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21th – 22th – 23th June 2023

6th Conference on

Industry Digital Evolution - IDE 2023

Redesigning Collaboration and Competitiveness in a Digital Landscape

The digital transformation gained a vast attention over the years, attracting both academics and industrial practitioners, including large companies and SMEs. Considering innovation, digitization, servitization, sustainability, competitiveness as some of the key principles for the Industry Digital Evolution, multidisciplinary competences collaborate to design and develop resilient solutions based on data and digital technologies. Impacts are evident in the organizational and infrastructural business structure at different levels, from strategic to operational settings.

The 6th edition of IDE conference aims to provide an interactive environment for discussing ideas, experiences, emerging trends, technological drivers, issues and solutions in the modern economy. An engaging dialogue will be established including international speakers and experts coming from academics and industries of different sectors. To achieve such objective, an immersive three-days event is structured in accordance with six inspiring sessions: Safety and Security, Critical Infrastructure, Digital Health, Food Innovation, Industry, Cultural and Creative Industry. The conference will stimulate new collaborations and strengthen relationships, useful for creating opportunities and shaping the future of industry.

Conference Sessions

Safety & Security

This session will focus on the critical role that data and services play in securing industrial infrastructure and how modern technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning can help. Attendees will learn about successful implementations of these technologies in industrial settings and leave with insights on how to leverage AI and ML for enhanced resilience in their own organizations.

Critical Infrastructure

This conference session features talks from experts in infrastructure management ranging from digital twin definition to digital asset management, cyber-physical risk management and energy optimization. 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.

Digital Health

The session focuses on the exploration of new digital technological solutions and new enabled care services fostering humans’ health. Leading and understanding innovation in Digital Health, encompassing Electronic Health and Mobile Health, has huge potentiality of increasing well-being and the industrial subsistence in every associated sector.

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.

Industry @ Large

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of emerging industrial and technological trends for supporting companies in facing challenging issues and evolutionary paths. By integrating key enabling technologies into business activities and systems, companies can rely on data-driven solutions to reveal advanced insights, develop novel knowledge, support operations, better manage business performance, leading to shape the future of industry.

Cultural and Creative Industry

This session focuses on the digital evolution in CCIs. CCIs need to be aware of all the opportunities offered by digitisation to innovate products and services and to create new types of partnerships between industry sectors and educational organisations.


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.


• 9:00 - 10:00 ~ Registration & Welcome coffee & Institutional Welcome

• 10:00 - 12:40 ~ Session 1: Safety and Security

• 10:00 - 10:30 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Andrea Bondavalli - Università degli Studi di Firenze

• 10:30 - 10:50 ~ Leonardo Carcagnì - London Stock Exchange Group

• 10:50 - 11:10 ~ Francesco Brancati -Resiltech

• 11:10 - 11:40 ~ Coffe break

• 11:40 - 12:00 ~ Marcello Gatto/Anna Debora Centonze -Porsche Engineering

• 12:00 - 12:20 ~ Marco Biagini -Ministero della Difesa

• 12:20 - 12:40 ~ Simona Turco -Deep Blue

• 12:40 - 13:10 ~ Cyberchallenge Award

• 13:10 - 14:40 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:40 - 17:40 ~ Session 2: Critical Infrastructure

• 14:40 - 15:10 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Danilo Caivano - Università di Bari

• 15:10 - 15:30 ~ Daniela Aprea - Italferr

• 15:30 - 15:50 ~ Franco Stivali - Crew

• 15:50 - 16:10 ~ Paolo Lanza - Acquedotto Pugliese

• 16:10 - 16:40 ~ Coffe break

• 16:40 - 17:00 ~ Stefano Mellina - Famas System

• 17:00 - 17:20 ~ Giampiero Astuti - We Build

• 17:20 - 17:40 ~ Filippo Tanzi - AICOM

• 9:30 - 9:45 ~ Welcome 2nd Conference Day Open

• 9:45 - 14:55 ~ Session 3: Digital Health

• 9:45 - 10:15 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Ernesto Damiani - Università degli Studi di Milano

• 10:15 - 10:35 ~ Burno Milani - Almaviva

• 10:35 - 10:55 ~ Davide Guerri -Dedalus

• 10:55 - 11:15 ~ Davide Gindro -SOL Group

• 11:15 - 11:45 ~ Coffe break

• 11:45 - 12:05 ~ Giovanni Gorgoni -ARESS

• 12:05 - 12:25 ~ Luigi Morgese - Medtronic

• 12:25 - 12:45 ~ Giuseppe Ieva -Lutech

• 14:45 - 13:05 ~ Guido Panfili - Almawave

• 13:05 - 14:35 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:35 - 14:55 ~ Nicola Mangia - DXC Technology

• 14:55 - 17:15 ~ Session 4: Food Innovation

• 14:55 - 15:25 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Alessandro Sannino - Università del Salento

• 15:25 - 15:45 ~ Domenico Centrone - Celery

• 15:45 - 16:15 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15 - 16:35 ~ Pierluigi Santoro - Signify

• 16:35 - 16:55 ~ Andrea Lippolis - Vita Meals

• 16:55 - 17:15 ~ Tommaso Galiotta - Cantine San Marzano

• 9:30 - 9:45 ~ Welcome 3nd Conference Day Open

• 9:00 - 14:55 ~ Session 5: Industry@Large

• 9:45 - 10:15 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Sergio Terzi - Politecnico di Milano

• 10:15 - 10:35 ~ Paolo Paganelli - Present Spa

• 10:35 - 10:55 ~ Massimo Scalvenzi -Leonardo

• 10:55 - 11:15 ~ Francesco Annese -Baker Hughes

• 11:15 - 11:45 ~ Coffe break

• 11:45 - 12:05 ~ Alberto Riccabone - Avio Aero, a GE Aviation Business

• 12:05 - 12:25 ~ Danilo Cannoletta - Leonardo

• 12:25 - 12:45 ~ Daniele Barone/Luca Cianfarani - Deloitte

• 12:45 - 13:05 ~ Vito Martina - CNH

• 13:05 - 14:35 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:35 - 17:15 ~ Session 6: Cultural and Creative Industry

• 14:35 - 15:05 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Salvatore Ammirato - Università della Calabria

• 15:05 - 15:25 ~ Fabio Viola - TuoMuseo e Alfication

• 15:25 - 15:45 ~ Fabio Tolledi - Astragali Teatro

• 15:45 - 16:15 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15 - 16:35 ~ Michelangelo Cianciulli - Acca

• 16:35 - 16:55 ~ Alessandro Rossetti - Remira Italia

• 16:55 - 17:15 ~ Cinzia Lagioia - Distretto Produttivo Puglia Creativa

• 17:35 - 17:30 ~ CLOSING REMARKS

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Service Bundles

• Small: one-day attendance €460.00 (excluding VAT)
It includes Conference registration fee, 2 coffee breaks, 1 light lunch, conference kit; Social Event or Gala Dinner.

• Medium: two-days attendance €540.00 (excluding VAT)
It includes Conference registration fee, 2 coffee breaks/day, 1 light lunch/day, conference kit; Social Event and Gala Dinner.

• Large: three-days attendance €580.00 (excluding VAT)
It includes the Conference registration fee, 2 coffee breaks/day, 1 light lunch/day, conference kit; Social Event and Gala Dinner.

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