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Wired Next Fest 2023 arrives in Florence, here are all the guests

He returns to Florence on November 30th The Wired Next Festthe largest participation event free in Italy dedicated to innovation and digital technologies. The Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is entirely dedicated toItaly, to the story of how our country is building its future, putting the territories and their ability to connect with the world at the centre.

During the day it will be possible to attend numerous meetings: from 10:00 to 19:00 on stage of the Salone del Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio we will talk about artificial intelligence and its effects on society and organizations; Of digital infrastructures, open intelligence and the role of average and communication in the narration of the transformations of today’s world; Of geopolitics and new world balances, starting from the crisis that is inflaming the Middle East and Eastern Europe; Of energy transition and changes driven by the climate and environmental crisis; of food policies and evolution of globalization processestheir economic and political consequences and the role ofEurope in the new international context; of immigration, cultural identities and sovereignist tendencies; of investments and open innovation and the challenges of scientific research in the field of life science; Of territorial development And tourism; of comedy and the delicate balance between expressive freedom, satire and politically correct; of creative industry, music And comic booksnew skills and evolution of job market.

«The world that will be and that we are building has technological innovation as a variable that is nothing but secondary. Contemporary challenges such as the fight against the climate crisis or social inequality can be won thanks to the wise and conscious use of tools such as artificial intelligence or the search for clean energy sources. We will talk about this and much more during the Wired Next Fest which this year aims to tell what trends await us next year, both for Italy and for the rest of the world”, he says Federico Ferrazza, director of Wired Italia.

Federico Ferrazza, Andrea Giorgio, Emiliano Audisio

«A festival that talks about the future and new technologies is always welcome at Palazzo Vecchio – he declares the councilor for the environment and ecological transition Andrea Giorgio – . The ongoing digital revolution must be studied, known and not suffered. The festival addresses these issues at 360 degrees and I like to underline that the energy and environmental transition will also be among the topics we will discuss in the various sessions that we will host in the Salone dei Cinquecento. If artificial intelligence is already tested and used to prevent environmental disasters such as fires and massive deforestation, for example, its impact on the resources it uses, from electricity to water, has not yet been effectively analyzed. Building a just and desirable ecological transition must be one of the central commitments of governments and local authorities in the coming years and we also want to draw tools from artificial intelligence that help us and not hinder us on this path.”

A rich parterre of Italian and international guests will discuss the role of innovation as a tool for growth and well-being for Italy. Scientists, technologists, economists, large companies, SMEs, start-ups, artists and intellectuals will discuss how – even in a globalized world – local cultures and policies are able to influence innovation processes and the birth of new trends .

During the day there will also be a special event: the Mayor Dario Nardella will meet the young Florentines who will be adults in 2024 in the Salone dei Cinquecento of Palazzo Vecchio, to celebrate the acquisition of Italian citizenship and the fullness of civil and political rights.

Wired Next Fest is a free event. For further information and to register: https://eventi.wired.it/wnf23-firenze/home/

For those who will not be present, it will be possible to follow the talk ins streaming on the website and on the Facebook and Linkedin channels Wired Italy.

The Wired Next Fest, organized in collaboration with Audi, is also made possible thanks to the support of some partners:

Scientific Partner: Ipsos;
Main Partner: Enel;
Partners: Confagricoltura, Dolomiti Superski, Trentino Marketing;
Sustainability Partner: Up2You;
Mobility App Partner: Moovit;
Hospitality Partner: The Social Hub;
Coffee Partner: Caffè Moak;
Design Partner: Poltronova;
Wine Partner: Ruffino;
Official Radio: RTL 102.5;
Technical Partners: Converso, Davia Consulting;
Production: Plan B;

All guests of the Wired Next Fest

Lucretia Reichlineconomist and professor of Economics at the London Business School, one of the most authoritative voices in the world in the macroeconomic field; Juan Carlos De Martin, computer scientist and professor at the Polytechnic of Turin, co-director of the Nexa Center on Internet and Society, as well as author. He recently published the essay “Against the smartphone” (add editore, 2023), a volume that reworks the history of this device while at the same time providing tools to be its master and not dependent; Sasha Luccioni, Climate Lead and AI researcher of Hugging Face, a French-American company that develops open-source libraries for machine learning, with the aim of making access to the development of artificial intelligence more democratic; the journalist and geopolitical analyst Dario Fabbri, one of the leading experts in geopolitics, director of the magazine “Domino” and director of the Domino school, as well as author of “Human Geopolitics. Understanding the world from ancient civilizations to today’s powers” (Gribaudo, 2023); Nicola Neri, managing director in Italy of Ipsos, world leader in the field of market research; the mayor of Florence Dario Nardella; the artist and 3D designer Ada Sokółone of the most important names at an international level when it comes to 3D design, who despite his young age has already had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most important fashion brands; Paolo Di GiorgioCEO of Angelini Ventures; Tito Faracicartoonist, screenwriter and director of the Feltrinelli Comics editorial series; Dario Bressaninia very popular science communicator, chemist and author who just a few weeks ago published “Doctor Newtron”, his first comic book, dedicated to the scientist and superhero of the same name, capable of controlling the elements by transforming matter at will; Giancarlo Fiorella, Director for Research and Training at Bellingcat, the newspaper that codified the use of Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) techniques to unmask the fake news that totalitarian governments spread to manipulate public opinion. They were the first to demonstrate Russian responsibility in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukrainian skies in 2014; the editorialist of La Stampa Francesca Paciformer Jerusalem correspondent, great expert on Middle Eastern issues; Yoko Yamada, a stand up comedian half from Brescia and half Japanese who tells his life through hilarious anecdotes and memories integrating the meeting of two completely different cultures; the director of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation Arturo Galansino; the member of the national council of Confagricoltura Marco Caprai; Marco Pappalardo, Marketing Director of Dolomiti Superski; the investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti, editorial director of Today.it. The series “Unwanted” produced by Sky Studios, Pantaleon Films and Indiana Production was based on his investigative book “Bilal”, which recounts four years spent among migrants crossing the Mediterranean; the actor and director Marco Bocci, protagonist of the same series; the Fiber Optic and Electric Mobility Manager of e-distribuzione Riccardo Lama; Shalini KurapatiCEO of Clearbox AI, a startup born in Turin that helps companies develop artificial intelligence applications based on synthetic data, i.e. artificially generated data; Andrea Tangredico-founder of indigo.ai, a startup that develops conversational artificial intelligence models, allowing the construction of personalized chatbots; Daniele PanfiloCEO of Aindo, a startup that has created a synthetic data platform for training artificial intelligence models; Andrea Appino, singer, guitarist and pen of Zen Circus, who will present to the Wired Next Fest audience “Humanize”, his third solo album, available from Friday 17 November, a 360° artistic project with which he intends to explore the concept of “human beings ”; the architect Laura Andreini, Principal and Founding Partner of the Archea Associati studio, which recovered a Second World War bunker in Florence to make it an exhibition space dedicated to digital art; the CEO of STU Reggiane spa Luca Torri; Tiberio Cosmin, the stand up comedian of Romanian origins, great protagonist of the latest edition of Italia’s Got Talent; the CEO of Telepass Innova Mauro Giorgi; Katia CazzanigaIpsos Research Director – Corporate Reputation; Andrea AlemannoBusiness Unit Head of Ipsos; Chiara FerrariLead Ipsos Public Affairs.

Source: Vanity Fair

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