2022 Speakers
Fabio Zaffagnini
General Manager, Rockin'1000, The Biggest Rock Band in the World
Fabio Zaffagnini
General Manager, Rockin'1000, The Biggest Rock Band in the World
Born in Romagna, Rockin'1000 General Manager, Fabio Zaffagnini lives and works in Cesena. He started his professional career as a marine geologist at the CNR Research Area of Bologna and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change.In 2011, he started the project Trail Me Up, a virtual augmented reality system which allows users to complete virtually guided trail visits. In 2015, he was added to the European Commission’s list of Experts for his talents in product design, and in the same year became an honouree for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award in New York. He is the founder and coordinator of Rockin'1000: a global community of musicians and a company that organizes concerts where 1,000+ people play music simultaneously. It became popular thanks to a video tribute to the Foo Fighters, the video of which went viral on YouTube with over 54 million views.
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Jacopo Sebastio
Co-Founder & CEO, Velasca
Jacopo Sebastio
Co-Founder & CEO, Velasca
Graduated in 2006 from Bocconi University with a Master of Science in Business Administration, he built his career in Deloitte and Unicredit, where he gained significant experience in management consulting, debt advisory and debt restructuring. In 2013 he left everything for a new project: Velasca, a brand of handmade Italian shoes with a direct-to-consumer business model and an omnichannel distribution policy. He has never regretted it.
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Luigi Mazzola
Former Test Team Manager Formula 1, Ferrari
Mental Coach
Luigi Mazzola
Former Test Team Manager Formula 1, Ferrari
Mental Coach
His adventure with Formula 1 in Ferrari, Gestione Sportiva, began in 1988 in the role of Race Engineer and ended in 2009 as Executive Performance Development Coordinator. He wins 8 Formula 1 World Constructors Championships with the prestigious Scuderia Ferrari as Technical Responsible of the test activities, and 6 F1 Drivers Championships as Test Team Manager. The contact with prestigious drivers from A. Prost to M. Schumacher, N. Mansell, G. Berger, R. Barrichello, E. Irvine, K. Raikkonen, F. Massa and J. Alesi made his technical and human experience unique. From 2000 onwards he felt more and more the need of change: from the role of engineer to manager and leader. He has deepened his knowledge by attending specialization courses in areas of resource management. Subsequently, he deepened his knowledge of the human mind, especially in the world of the unconscious and spirituality. Coaching has favored the development of alternative models thanks to living with excellent characters such as Ross Brawn, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi. He is the author of the book "Avanti tutta. Da ingegnere in Ferrari a performance coach " (Fausto Lupetti Editore, 2017). Today, alongside his activities as a motivational speaker, mental coach and corporate trainer, he is the CTO and Co-Founder of the startup Social Self Driving, focused on the creation of a system for recording and profiling the driving style of the driver of a vehicle, which allows to replicate it later, setting it as a personalized driving style to be performed for an autonomous or semi-autonomous driving vehicle.
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Maria Grazia Davino
Head of Sales & Marketing Enlarged Europe, Stellantis
Maria Grazia Davino
Head of Sales & Marketing Enlarged Europe, Stellantis
Maria Grazia Davino was born in Naples in 1978. After her Bachelor in Philosophy and her Master degrees in Finance Controlling and Methodology for Research, Maria Grazia started her automotive business career in Lamborghini S.p.A. in Sant` Agata Bolognese. Exposed to European automotive top management environment from the very first day, she started in 2003 as Project Management, and she held several positions in Finance and Sales Operations, with strong international drive. In 2011 she joined the Fiat Group as Sales Planning Manager, right after a few months she was promoted as General Manager of Mirafiori Motor Village, the biggest flagship in Europe, moving in 2012 to manage owned retail business in Rome in 2013. Since 2014 Maria Grazia Davino was CEO and Managing Director of the Markets Austria (until 2016) and Switzerland (2016-2018) and joined the German business center in that role in April 2018 till 2021, when Maria Grazia took over as Head of Sales and Marketing in the Enlarged Europe Organization of the newly created Stellantis Group.
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Marco Giorgino
Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Giorgino
Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Giorgino, 52 years old, economist, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he holds the Chair of Financial Markets and Institutions and Financial Risk Management. He has thirty years of experience in the field of research and training and he coordinated many projects that led him to over 150 publications, national and international, on banking and financial topics and, more recently, on issues of "governance and sustainability" and "risk management", both for industrial and financial companies, and on issues of "digital innovation" and "sustainability" in banking and financial services. In 2015 he founded and he is Scientific Director of the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano. He has held and still holds positions in Boards of Directors or Boards of Statutory Auditors of leading financial and banking companies, also subject to European banking supervision, as well as industrial and in Supervisory Bodies. He has been a speaker at over 200 conferences and seminars on corporate finance, market finance, corporate governance, risk management, digital innovation in banking and financial services, sustainability. He is among the "Le Nostre Firme" of Il Sole 24 Ore as well as a columnist for TV Station (RAI, SKY, La7, CLASS CNBC, ...).
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Marcus Osegowitsch
Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Italia
Marcus Osegowitsch
Managing Director, Volkswagen Group Italia
Marcus Osegowitsch (53), an Austrian, holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from the London Business School. After several international assignments in industry and consulting, Osegowitsch joined the Volkswagen Group in 2006 as head of Strategic Planning and Project Development at the Original Parts Center in Kassel (Germany); the following year he was appointed Director of Group Supply Chain. In 2010, he moved to Volkswagen Group Russia, initially as Managing Director Sales, before becoming Volkswagen Group Representative Russia & CIS and General Director Volkswagen Group Russia in January 2011. Since August 2021, Osegowitsch has assumed the role of Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Italy.
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Carlos Gomes
Group CEO, BYmy)CAR
Carlos Gomes
Group CEO, BYmy)CAR
Carlos Gomes from 2005 to 2010 was General Manager of Fiat France and President & CEO of Fiat France for Southern European Markets. Subsequently, from 2010 to 2020, he became Region Manager for PSA South America & China and then Executive Vice President of the PSA Group. From July 2020 to date Carlos Gomes is Group CEO and shareholder of Bymy)CAR Automotive, one of the leading French car distribution groups and from January 2022 to date he is CEO and shareholder of Cosmobilis, holding company of Bymy)CAR Automotive.
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Silvia Zanella
Manager, author, expert on the future of work
Silvia Zanella
Manager, author, expert on the future of work
Silvia Zanella deals with and writes about the Future of Work with a focus on innovation and digital. Combining communication, digital and human resources she has worked in Italy and abroad for the main HR and consulting companies in the world. Head of Employee Experience of a large consulting firm, she combines her main profession with an intense activity as a public speaker, trainer and professional journalist. She has published with Mondadori, Franco Angeli, Hoepli and is a TedX speaker.
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Raffaele Alajmo
CEO e Maître des Lieux, Gruppo Alajmo
Raffaele Alajmo
CEO e Maître des Lieux, Gruppo Alajmo
Raffaele Alajmo is CEO and Maître des Lieux of the Alajmo Group. Born in Padua in 1968, Raffaele (Raf) Alajmo began his career working alongside his father Erminio as a sommelier in the dining room of Le Calandre. He deepened his knowledge of the world of wine by frequenting master winemakers, hosts, and the most important Italian and French wineries. In 1994 he took over the management of the restaurant, aiming first and foremost to enhance the talent of his brother Max. After managing Le Calandre for more than twenty years, he launched continuously expanding business operations, becoming the driving force behind the Group at an entrepreneurial level. The Group today consists of 14 restaurants divided between Padua, Venice, H-Farm, Paris and Marrakech.
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Massimiliano Di Silvestre
President and CEO, BMW Italia
Massimiliano Di Silvestre
President and CEO, BMW Italia
Massimiliano Di Silvestre, 49 years old, married with two children, assumed the position of President and CEO of BMW Italia S.p.A., on August 1, 2019. Graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Bologna, he has been working for BMW Group since 2001 (with an interval from 2009 to 2012 where he gained significant professional experience in other automotive companies) holding different positions including Regional Director of the Sales Division of the Italian subsidiary, Managing Director of BMW Roma and Country Manager Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and, before his current position, Managing Director of BMW Group Hungary.
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Mariangela Pira
Journalist and anchorwoman, Sky Tg24
Expert in finance and international politics
Mariangela Pira
Journalist and anchorwoman, Sky Tg24
Expert in finance and international politics
With a career that began at Ansa in New York and a long experience in China - from where she collaborates with MF, writing also for Panorama, l'Espresso, Il Venerdì di Repubblica - back in Italy she works as head of the China Desk of Class Editori, where she leads the in-depth analysis on financial markets for Class Cnbc and takes care of the windows on stock exchange and markets for Tg5 and Tg of La7. In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she conducts the news bulletin of the Italian diplomacy Esteri NewsDossier, which takes her to many countries where the Italian Development Cooperation is present, including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel and Palestine. Still today she continues to deal with cooperation with Terre des Hommes, an NGO for which she specifically follows the theme of the condition of women and education. Among her most recent books Fozza Cina (Baldini&Castoldi, 2017), Cronaca di un disastro non annunciato and Annozero d.C, both published by Chiarelettere in 2020. Among the prizes she has been awarded: the Amerigo Award, the Globo for Journalism within the International Travel Literature Festival and the International Good Practices Award, received by the European Parliament and News Reminder. On Linkedin he curates the column #3fattori, with which in the morning he explains in simple language the elements that will characterize the financial, economic and geopolitical day. From his #3factors a daily Podcast was born.
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Raffaele Fusilli
Managing Director, Renault Italia
Raffaele Fusilli
Managing Director, Renault Italia
Raffaele Fusilli, 61, from Rome, has a degree in Law and a Master's degree in Economics from Insead (Institut européen d'administration des affaires), in France. With more than 30 years of commercial experience in the Marketing & Sales areas, R. Fusilli will head Renault Italia from July 1, 2021, with the role of Managing Director. It was in the House of La Spezia that he began his professional career, which then led him to undertake an intense international path operating in 60 markets around the world and managing start-ups in China, Russia, India and the Middle East. In Ducati, his last company before returning to Renault Italy, he held the position of Global Sales Director and, in his previous positions, he was Worldwide Commercial Director of Maserati, Vice President Sales of Ferrari, Head of Commercial Operations of Mercedes Italy and Trade Marketing of Renault in Paris.
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Steve Young
Managing Director, ICDP
Steve Young
Managing Director, ICDP
Steve joined ICDP as Managing Director in March 2010, but has links to the program going back to its formation in 1994. He has worked extensively in the distribution area with cars, commercial vehicles and agricultural products, primarily in Europe, but also in developing markets. Prior to joining ICDP, Steve was Chief Executive of LDV Group and Chief Operating Officer of GAZ International until December 2007, when he left due to his wife's illness. During his tenure there, he led a turnaround of LDV, recruiting new dealers in the UK and launching export markets in Belgium, France, Netherlands and Spain. He also introduced new channels for remarketing of used vehicles and a branded daily rental business. From 1985-2004, he was one of the leaders of the A.T. Kearney global automotive practice, working with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in Europe, America and Asia. He led the development of the IndeGo "next generation car company" concept which incorporated a number of fundamental changes to the distribution model on both new car supply and aftermarket customer relationships, many of which we now see coming to market.
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Massimo Faraò
Marketing Director, Audi Italia
Massimo Faraò
Marketing Director, Audi Italia
Graduated in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome, Massimo Faraò has more than 25 years of international experience in the Automotive sector, in product, sales and marketing. During his career he has been involved in the mass, premium and luxury market, covering different roles in Ford Motor Company, FCA and Volkswagen Group. Since 2013 he is Marketing Director of Audi Italia, since 2018 in the Brand Council of Audi AG, where he has supported the Brand in the growth path it has experienced in the last 10 years.
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Francesco Di Ciommo
President and CEO, Authos
Francesco Di Ciommo
President and CEO, Authos
Francesco Di Ciommo has gained overtime an international professional experience within major automotive groups, covering roles of responsibility in various management areas, from management control to strategic marketing, up to the commercial area. Since 2011 he began a personal entrepreneurial path, until arriving at the end of 2013 in Authos SPA, first as general manager and then as president and CEO, introducing a new business model based on digital marketing strategies on a 360 degrees offer, thus leading Authos to become an example of innovation in the industry. In 2019 Ford Motor Company (Detroit) appointed him as a global Retail Guru, exporting to the world the Smart Lab pilot project (Authos innovation born in 2017 in Turin). Between 2019 and 2020 with the conviction of having to further innovate the business model undertakes a new path related to technological innovations on the theme of connected mobility, sustainability and on the front of social projects. It closed in 2020 the first Authos S.p.A. social report and obtained in 2021 the first ESG certification on which it continues to invest even today - working on the application of a strategic improvement plan aimed at further increasing the company's positioning on the theme of sustainability.
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Fabio Barbisan
Board Member, VP OEM & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Fabio Barbisan
Board Member, VP OEM & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Graduated in Marketing and Communication at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, he took the first professional steps in Automotive Dealer Day team and as researcher for International Car Distribution Program. He soon embarked on a 14-year growth experience in a global corporation in the energy sector, where he was appointed to European sales and marketing managerial roles in Italy and Belgium. In 2021 he joined Quintegia as Vice President OEM & Industry Solutions, focusing on strategic opportunities both at OEM and retail channel.
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Roberto Cordella
General Manager, Adawen
Roberto Cordella
General Manager, Adawen
In 1996 he started his professional activity in the field of management consulting, risk management and compliance. Partner and co-founder of three consulting companies, today he holds managerial positions in the automotive, logistics and real estate industries. In Adawen, after twenty years of collaboration, he assumes the role of General Manager in 2020.
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Pietro Antonucci
Consultant, ABC Consulting
Pietro Antonucci
Consultant, ABC Consulting
54 years old, he studied Mechanical Engineering in Rome. He soon enters the world of corporate training becoming a Master Trainer within the school ISVOR FIAT, after 7 years of collaboration, in 2004 he founded, together with Andrea Moretti, abc consulting sas. Consultancy and corporate training company oriented to professional growth. In over 25 years of activity he has developed many experiences from technical and commercial presential training, to outdoor training and managerial coaching, in many sectors: Automotive, Tourism, Banking Insurance, up to the organization of business production. He has been collaborating for over 25 years with almost all automotive brands for the construction and delivery of training projects for the Italian and European network. Specialized in the areas of LCV & outfitted and B2B & Corporate, as well as in the launch of new products, he follows many paths to professional qualification of both sales staff and field men of the various automotive brands. Always attracted by novelties, he is among the first to deal with electric mobility and its related dynamics, following product launches and their respective transformations and development of infrastructure networks to support the ecological transition.
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Luigi Daffunchio
Sales & OEM Manager Italia, Portogallo, Spagna, Keyloop Italia
Luigi Daffunchio
Sales & OEM Manager Italia, Portogallo, Spagna, Keyloop Italia
Luigi Daffunchio (55 years old) has been working in the automotive industry for more than 25 years, covering international roles in different countries, especially in the customer service and sales areas. Currently he holds the role of Sales Director for Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Portugal) in Keyloop. In addition to studying Computer Science at the University of Milan, he obtained his MBA in Marketing and Sales at the ESIC Business School in Madrid.
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Nicola de Cesare
General Manager, Compass Rent
International Business Development Director, Compass Banca
Nicola de Cesare
General Manager, Compass Rent
International Business Development Director, Compass Banca
He arrives at Compass in December 2019 with the aim of giving birth to and taking the leadership of the new company Compass Rent, a subsidiary of Compass, which operates exclusively in the long-term rental industry. As of February 1, 2022, he also holds the role of International Business Development Director, with the aim of expanding Compass' business beyond national borders. He has over 15 years of experience in consulting and innovative project development, gained in major multinational groups in Europe, Asia and the United States. Since 2014 he has held the position of Commercial Director & Business Development in Technogym, a leading reality in the wellness world, dealing with new digital business models. Since 2011 he has held the role of Head of Planning and Process in H3G. Previously he gained international experience in companies such as Kearney and O2 Germany. Graduated in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, in 2007 he obtained an MBA at INSEAD.
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Fabrizio Guidi
President, AsConAuto
Fabrizio Guidi
President, AsConAuto
Fabrizio Guidi is the President of AsConAuto, the largest company in Europe for the distribution of original spare parts and of AsConAuto Logistica. He is part of the General Council of Federauto. Since 1991 he has been working in the family business, Guidicar, of which he is Vice President.
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John F. Possumato
CEO, DriveItAway
John F. Possumato
CEO, DriveItAway
John F. Possumato, is a noted consultant, author and speaker in the automotive industry, and is the Founder and CEO of Driveitaway Inc, which provides a turn-key cloud platform/consumer app, enabling dealers to offer new Mobility as a Service solutions, including subscription-to-purchase options. A serial automotive industry entrepreneur and a dealership owner veteran, Possumato has over 30 years of car industry leadership experience. Possumato is a feature column writer for WardsAuto, and is published regularly in many trade magazines, including Automotive News, Automotive Fleet Magazine, Fixed Ops Journal, and AutoDealer Monthly. He is also an attorney, a graduate of the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.) and the Wharton School of Business (B.S.), is a member of the Bar of the State of Pennsylvania, was a founding Board member of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, and past Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association. He most recently helped create the Drive For Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit created to alleviate the “Poverty of the Carless.”
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Alessandro Lago
Editor-in-Chief, Motor1.com
Alessandro Lago
Editor-in-Chief, Motor1.com
Alessandro Lago is the Editor-in-Chief of the Italian edition of Motor1.com. In 2000, he founded OmniAuto.it the motoring information platform on the basis of which the "Omni" network was developed, consisting of OmniMoto.it, OmniCorse.it and OmniFurgone.it. In 2015, after the acquisition by the Motorsport Network group and the completion of the rebranding of the Headings, Alessandro expanded the scope of the editorial direction to new projects including InsideEVs.it. Today, in addition to Headline Direction, Alessandro coordinates the group's video strategy, the start-up of new digital projects, and is a juror for Italy for the international World Car Award.
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Giorgio Soffiato
Head of Digital Strategy, Quintegia Academy
Giorgio Soffiato
Head of Digital Strategy, Quintegia Academy
Graduated in Marketing and Communication, he is consultant and trainer for Quintegia Academy, where he handles Coaching, Digital Strategy, Teaching and Advisoring of Digital Marketing in the Automotive industry. He collaborates with teachers in various Masters (Cuoa - Vicenza, MADE - HFarm, SDA Bocconi) and he has participated as a speaker at events such as the "Philip Kotler Marketing Forum" and the "Mashable Social Media Day".
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Alessio Nasca
Researcher, Politecnico di Milano
Alessio Nasca
Researcher, Politecnico di Milano
Consultant at Energy & Strategy Group of the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, research manager for the Smart Mobility Report observatory, project manager for activities related to the sectors of electric and sustainable mobility, circular economy and energy transition, teaching assistant at the Politecnico di Milano
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Andrea De Mauro
Head of Business Intelligence, professor and author
Andrea De Mauro
Head of Business Intelligence, professor and author
Andrea De Mauro has over 15 years of international experience as IT manager and Senior Data Scientist. Currently, he is Head of Business Intelligence at Vodafone Italy. Previously, he was Director of Business Analytics at Procter & Gamble and was in charge of data fluency for P&G analysts and managers in Europe and the rest of the world. As professor of Marketing Analytics and Applied Machine Learning at the Universities of Bari, Florence and Geneva International University, his academic research focuses on the impact of Big Data in the enterprise sector and on society. He is the author of popular books on data analytics and scientific articles published in international journals. For Apogeo-Feltrinelli he is the author of the books Big Data Analytics (2019), Big Data for Business (2020) and Data Analytics for All (2022). For Packt, he is the author of Data Analytics made easy (2021). His academic research papers count over 1500 citations.
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Stefano Grassani
Partner - Head Antitrust & EU practice, Studio Legale Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici
Stefano Grassani
Partner - Head Antitrust & EU practice, Studio Legale Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici
He mainly deals with antitrust law, in its various national and supranational declinations (mergers, cartels, abuse of dominant position, state aid), including the jurisdictional phases of public enforcement and, as for private enforcement, follow-on and stand-alone litigation. Before joining the Firm, Stefano Grassani gained professional experience in leading Italian law firms. He graduated with honors in 1989 from the University of Bologna. He then obtained an LL.M., Master of Laws, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in EC Competition Law, from the University of London, King's College. Licensed to practice law since 1993, he has been a member of the Milan Bar since 2003. He has also been a member of the New York Bar since 1991, being also qualified to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the author of numerous publications on antitrust matters in domestic and foreign journals. He is president of the Northwest 2020 Onlus Association.
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Stefano Chierici
Managing Director, Euro Target
Stefano Chierici
Managing Director, Euro Target
In 1998 Stefano Chierici buys his first car in Germany for himself, resells it after one week and from that moment he has never stopped. In 2003 he founded Euro Target, which today has 62 employees, awarded in 2021 by Italy Post as Company 1000BestPerformer Bologna and at the end of 2022 will inaugurate the new headquarters where stood the former factory of Lamborghini Tractors.
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Sergio Lanfranchi
Marketing & PR, AutoScout24
Sergio Lanfranchi
Marketing & PR, AutoScout24
More than 10 years of experience in the digital and automotive sector, first in dealer consulting and sales, currently in marketing and communications for AutoScout24, the automotive marketplace of reference in Italy and Europe. Journalist, specialized in corporate communications, digital transformation, automotive retail innovation, online transaction and sustainable mobility.
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Fabriano Fogliani
Area Sales Manager, Dieci
Fabriano Fogliani
Area Sales Manager, Dieci
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Enrico Marchetto
Social Media Strategist
Enrico Marchetto
Social Media Strategist
In 2002 Enrico Marchetto founded Noiza, one of the longest-lived Italian companies in the digital marketing segment, with which he handles of Meta campaigns for many companies, among which Veralab/Estetista Cinica, Alpitour, PokerStars, Betsson, Velux, Credimi. Noiza is a Business Partner at Meta. Since 2017 he has been teaching at the University of Udine "Digital Strategies for Tourism" (Master Degree) and "Meta Advertising" (Master in Digital Marketing). Since 2016 he has been teaching Meta Strategy at the WemPark master at the University of Florence. He wrote Marketing in a Digital World (Apogeo, 2018), together with Alessandra Farabegoli, and Facebook and Instagram: strategies for advertising that works (Apogeo, 2019).
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Roberto Siagri
Entrepreneur, technology and innovation expert
Author of “La Servitizzazione”
Roberto Siagri
Entrepreneur, technology and innovation expert
Author of “La Servitizzazione”
Roberto Siagri has a degree in physics and has gained a long experience in the ICT industry through three great technological revolutions: PC, Internet and Cloud. He co-founded Eurotech in 1992 and was its CEO until March 2021, devoting himself to the themes of innovation, internationalization and development of new business models enabled by digital technologies. Prior to the book ‘La servitizzazione’ he was author of the DVD ‘Cos’è l’impresa’ and co-author of the book ‘Anticipare il futuro’.
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Giulio Viale
Country Manager, FCA Bank Italia
Giulio Viale
Country Manager, FCA Bank Italia
Giulio Viale was appointed Head of FCA Bank Italia in December 2017. He joined Fiat Group Automobiles in 1988 within the Treasury - Management and Credit Collection unit, then moved the following year to the Balance Sheet Analysis unit. In 2003 he assumed the position of Dealer Financing Manager Italy in Fidis S.p.A. and, when FGA Capital was established, he was appointed Dealer Financing Manager for the Italy Business Unit. Subsequently, he was appointed Head of Dealer Financing for the FCA Bank Group in 2012.
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Massimiliano Cariola
Marketing Director, Porsche Italia
Massimiliano Cariola
Marketing Director, Porsche Italia
He graduated in Economics at LUISS University in Rome, where he also obtained the qualification of Chartered Accountant. After an initial experience as a researcher at the Enciclopedia Treccani, he joined the marketing department of Telecom Italia, a company for which he participated in important national and international projects. In the following years he holds several managerial positions in marketing and sales first in Albacom and then in British Telecom. Since 2015 he is Marketing Director of Porsche Italia with direct responsibility on Communication, Motorsport, Customer Experience and E-Performance.
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Leonardo Buzzavo
Professor, Università Ca' Foscari
Thematic Coordinator, Automotive Dealer Day
Leonardo Buzzavo
Professor, Università Ca' Foscari
Thematic Coordinator, Automotive Dealer Day
Associate Professor at the Management Department of Ca' Foscari University in Venice where he earned a B.A. and Ph.D. in Business Administration, with one year of study at UCLA - University of California Los Angeles. At Ca' Foscari, where he conceived and directed the Ca' Foscari Digital Week and the Ca' Foscari Alumni Association, he coordinates the Master's Degree Course in Marketing and Communication. The passion and curiosity for cars and their contexts, vivid since his early years, have then catapulted him into research paths including two decades of work with the research network ICDP - International Car Distribution Programme, with speaking engagements at over 250 conferences in 20 countries across all continents, mainly on marketing and distribution topics. Co-founder of Quintegia, he is the creator and Program Coordinator of Automotive Dealer Day which reaches its 20th edition in 2022. After attending four editions of the “Burning Man Festival” in the Nevada desert in the first decade of the new century, in 2010 for his 40th birthday he chose the Lebanese city of Byblos, counted among the oldest ports in the world and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities for humanity. Shortly after he met the woman of his life who gave him three beautiful children with whom he constantly rediscovers the wonder and amazement of life.
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Dario Mennella
Head of Used Car BMW and MINI, BMW Italia
Dario Mennella
Head of Used Car BMW and MINI, BMW Italia
Dario Mennella, Mechanical Engineer, after graduation enters the automotive sector working for some Italian and foreign car manufacturers starting from the world of After Sales and then focusing his experience in the world of Sales. He has been in the BMW Group for 13 years, starting as BMW Area Manager and continuing his career in Sales, assuming first the responsibility of Planning, Logistics and then the role of Corporate, Direct & Special Sales Manager. He now leads the BMW and MINI Used Car Division since its establishment in BMW Group Italy about a year ago.
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Maria De Nobili
Automotive Business Unit Director, Nobis Compagnia di Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Maria De Nobili
Automotive Business Unit Director, Nobis Compagnia di Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Graduated in Philosophy, she gained a wide experience in the insurance industry related to the automotive industry: from dealerships to car manufacturers, to financial companies, until she arrived almost 10 years ago in Nobis Compagnia di Assicurazioni with the responsibility of the Automotive Business Unit.
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Paolo Manfreddi
Head of European Markets and Business Development, FCA Bank
CEO and Head of New Mobility & Rent, Leasys Rent
Paolo Manfreddi
Head of European Markets and Business Development, FCA Bank
CEO and Head of New Mobility & Rent, Leasys Rent
Paolo Manfreddi is the new Head of European Markets and Business Development as of April 4, 2022, in addition to the CEO roles of Leasys Rent and Leasys New Mobility & Rent Manager hired in January 2021. He began his career in 2002 as Sales Specialist, before joining Fiat Groupe Automobiles in 2003, where he held several roles as Sales Manager, until 2012 when he became Lancia Sales Director. In 2016 he joined the FCA Bank Group, taking on the role of Marketing and Business Development Director in Leasys, and in 2018 he was given the position of Sales & Marketing Manager in FCA Bank Italia.
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Matteo Soncini
General Manager, Motorsclub.com
Matteo Soncini
General Manager, Motorsclub.com
Matteo Soncini was born in Como in 1986. Since 2006 he has been working in the automotive industry, covering various roles within dealers both in Italy and in Switzerland. Currently he is General Manager in Chargecar.com and in Motorsclub, official Volvo dealer for the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He strongly believes in innovation, in working looking for innovative solutions that can bring a real benefit to the consumer, focusing on excellence. It is essential to create a working situation where the welfare, development and growth of the worker is at the center. Matteo believes and invests a lot on people for their training, integration, growth and personal gratification. Only a close-knit and motivated team can achieve great quantitative and qualitative results, especially in a market in great evolution as the current one.
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Giulia Brenzan
Marketing Manager, Tomasi Auto
Giulia Brenzan
Marketing Manager, Tomasi Auto
Graduated in Marketing and Economics, after an international experience she returned to Italy where she worked in marketing in different sectors, including industrial and tertiary sectors. Her passions include the management of integrated and phygital innovation projects, the analysis and optimization of marketing funnels and the constant improvement of the customer experience.
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Andrea Marcante
Renault Country Sales & Fleet Director, Renault Italia
Andrea Marcante
Renault Country Sales & Fleet Director, Renault Italia
Andrea Marcante, with a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Marketing and Communication in Sports, began his career by gaining experience in business consulting and sports, before joining the Renault Group in 2003. After having covered various roles, in particular in the commercial area, he is currently Renault Country Sales & Fleet Director.
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Valerio Papale
Market and Automotive Network Director, Agos
Valerio Papale
Market and Automotive Network Director, Agos
Valerio Papale, class of 1970, born in Frusinate and Milanese by adoption. He has been with Agos since 1996 and during his career he has always dealt with the B2B market. From 2008 to 2017 he was responsible for the Business Network, coordinating all the B2B activity of the network. Since October 2017, he has been appointed Market and Automotive Network Director to coordinate all of Agos' automotive re-launch and specialization activities.
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Massimo Degli Esposti
Used Sales Manager, Centro Porsche Bologna Modena Mantova, Penske Automotive Group
Massimo Degli Esposti
Used Sales Manager, Centro Porsche Bologna Modena Mantova, Penske Automotive Group
He starts his professional career in the automotive sector since 01/2002. He landed in the Vanti group (Penske Automotive Group Italy) in 2006 carrying out all the activities related to sales. Subsequently, he dedicates himself with passion to the used car market and focuses on the optimization of the management processes of the department at 360°, obtaining excellent results both in terms of quantity and quality. Currently he has, as a professional assignment, that of manager of the Porsche Centers of Bologna, Modena and Mantova.
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Pontus Riska
VP Sales Layered Applications, Keyloop Italia
Pontus Riska
VP Sales Layered Applications, Keyloop Italia
Puntus is an expert in automotive customer experience management, with a particular focus on the digital evolution of customers and the digitalization path of dealers. With 20 years of experience in the industry, he is able to bring both traditional and innovative business models together in a careful analysis of the current challenging times in the automotive industry. His role as Vice President of Sales for Layered Applications allows him to meet daily with teams of experts from all Keyloop companies to provide the automotive industry with the right tools to evolve its business model. He has an MBA from Henley Business School and a deep passion for all things automotive digital transformation.
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Matteo Nannini
Driver, Team Stange n*46
Matteo Nannini
Driver, Team Stange n*46
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Alex Fava
Researcher, Quintegia
Alex Fava
Researcher, Quintegia
Graduated in Statistics and Computer Science, he continued his studies at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, obtaining a master degree in Global Development and Entrepreneurship . After some postgraduate training courses and experiences abroad as a consultant, he began working in Quintegia in 2016 with a focus on research activities in the automotive sector. Over the years he has developed skills in Data Analysis and Marketing Intelligence and he has specialized in projects of digital assessment of the dealer networks.
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Maria Leitner
Journalist, Rai TG2 Motori
Maria Leitner
Journalist, Rai TG2 Motori
Anchorwoman and professional journalist, mobility expert and automotive specialist. She is an author and has written with Miki Biasion, two-time world rally champion, and Roberto Gurian, "The Art of Driving," published by Sperling and Kupfer, and "Race and Grace" with Ezio Zermiani and professor Aldo Ferrara. He loves producing content. He has written as a columnist for many newspapers, such as La Repubblica, L'indipendente, Famiglia Cristiana, Gente Motori, Tuttotrasporti. He has commented together with driver Emanuele Pirro, for Videomusic, on the German touring car championship Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft. She moved to Telemontecarlo and was the first woman in Italy to comment on live Formula 1 broadcasts. At Rai, she later presented the nightly TG and had an American experience, replacing for a time the correspondent in New York, Gerardo Greco, also covering politics and economics. For many years she has hosted and authored the Tg2 Motori column, which covers the world of mobility and the technological and ecological transition in a comprehensive way.
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Lorenzo Carlini
Marketing Manager, Rossi
Lorenzo Carlini
Marketing Manager, Rossi
Graduated in Economics and Commerce and with a Master in Administration and Human Resources Management, he began his professional career at Renault Italia S.p.A. After about 10 years in the Brand and having held various positions in Human Resources, Customer Management and Sales Management, he arrives on the Net with experience in various Dealers. Since 2014 he has been Marketing Manager of Mercedes - Benz Rossi, where he coordinates the planning, programming and business organization activities. Thanks to a work team, in marketing he is also responsible for the development and supervision of the Customer Journey. Automotive Dealer Day represents for him an unmissable appointment for a timely reflection on the current and future dynamics of the Automotive world.
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Pietro Sportelli
Sales Manager, INDICATA
Pietro Sportelli
Sales Manager, INDICATA
36 years old, Sales Manager of INDICATA. His passion for the Used Business was born first within official Dealers as Used Buyer and Used Cars Manager, it strengthens in Dekra Consulting as Used Coach for the official Networks VW, Toyota, Lexus, Ford, Renault and Nissan. Since 2018, he embraces INDICATA's "distruptive " vision of online used market analysis and support for the evaluation of a car for pricing management. Knowing the internal dynamics of a dealer and analyzing daily the trends of the used car market are the added values of being partners of INDICATA.
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Cristiano Cappon
Sales Account Manager, Adawen
Cristiano Cappon
Sales Account Manager, Adawen
Following his qualifications he starts his activity as systems and network administrator in one of the most important GDO groups in the north-east of Italy. New opportunities allow him to move to Milan in 2000 where he works for a telecommunications multinational as a consultant. In 2005 he returned to Verona and continued his consulting career in the automotive world. In 2010 he joined the Adawen team where, since 2018, he is Sales Account Manager.
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Tommaso Bortolomiol
CEO, Quintegia
Tommaso Bortolomiol
CEO, Quintegia
Graduated in Business Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, he subsequently got a degree in Entepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Los Angeles). He joined Quintegia in 2005 as researcher and became then Project Manager for the Top50 Dealer and the Automotive Dealer Day. Today he is CEO of Quintegia, where he manages Corporate & Industry Relations and has wide responsabilities in many other activities. He has also collaborated with J.D. Power & Associates for a project focused on the Italian market and he has worked in many research projects for Ca' Foscari University.
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Irene Rodolfi
Marketing & Digital Manager, Franciosi
Irene Rodolfi
Marketing & Digital Manager, Franciosi
Always passionate about all things Digital, since 2016 she joined the Automotive industry on board of Franciosi Srl. Initially as a BDC Specialist, she continued her education to get to deal with Corporate Marketing and BDC.
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Giulia Cicchinè
Sports Journalist, Eurosport
Giulia Cicchinè
Sports Journalist, Eurosport
Giulia Cicchinè born in the Marche region in late 1991. A sports journalist, she has been working at Eurosport since 2016 where I mainly cover basketball and cycling, always leaving free space in my head and heart to get passionate about everything else. For Eurosport, she was a correspondent for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. As of this year, she also works for an agency that follows, among others, FISG and for them she follows the Federation's editorial and social activities. Last but not least, she is a contributor to Juventus, handling interviews and match days.
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Luisa Tranquilli
Head of ESG Analysis, Quintegia
Luisa Tranquilli
Head of ESG Analysis, Quintegia
Graduated in Economics and Commerce, for over twelve years she has been dealing with issues related to sustainability and the circular economy on behalf of 2A GROUP, in particular ESG Assessment and Sustainability Reports. He is Mobility Manager for some important companies and deals with the design and implementation of Home-Work Travel Plans. As Project Manager he followed the development of various projects to assess the environmental sustainability of products and organizations using LCA methodology - life cycle assessment - and carbon footprint and implement improvement plans. She is a ReMade in Italy consultant and trainer on issues related to sustainable development. She collaborates with Quintegia as Head of ESG Analysis.
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Fabrizio Corno
Senior Account Manager, Wacom BSU
Fabrizio Corno
Senior Account Manager, Wacom BSU
Twenty years of experience in the ICT world, working both with System Integrators and Global Vendors in the B2B sales of services and solutions. Currently he holds the role of Senior Account Manager and is responsible for the Italian market for everything related to the world of Wacom solutions in the processes of electronic signature and digitization.
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Alessandro Lazzeri
B2B Markets Director, Findomestic Banca
Alessandro Lazzeri
B2B Markets Director, Findomestic Banca
Alessandro Lazzeri has been with Findomestic since 1987; he has held roles with various responsibilities from the launch of the first revolving card in Italy to the conception and innovation of all personal finance products. In recent years he has been the head of various departments up to the current position of B2B Markets Director.
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Olga Baratto
Social Media & Content Strategist, Quintegia Academy
Olga Baratto
Social Media & Content Strategist, Quintegia Academy
Graduated in Marketing and Communication, speaker for Quintegia Academy on topics relative to content marketing, with a special focus on the social media world. She supports organizations on the creation and management of communication projects in the different digital channels and she participated as a speaker to different events, such as the "Service Day" and the "Web Marketing Festival".
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Claudio Bardazzi
Findomestic Observatory Manager, Findomestic Banca
Claudio Bardazzi
Findomestic Observatory Manager, Findomestic Banca
Graduated in foreign languages and literatures, he joined Findomestic in 2002 and since 2008 he has been Head of the Findomestic Observatory.
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Antonio Manari
Central Commercial Director, Compass Banca
President, Compass Rent
Antonio Manari
Central Commercial Director, Compass Banca
President, Compass Rent
He has been with Compass since 1991, where he took on positions of increasing responsibility over the years, until he was appointed Central Sales Manager. His long experience in the commercial field allowed him to wisely guide the Network towards an important territorial growth, supported by a careful internal organization. Reporting directly to him, in addition to the Direct Agent Network, are the Network Department, the Banking Partnerships Department, the Large Agreements and Third Party Networks Department and, from April 2020, the Withdrawal of Pensions Department. From 2020 he is Chairman of Compass Rent. He holds a degree in Economic and Banking Sciences from the University of Siena.
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Francesca Milani
Head of Business & Marketing (Department), Race UP Team
Francesca Milani
Head of Business & Marketing (Department), Race UP Team
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Alberto Bet
Board Member, VP OEM Research & Insights, Quintegia
Alberto Bet
Board Member, VP OEM Research & Insights, Quintegia
For over 15 years in the automotive sector, he has had the opportunity, through multiple projects carried out for car manufacturers, to develop a deep knowledge of the sector, in particular on distribution dynamics, digital transformation and consumer study. Graduated in Statistics and Computer Science at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice. Today he is VP OEM Research & Insights with responsibility for the Quintegia Research Center, coordinating the team's activities and managing the relationship with customers, he is also part of the Quintegia Board. Passionate about psychology and sport, for a long time he practiced cycling at a competitive level, then dedicating himself to mountaineering.
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Andrea Moretti
Service Manager, Ceccato Automobili
Andrea Moretti
Service Manager, Ceccato Automobili
Andrea Moretti was born in Verona and he is a partner of MAC srl. He began his professional career at Isvor Fiat, taking care of the professional development - through consulting, education and operational training - of network resources operating in the service industry. He has worked for almost all car manufacturers on the national territory and for many dealers, assisting them in the improvement of organizational processes to increase customer satisfaction, the profitability of service centers together with the marketing of spare parts. Currently, he has, as a professional assignment, that of service manager of the Ceccato Automobili Group. Graduated in Economics and Commerce, master in Business Administration SDA Bocconi, qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he is the author of books and specialized articles on after-sales and after-market.
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Luca Montagner
Senior Advisor, Quintegia
Associate Director, ICDP
Luca Montagner
Senior Advisor, Quintegia
Associate Director, ICDP
He is Senior Advisor of Quintegia and Associate Director of ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme) one of the most important research organisation in Europe for car distribution, with which he has collaborated since 2000. The research activity of ICDP is focused on: trend and perspectives for sales and assistance networks, After-Sales market, top dealers performances, automotive completion rules and management of used cars. As speaker he joined more than 100 conferences and meetings dedicated to the automotive industry, especially in Italy and Europe. He is one of the founding Partner of Quintegia, where he coordinates national and international research activities and training and coaching activities for OEMs and dealers.
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Alessandro Dal Bon
Board Member, VP Dealer & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Alessandro Dal Bon
Board Member, VP Dealer & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
He is graduated in Political Science and Economics at the University of Trieste, where he also obtained an MBA in the MIB School of Management. He has built his own professional path in the automotive business working for many top dealers across different units, After-Sales, Marketing and Sales, and then leading general management during operations and development phases. He has promoted different initiatives such as the “Consorzio di distribuzione ricambi” where he was Board Member and he has worked as Project Manager for specific innovation projects. During his professional career, he also attended the Audea Master in Dealer Management. In Quintegia he holds the role of Vice President for Industry & Dealer Solutions and board member.
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Jared Hamilton
Founder & CEO, DrivingSales.com
Jared Hamilton
Founder & CEO, DrivingSales.com
Jared, founder and CEO of DrivingSales.com, is often described as one part dealer operator and one part tech geek. He grew up working at his father’s dealerships in the Silicon Valley, attended NADA’s Dealer Candidate Academy and NADA’s Advanced Education Program at Babson College, and studied Automotive Marketing and Management at Northwood University. He has over 10 years of dealership management experience in addition to his award winning entrepreneurial record. Jared is a highly acclaimed international speaker educating audiences across the globe about capitalizing on the Internet’s opportunities and how to invest and implement technology solutions inside businesses.
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Maurizio Sala
Project Manager, TAO - Vincom
Maurizio Sala
Project Manager, TAO - Vincom
In 1981 he has been the youngest GM dealer in Europe. Opel, Volvo and Saab Dealer, a pioneer in internet sales since 1998. He has been one of the founder members of AsConAuto. After he sold his companies, since 2006 Maurizio deals with advisory activities. Over the past 12 years during Automotive Dealer Day he has managed two projects that target the market of trucks and Truck-LCV. Specialized in processes in the automotive dealerships: he collaborates with Emil Frey and Pirelli in Switzerland, with JLR in the Balkans, and with the luxury Far East dealerships. Experiences in India, China, US, Brazil, Australia, France and Germany. He joined 12 NADA Conventions.
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Alberto Merchiori
CEO & General Manager, Santander Consumer Bank
Alberto Merchiori
CEO & General Manager, Santander Consumer Bank
Alberto Merchiori developed his professional path and career within the automotive world, up to the position of CEO and General Manager of FCA Bank (Spain, Portugal and UK markets). Since November 2015 he is CEO and General Manager of Santander Consumer Bank, belonging to Santander Consumer Finance (SCF), a leading consumer credit bank present in 16 European countries, Canada and China. He is part of the Board of Banque PSA Italia S.p.A. and TimFin S.p.A.
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Clio Ceccotti
Head of Technology, Market and Environment, Motus-E
Clio Ceccotti
Head of Technology, Market and Environment, Motus-E
Mechanical-Energy Engineer, MBA. Worked in Enel X Global developing solutions and business models on smart charging, Vehicle to Grid and charging network. Other experience in Enel Group and industrial companies (including Electrolux) as Global Project Manager, Transformation Partner and R&D Engineer. In MOTUS-E he is responsible for the Technology, Market and Environment area.
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Raffaele Campus
Head of Product and Homologation, Lamberet
Raffaele Campus
Head of Product and Homologation, Lamberet
Raffaele Campus, 43 years old, is a mechanical engineer who began his professional career in 2005 in Peugeot Italy. After a long experience in homologations and support to bodybuilders, he covered the role of Product Manager LCV and BEV. Afterwards, he moved to the LCV Business Unit within the B2B Direction, where he interfaces directly with direct customers for all issues that gravitate around Groupe PSA outfitted commercial vehicles and electric vehicles. Since 2018 he is Head of Product and Homologation in Lamberet SPA and directly follows all projects that have alternative energy as a theme, with particular focus on the development of fittings on electric vehicles of all sizes, from light commercial vehicles to trucks.
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Luigi Pace
Central Director of Marketing and Innovation, Compass Banca
Advisor, Compass Rent
Luigi Pace
Central Director of Marketing and Innovation, Compass Banca
Advisor, Compass Rent
In Compass since 2011, he has been the Central Director of Marketing and Innovation, and since 2020 he has been a Director of Compass Rent. He has over twenty years of managerial experience in sales and marketing, built in major banking groups and consumer goods, Italian and multinational. Since January 2020 he has held the role of Managing Director and General Manager of Futuro S.p.A., a subsidiary of Compass, accompanying it to the merger by incorporation which took place in November 2020. He was Central Director of Markets in CheBanca!, which he helped launch in 2008. Previously he held the role of Marketing Director in Capitalia and Group Manager in Procter&Gamble. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples "Federico II".
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Damiano Fina
Chief Marketing Officer, GestionaleAuto.com
Damiano Fina
Chief Marketing Officer, GestionaleAuto.com
Lean from birth and passionate about Marketing and Lean Thinking, Damiano Fina is Chief Marketing Officer of GestionaleAuto.com. Since 2020 he has led the company rebranding and promoted DealerTalks, a project of sharing strategies and success stories among Automotive professionals. In his spare time he dances in Italy and abroad.
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Francesco Rienzi
ing Director & Sales and Strategy, EsoSphera
Francesco Rienzi
ing Director & Sales and Strategy, EsoSphera
Graduated in Business Administration, Francesco works in the commercial and marketing area of companies specialized in different industries such as IT services, food and vending machines. At the same time he invests his time in social activities ranging from ethical finance to the support of various social cooperatives. He founded, together with two partners, EsoSphera, a company of which today he is also president. Here he combines his passion for technology with the desire to put the person at the center, thus advancing the idea of digital humanism.
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Diego Saggiorato
Marketing Manager, Trivellato
Diego Saggiorato
Marketing Manager, Trivellato
He began his professional career in various communication agencies and then became passionate about the automotive industry, in which he has been working for 8 years, dealing with the entire Customer Journey: from more traditional marketing to new digital horizons. In 2018 he took on the role of Marketing Manager of the Trivellato Group for the Mercedes-Benz, AMG and smart brands.
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Andrea Bellotto
Area Manager North East, Able Tech
Enterprise digitization expert
Andrea Bellotto
Area Manager North East, Able Tech
Enterprise digitization expert
49 years old, he enters the software world in 2001 starting to collaborate with a leading Italian company in the ERP field, initially dealing with delivery and then moving to the sales area, first managing large accounts and then moving on to the management of the business partner channel. From 2021 he took on the role of Area Manager North East of Able Tech, becoming passionate about the digitization of processes.
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