The Technology Forum 2014 promises to be the greatest event in Italy on Technology and Innovation. It is scheduled for May 23 and 24, and four top speakers have already confirmed. Rajeeb Dey, Nicolás Shea, Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli and Vivek Wadhwa will join Castelbrando (Treviso) for a high level dialogue with the world of innovators.
Nicolás Shea is CEO and Founder of Cumplo, a peer-to-peer lending business. He is also Founder of the Chilean Association of Entrepreneurs (2011) and Start-Up Chile (2010); from 2010 to 2011, he served as senior advisor for entrepreneurship and innovation to the Chilean Minister of Economy.
Rajeeb Dey is CEO of Enternships.com a portal connecting students and graduates to internships and jobs at more than 5,500 start-ups and innovative firms. He is also Founder of StartUp Britain, a national entrepreneurship campaign launched by the Prime Minister in 2011. He was the winner of the 02 X Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award and has been referred to as “among the most high profile” young entrepreneurs by the Financial Times.
Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Research and Innovation at Singularity University, and he is Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. He is author of “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”, which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.
Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli - researcher, entrepreneur and consultant - holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He was a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation. He is a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Board of General Motors and he consulted for many companies including Bell Labs, IBM, Intel, United Technologies Corporation, COMAU, Magneti Marelli, Pirelli, BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Steel, Sony, ST, United Technologies Corporation and Hitachi. He also was an advisor to the Singapore Government for microelectronics and new ventures.