering. He also worked as a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his doctoral studies. In 2017, he co-founded Phononic Vibes srl, which aims to produce and commercialise acoustic solutions based on patented research on meta-materials. Industrial applications include the naval and automotive sectors, infrastructure, and domestic appliances. He is now CEO of the young company, which has a team of 10 people.