Technology and emotions, innovation and humanism. Four cardinal points from which to let yourself be guided, so as not to lose sight of the route. This is the challenge at the heart of Tech Emotion, an international summit taking place on 21 and 22 June which from Italy aims to direct change towards a technology that is above all ethical and that places people at the center. Two days of meetings, debates, reflections with prominent guests, entrepreneurs and experts to face the great changes that are marking our age. The event is organized by Corriere della Sera together with Emotion Network, a media company founded by Mattia Mor, Alec Ross, Karin Fischer, Gianluca D’Agostino, Massimo Redaelli, Claude Finckenberg and Thomas Schneider with Milano Investment Partners, founding partner of the company.
From startups to social media: the panels of the event
The space is that of the Talent Garden Calabiana, in Milan: here different themes are addressed in a succession of dedicated panels and round tables. From the world of startups, passing through the new business models, to the social commitment of those who innovate. And then again: the future of social media, cities as places of transformation, music and sport.
Focus on Made in Italy
Not just theory: the idea is that the conference can be a starting point to inspire virtuous actions and behaviors, with an eye to sustainable development and made in Italy. In fact, Tech Emotion aims to identify the potential of our country and make a change in this sense: creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, desire to get involved and to take risks are characteristic traits of Italian doing, which too often remain in the shade in a historical context. difficult like what we are experiencing. On the morning of the first day, the mayor of Milan Beppe Sala also intervened, who sent a message to politics via video link: “We can do it, we have everything – this is his message – but it is clear that without a season of reforms, a truly reformist season, we will remain stuck “.
Microsoft CEO: “Digital skills are lacking”
Among the obstacles that hinder development, there is certainly a certain delay that Italy suffers on the digital level: “Technology is now within everyone’s reach, but what is lacking are skills – says Silvia Candiani, CEO of Microsoft Italy. – today in Italy we have almost 150 thousand jobs available that cannot be covered because there is a lack of people with technological and digital skills. Training is therefore essential, because this is a waste that we cannot afford “.
Young people who “want to conquer the world”
“The world is divided between those who are afraid of change and those who embrace it and try to understand it – comments Angelo Moratti, Founder, President and Anchor Investor Milano Invesment Partners Sgr – in this context we find many young Italian entrepreneurs who are part of this second category: they are creative and courageous, they want to conquer the world with their companies and their products and they are doing it with great success “.
Among the other guests present, to name a few, Philipp Hildebrand, vice president of BlackRock, Ernesto Ciorra, chief Innovability officer of Enel Group, Kerstin Cooley, general partner of Course Corrected, Oscar Farinetti, Eataly, Lorenzo Bertelli, marketing director & head of corporate social responsibility of Prada Group, Martina Bragadin, founder of Spazio Meta, Federica Marchionni, CEO of Fashion Agenda. And then again Ruzwana Bashir, co-founder and CEO of Peek, Björn Öste, founder of Oatly, Karoli Hindriks, founder of Jobbatical, Dick Costolo co-managing partner of 01 Advisors and former CEO of Twitter.