The technology trends that will shape the world of tomorrow: the IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents event calendar continues

The third event of the IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents program features an exceptional speaker, Prof. Alec Ross, a globally recognized voice in the field of technology and innovation, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

Due to his exceptional academic merit, which has seen him as a professor at leading universities, Alec Ross served as Senior Advisor for Innovation at the United States Department of State during the Obama administration, helping to shape digital foreign policy and promote technological diplomacy. Author of bestsellers like “The Industries of the Future”, Ross is an expert in predicting emerging trends and understanding the social and economic impact of advanced technologies. Currently, he is dedicated to social innovation and strategic consulting, working with organizations worldwide to address global challenges through innovative solutions. He is also a member of the International Scientific Board of IFAB.

At the end of the seminar, which will address the impact of technologies on our future, Vittoria San Pietro, head of innovation and startups, will show how these technologies are adopted, and with what results, by Emil Banca Credito Cooperativo, one of the sponsoring companies of the 2024 edition of the program.

Below are the details of the event program.

“The Technological Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World”

Thursday, February 22, 17:00
Bologna, Via della Beverara 21


  • 17-17:30 – Arrival of participants and accreditation
  • 17:30 – Welcome to participants and introduction to the seminar
  • 17:45 – The Technological Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World. Speech by Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Bologna Business School
  • 18:30 – New technologies for innovation in the banking sector: the case of Emil Banca. Speech by Vittoria San Pietro, Head of Innovation and Startups, Emil Banca Credito Cooperativo
  • 18:50 – Live Q&A session

Physical participation in the event is reserved for students selected for the program. We will publish the recording of the seminar on this page in the days following the event. To not miss the opportunity to view this and all other seminars of the IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents cycle, subscribe to IFAB’s newsletter!

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