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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.

Printing KFC nuggets?

KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken for the few of you that may not recognise the brand, has announced a partnership with 3D Bioprinting Solutions, a Russian company, to create their chicken nuggets using an industrial 3D bioprinter able to produce mass quantity of chicken meat… without using a single chicken! The …

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The economics of the Digital Transformation – XX

– Improve cooperative working exploiting complementary knowledge CDTs can be considered as active knowledge repositories: the keypoint is “active”. They can establish relations with other CDTs and explore the cyberspace to become aware of new knowledge and how that knowledge complement / obsolete their own knowledge. Within a firm there …

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The economics of the Digital Transformation – XIX

Exploitation of Knowledge Digital Twins Digital twins are used by industry to mirror production processes and products. This mirroring is becoming more and more extensive to cover knowledge aspects. The adoption of Personal Digital Twins to mirror a person knowledge, Cognitive Digital Twin -CDT-is just a natural further step. The …

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A momentous shift ahead

According to a market research published by ABI Research presented at their on line 5G Technology Summit on July 14-16 (you can watch the recording here) there will be a growing spending on private 5G networks (those serving factories, malls,…) in the coming year to the point that the yearly …

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