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Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books.

The economics of the Digital Transformation – V

Once Leveraging on Data The Digital Transformation accelerates the generation of data and companies are learning to capitalise on those data, sometimes clashing with fuzzy regulation and unclear definition of ownership. Take the example of Tesla. Tesla have been designed through computer modelling and this process generates a digital model …

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A chip to change the rules of the game

Digital Cameras, yes also the ones embedded in smart phones, have advanced functions for image recognition. The objective of those functions is to set the ideal focus and exposure to get a good photo. An experienced photographer might do a better job (although in cases where decision time is very …

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Home-centric Hospital

We have seen over the last 70 years a progressive squeezing of size and decreasing of price of high tech systems to the point that it has become feasible the shift from centralisation to decentralisation. When I started working, “the computer” was a big, costly, machine that could only be …

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The economics of the Digital Transformation – I

At the Digital Reality Initiative we are preparing our fourth White Paper, due this coming November, focussing on Digital Transformation.  I am working on highlighting the economics of the Digital Transformation and I will be sharing these thoughts here to get your feedback. ========= It is important to realise that …

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Post Pandemic Future

As I mentioned in a post a month ago, I was involved in contributing to the book “Aftershocks and Opportunities – Scenarios for a post pandemic future” along with several other futurists in an initiative coordinated by Rohit Talwar. The book is now available both in a digital and paper form. …

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Going back or leaping forward?

The pandemic and the lock-down, that affected many Countries and most businesses, have created a crises and most likely a point of disruption. A disruption is a dividing line marking the change of market that affects the value chains or a radical change in technology/production processes that reshapes the market. …

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