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4th – 5th – 6th September 2024

7th Conference on

Industry Digital Evolution - IDE 2024

Building a resilient and sustainable transformation in key domains for fostering international competition

Digital Transformation is increasingly affecting today's industrial domain. Large companies and SMEs, together with research centers, are collaborating to develop, apply and innovate their organizational and infrastructure assets with new digital solutions designed with accuracy, insight, and focus on overcoming industrial problems. Competitiveness is closely linked to cost management and resource allocation in new practices that push organizations to leverage their resilience and antifragility skills.
IDE 2024 aims at providing three exciting days of discussion and debate between experts from different industries with the objective of sharing technological experiences, as well as problems and solutions that have fostered the current competitive scenario. Speakers from academia and industry share the stage in five sections covering different industry domains. Experiences emerging from research and practice will be contaminated and evolve into new opportunities and ideas.

Conference Sessions

Fashion for Future

This session focuses on the dynamic nature of the fashion industry and its pivotal role in driving innovation and sustainability. Fashion for Future will examine the transformative initiatives and groundbreaking technologies that are reshaping the fashion sector, fostering a sustainable and socially responsible future. It will also present industrial case studies. By connecting fashion's innovators, this session will cultivate collaboration, inspire creativity, and catalyze positive change within the global fashion ecosystem. The objective of this investigation is to demonstrate how the convergence of style, innovation, and sustainability is paving the way for a more promising and inclusive future in the fashion industry. Fashion for Future: connecting fashion’s innovators.

Game, Cultural and Creative Industry

Game, Cultural and Creative Industry

This session will focus on the opportunities that the growing digital progress in cultural and creative industries is offering. In particular, it will delve into the intriguing expansion of the gaming sector beyond the known boundaries of consoles and platforms. Worldwide phenomena such as LARP, role-playing or fantasy games engage a cross-generational target audience and redefine gaming by considering the renewed importance of interpersonal relationships. This innovation compels us to rethink communication in terms of language, channels, and events to seize all opportunities to create new types of partnerships between industrial sectors and educational organizations.


This section aims to explore how industry of any sector are facing the digital challenges and make investments to extract more and more information and knowledge from their products and machines data. IoT, Big Data and AI integrated with the company systems are designing new ways of understanding the business and working activities leading to interested future scenarios.

Cyber Security

This session focuses on the resilience of industrial systems, which has become a critical issue in the context of the fifth industrial revolution. In particular, the session aims to address the growing need to develop industrial systems with a high level of robustness, enabling them to better defend against service disruptions and to ensure continuity and support for critical infrastructure. Session participants will understand the different facets of the resilience concept in the industrial environment and how resilience is related to the use of appropriate technological tools, but also to the embedding of a security-based organizational culture.

ICT for Sustainability and Environment

ICT for Sustainability and Environment

This session focuses on developing and establishing sustainable actions and behaviours that aim to minimize environmental impact, preserve key natural sources, and promote social responsibility. Good examples include recycling, using renewable energy sources, reducing waste through material recovery and reuse, and implementing energy-efficient technologies. These innovative practices are aimed at promoting the transition to a greener economy and meeting current needs while helping to protect the environment for future generations.

Homeland Security

This session delves into the area of homeland security, which is strategic to safeguarding the nation across all sectors. Its main objective is to investigate malicious cyber activities and promote cybersecurity practices, addressing the growing need for fortified homeland security systems with the robustness required to effectively counter emerging threats. The session will clarify to participants the multi-faceted nature of resilience in the homeland security landscape, highlighting its correlation with the secure use of technological equipment and the promotion of principles and values essential to best safeguard critical infrastructure.

One Health

One Health

The session is dedicated to exploring the Digital Health industry and novel care services that enhance human health. Comprehending and leading the innovation in Digital Health, which includes electronic and mobile health, telemedicine, as well as emerging digital trends such as big data and AI, holds significant potential for enhancing wellbeing and ensuring industrial sustainability in every related sector.

Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure

This conference session features talks from experts in infrastructure management ranging from future scenarios for the digital twin (support to circular economy, consensus on industry standards, business models for long term objectives), cyber-physical risk management and distributed ledger technologies for civil and energy infrastructure. The panel discussion will also address the most effective strategies, methodologies and technologies for protecting the infrastructural domain from the major threats in the digital world.

Food Innovation

Food Innovation

This session focuses on the agri-food industry with the aim of discussing operational scenarios deriving from the current sustainability challenges. Global population growth, climate change, food safety, waste land, labour exploitation, pesticide run-off, and many others require the agri-food businesses new ways of thinking: leveraging on new methods and technologies it is possible to develop new knowledge and to exploit it through innovations. According to this perspective, the agri-food digitalization process represents a radical innovation capable of leading the production systems change toward new environmental, social and economic value.


Angelo Corallo
Angelo Corallo is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation Engineering – Università del Salento and is the responsible of CORELab. His research activities focus on the development of technologies, methodologies and organizational models for creating an integrated business environment.
Mariangela Lazoi is Researcher (RTDb) in the Department of Innovation Engineering, Università del Salento and leads the area Digital Engineering for Industry of CORELab, her research topics are technology management, product lifecycle management and business process management.
Giulio Avanzini, full professor of Flight Mechanics at the University of Salento, deals with problems related to simulation and control of fixed-wing and rotating wing aircraft (including remotely piloted aircraft), as well as orbital dynamics and satellite distribution control.
Ernesto Damiani is full professor at Università degli Studi di Milano, where he leads the SESAR Lab, Director of the Centre on Cyber-Physical Systems and of the Information Security Research Center at the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, and the leader of the Big Data area at Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center. He has done extensive research on design and deployment of secure systems and protocols.
Pierpaolo Pontrandolfo (Full professor of business and management engineering at Politechnic University of Bari, where he has served as Head of Department, member of the Academic Senate and of the Board of Directors, and General Manager. He is currently in the scientific board of MedITech Competence Center 4.0 (, one of the eight Italian competence centers appointed by the Italian Government to promote digital innovation.)
49, Professor of Materials Science, Rector’s Delegate for Research at the University of Salento, Italy, Visiting at MIT, Cambridge (MA). Author of more than 200 peer reviewed papers and 40 patents in the field of Polymers for Biomedical applications. Got the approval of more than 50 Ethical Committees of primary International Hospitals for tens of human studies on his patented products, and FDA approval for an Rx product. Founder of Gelesis Inc, a Biotech in Boston and Calimera (Lecce), with a cumulative fund raising over 400M USD, and listed at NYSE (Wall Street). As founder of Siryo SpA, an early stage investment fund in the field ‘One Health’, invested 21 Meuro in 8 start-up.
Marianna Lezzi is a Researcher (RTDa) at the Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento. Her main research interests concern cybersecurity management in Industrial IoT contexts, focusing on the analysis of critical assets and business impacts and cybersecurity awareness assessment.
Romeo Bandinelli is Associate Professor at the department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy. He teaches Project and Product Lifecycle Management for the Management Master Course and is scientific director of the laboratories “AGRItech COmmunity for Learning and Application” and “Fashion for Future” of the same University. He is a member of the IFIP WG 5.1 “Global Product development for the whole lifecycle”.
Paolo Ceravolo
Paolo Ceravolo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. His research interests include Data Representation and Integration, Business Process Monitoring, Process Mining, Empirical Software Engineering, Social Interaction Metrics, Innovation Management, Technology Enhanced Learning.
Sergio Terzi is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Manufacturing Group. He is one of the founders of the IFIP WG 5.1, as well as member of the IFIP WG 5.7 and of the IEEE TMS. He is Director of the national Observatory Industry 4.0 and Director of the Executive Program in Industry 4.0.
Monica Rossi is Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano in the Department of Management, Economics and industrial Engineering. Her main research interests are in the areas of product development, innovation and design engineering, Lean Product Development and life cycle thinking.
Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Firenze. His research activity is focused on Dependability and Resilience of critical systems and infrastructures. In particular he has been working on safety, security, fault tolerance, evaluation of attributes such as reliability, availability and performability.
Salvatore Ammirato is an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical, Energy, and Management Engineering at the University of Calabria. He was appointed as an External Researcher at the University of Canberra (AUSTRALIA), and as Visiting Professor at Tampere University of Technology (FINLAND). Salvatore was charged as principal investigator of research and industrial projects addressing organizational change and digitalization. He is co-founder and R&D coordinator of Echopress S.r.l., a digital spin-off company of the University of Calabria.
Associate Professor of Economics and Management Engineering at the Polytechnic of Bari. She teaches Business Process Management and Economics and Business Organisation. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications related to the fields of management and innovation of business processes and corporate sustainability.
Maria Elena Latino is Researcher (RTDa) at the Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento. Her research follows a cross-disciplinary approach, focusing on agri-food digitalization, consumer food behavior, product lifecycle management, system engineering, business innovation.


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• SMALL: one-day attendance €600.00 (including VAT)
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• MEDIUM: two-days attendance €700.00 (including VAT)
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• LARGE: three-days attendance €750.00 (including VAT)
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