Board and Contributors

Vision's organizational model is no less innovative than the projects and results it proposes.

Unlike traditional research centers, Vision has a small team and a dedicated board around which many more researchers, professionals and managers move.

The Visionaries work in different sectors (media, universities, multinationals, governments), live in different cities (London, Paris, Brussels and in the main Italian cities) and come from different academic fields (economics, political science, computer science, genetics, physics, history).

Each of them brings to the Vision team the richness of their different points of view starting from the absolute conviction that the problems of modernity (from climate change to pandemics, from migration to financial crises) are all complex and require the approach of approaches and languages ​​that specialization has fragmented.

Vision for them is a platform to bring together skills and develop collective projects and intelligence.

Francesco Grillo

Francesco Grillo

Francesco Grillo graduated with laude in Economics at LUISS University (ROME), before getting an MBA from Boston University as a Fullbright Scholar. He also holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

He has been Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Academic Visitor at St. Antony's College (University of Oxford), as well as Advisor to the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Currently, he is Associate at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa and teaches and at the University of International Business Economics in Beijing. Managing Director of Vision and Value [ ... ]


Giuseppe Cipolletta

Giuseppe Cipolletta graduated in Political Science from the University of Naples Federico II. He also holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. During his training he did an internship at the Italian Embassy in Sudan, Khartoum. He is currently public policy consultant for Vision&Value and researcher for Vision Think Tank.


Marina Obba

Marina Obba, graduated with a major in International Affairs and a double minor in Business Administration and Legal Studies at John Cabot University in Rome. She is particularly interested in the coming trends concerning technology and the evironment, and their intersection with policy-making as a means to bring solutions to future challenges. She is currently public policy consultant for Vision&Value and researcher for Vision Think Tank.

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Riccardo Scarfato

A curious and highly motivated critical thinker, Riccardo holds a Master's Degree from John Cabot University in “Corporate Finance” and a Master's Degree in Law with a focus on EU and Corporate Law, from the University of Salerno and Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg. One of 100 students at the Scuola di Politiche – SdP in 2018. He has a strong experience in Brussels, where he worked in EU policies and anti-trust law, with Regione Campania and De Berti Jacchia Law Firm, and in Rome where he worked in international tax at Pirola Pennuto Zei Law firm. For three years, he was a researcher for the Think Tank Vision.

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Antonio Negro

Antonio Negro holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from University of Padova and Certifications in Finance and Project Management. He has worked for national and international institutions, such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the Italian Consulate in Liverpool and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Currently in Rome, where he worked for FeBAF (Federazione delle Banche Assicurazioni e Finanza), he is now a consultant for public policy evaluation with Vision & Value and Research Officer at Vision Think Tank.


Giulia Torrelli

I am a PhD in genetics and molecular biology, my scientific activity has focused mainly on the study of small RNAs and their involvement in gene expression, my scientific works have been published on scientific papers . In 2014 I obtained a Master  in "Pharmaceutical Management and Marketing" and I worked for a pharmaceutical company where I focused on managing the launch of new molecules for both European and non-European countries.

I obtained the Master in "Human Nutrition", and at the moment I am collaborating with a medical-scientific team to enhance the employment of adequate prevention strategies in order to improve human health.


Nicola Bellini

Nicola Bellini is Professor of Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (Italy). From 2014 to 2018 he was Director of the Tourism Management Institute at the La Rochelle Business School (France). From 2009 to 2011 he was the Director of the Regional Institute for Economic Planning of Tuscany – IRPET. From 2007 to 2014 he was Director of the Galileo Galilei Italian Institute in Chongqing (PRC) and Co-Director of the Confucius Institute in Pisa. From 2012 to 2016 he also served as an expert for the EU Commission on Regional strategies for smart specialisation. He is author and editor of books and articles on industrial policy, local and regional development, business support services, place branding and tourism.

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Claudia Saccà

Claudia Saccà graduated in Business Administration. Currently she is studying for a Master’s degree in Business Finance and Law at Università Cattolica, in Milan, and is one of the 40 most promising local administrators under 30 attending an Executive Master in Municipal Administration at the ForsAM - Scuola Pvblica ANCI. She is an activist and a Board Member of ANCI Giovani Sicilia.

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Andrea Iannone

As of Nov 2019, Andrea is an MBA candidate at LUISS Business School in Rome Italy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from John Cabot University. His interests lay in sectors with high social impact as well as cultural industries, since he has a Bachelor's in Film and Fine Arts. After seven years of living and working in Los Angeles, where he worked for The Walt Disney Company among others. He now is based in Rome, IT, and collaborates with Vision's consultancy branch, Vision & Value, in the field of policy evaluation and social innovation.


Sara Manfuso

Sara Manfuso is chair of the Association for Social Development #IoCosì. She has launched a series of awareness and prevention initiatives (from breast cancer, to sexually transmitted diseases). 


Marco Fortuna

Marco Fortuna is a young, curious professional graduated with a BA in Economics and Finance at the John Cabot University in Rome. During his academic path, Marco studied advanced Statistics and Math subjects to strengthen his quantitative skills, whilst taking advantage of pursuing a minor in Business Administration.
After graduation, he has been working for a consulting company in Rome working closely with both Italian SMEs and multinational corporations. His passion for economics brought him to collaborating with the largest financial education community for millennials.


Maria Costanza Cau

Maria Costanza Cau holds a Master's Degree in International Finance from HEC Paris and a Bachelor Degree in International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University.

She is currently an Investment Banking Associate in Milan, advising both multinational companies and top tier private equity funds in M&A and IPO deals.


Giuseppe Vito Ales

Giuseppe Vito Ales is an eclectic thinker specialized in international relations, European affairs and International trade. He holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Law with a major in Public Management from the University of Trento, a MA in International Relations and European Affairs from the University of Bologna and a Master in Diplomatic Studies from the SIOI - Società Italiana per l'Organizzazione Internazionale of Rome. In 2018, he is one of the 100 students at the Scuola di Politiche - SdP.


Sabrina Mossenta

Sabrina Mossenta is an Expert in digital media. In her many years of experience in Corporate & Marketing Communication she has been involved in strategic consulting, public relations and training on the use of online social media. Since 2008 she has been developing professional social networking platforms for multinational companies. She created "Social Surfer Improve your career", the first interactive web game dedicated to work and social media. Her contributions have been hosted by Il Sole24Ore, L'impresa, Wired, La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera and in many books dedicated to digital media. She has brought his experience to the students of many Italian universities, among them: Bocconi, Luiss, Politecnico.


Cristina Bargero

Cristina Bargero, researcher at Ires Piemonte (Research Institute of the Piedmont Region), in
regulation policies (public services, infrastructure networks )and, more generally, public policies.
She was deputy in the XVII legislature, member of Industry Commission .
She is member of the board of Slala ( foundation about logistic in North West of Italy).
Author of several publications including Concorrenza e regolazione nei servizi pubblici , with
Graziella Fornengo and Il Piemonte oltre la crisi.


Alessandra Sannella

Alessandra Sannella is a sociologist of health with a passion for scientific research. Professor of Sociology and Social Policies at the University of Cassino, she is Delegates University for Network of Sustainable Universities (RUS) and Coordinator of the University Committee for Sustainable Development (CASe). She is interested at international migration, health, global health policy and reducing inequalities; is currently interested in the study of phenomena related to sustainable development, artificial intelligence and conflict in the digital society. She has coordinated national and European research projects. Currently member of the Scientific Council of the AIS Section of Sociology of Health and Medicine for the 2020/2022 period. She is the author of numerous publications internationally and nationally. His dream is a cosmopolitan and equality society.

Francesco Grillo

Fabio Gitto

Fabio is a consultant for innovation policy projects, mainly focused in technological innovation.
He holds a Master Degree at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in "Management, Innovation and Service Engineering" and a three years bachelor in Business Economics at the "University of Messina", with thesis in Computer Science on management systems for Open Source Enterprises " 

Maria Fiorella Rotolo

Maria Fiorella Rotolo graduated in Philosophy and History at La Sapienza University of Rome. She obtained a specialization in Philosophical Counseling and a Master in Coaching. She has collaborated with Colombia University in New York. In 2012 she published her first novel “Il Silenzio su se stessi”, Qulture Edizioni. Today she is a teacher in Advanced Training courses for Study Centres and Universities. She deals with HR Management, Organization and Business Management.

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Ilenia Vidili

Ilenia Vidili is on a mission to help businesses take advantage of the digital revolution and disrupt from within before being disrupted. She believes that delivering exceptional customer experiences is what unlocks the future of businesses. As a researcher, she became fascinated by consumer behaviour and brands since her University studies in Cambridge, UK. As a marketer, she developed her knowledge throughout her extensive working experience among a number of start-ups and blue-chip companies.

She has been helping businesses improve their customer experience by providing customer experience consultancy and training programs. 

Today Ilenia inspires, provokes and engages with thousands of executives around the world by delivering powerful talks on the impact of digital disruption on businesses and consumers and why customer experience is the new competitive advantage of the experience economy.


Christina Maraboutaki

Christina is an attorney-at-law, member of the Athens Bar Association. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Sapienza University of Rome where she undertakes a project on gender representation in the field of technological innovations. She holds an MA in Political Science and Sociology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MSc in Gender Studies from the Birkbeck University of London where she conducted a research on gendered and sexualised violence.

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Filomena Berardi

Filomena is a PhD social psychologist with a major focus on intergroup relations, social representations of history and their role in process of negotation of identity politics. As a consultant for Vision & Value she works on research projects focused on "smart specialization strategy", a main lever for European inclusion policy. She is Marketing Specialist and Content Editor for Vision think tank.
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Margot Bezzi

Margot Bezzi has been dealing with organizational, social and economic changes connected to the Internet and the digital transition for 10 years. Since 2006 she has worked in the international public sphere with the United Nations in Chile and in Egypt, and in Brussels in the European Commission.


Marco Berlinguer

Marco Berlinguer lives in Barcelona, where he collaborates at the Institut de govern i politíques públiques (IGOP), doing research on Internet, politics and digital commons. He has a degree in Philosophy (Universitá La Sapienza, Rome), a Master in Information Society and Knowledge Economy (Universitat Obierta de Catalunya, Barcelona) and a PhD in Public Policy and Social Transformation (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona).

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Rosita Romeo

Rosita is Energy Advisor at CasaClima, an agency committed to energy certification release. She is focused mainly on indoor comfort as she strongly believes that space  we inhabit should embed fundamental values. She is also DESIGNPLAZA Cultural Director. Art lover, magnetic public speaker, she collaborates with Vision contrubuting her expertise within projects revolving around innovative way of living indoor space.

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Riccardo Broggi

Riccardo, originally from Milan, is a Computer Science student at the University of Bath with a background in Philosophy, Economics and Mathematics from St Louis School of Milan. He is currently an Intern at JP Morgan Chase as a Techonolgoy Analyst and an incoming Summer intern at PWC& Strategy; he has also worked part-time for Finimize and he is Partnerships Officer for Project Access Italy.


Silvia Castellazzi

Silvia has a major in Philosophy and a PhD in Business Ethics. She works as Account Manager in the Corporate Education division of the Business School of Politecnico di Milano (MIP). Her interests and activities are focused on managerial education and development, corporate responsibility, innovation competences and the future of work


Oscar Pasquali

Oscar is working as "Head of the Technical Secretariat" of the Italian Minister of Education and University. More in details, he deals with education, research, innovation and technology transfer policies. Since 2012 to the beginning of 2016 he worked as Policy Manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, focusing on the internationalization of companies, foreign investments and he collaborated with the organizer of the US Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. 


Silvia Ivaldi

Silvia Ivaldi is a consultant and researcher in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Bergamo. She is a collaborator of the research center TRAILab at the Università Cattolica of Milano. She has a PHD in Economic Sociology. Her main interests regard the new forms of work and organizations inside the current socio-economic scenario. She is also co-founder of the not for profit association Polis Fuoriclasse and member and past curator of the Global Shapers Community in Milan, World Economic Forum.


Annalisa Cappellini

Annalisa is a political consultant specialised in democratic innovation and strategic change management.

She is a PhD candidate in comparative politics at King’s College London focusing her work on party democracy and intra-party power dynamics. She also holds a research master from UCL in Politics & Security.

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Stephen Benians

Stephen is a consultant at The Centre (Brussels) and Vision (Rome), managing projects for the European Commission and establishing projects of research and collaboration with thinking communities across Europe. He is an expert in creative communications and in establishing dialogue and policy networks. He has extensive experience in managing and evaluating cultural and political projects. 


Gianfilippo Emma

Gianfilippo is a consultant with experience in the publishing sector and in evaluation of public policies. After obtaining his Master's in Political Communication and Public Administration (SDA Bocconi), he worked with FORMEZ, an agency of the Ministry of Public Affairs, on the National Operational Programme “Enhancing Administrative Capacity,” part of the "Convergence Goal" for regional governments. 

He is also very active in volunteer networks. He is, in fact, a JADE network alumnus, and wants to help reinforce student entrepreneurship. He was Presidente of JECoMM, the first public relations and marketing junior enterprise in Italy.

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Stefania Rubiu

Architect specialized in Urban Planning. She graduated in Architecture at "La Sapienza University of Rome" She then completed her studies at the "Gugliemo Marconi Faculty" Master Course "Environmental Planning and Territory" with thesis "Methods for assessing the environmental sustainability of road infrastracture".

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Giovanni Esposito

Giovanni undertook his education trough a multidisciplinary oriented path.

He graduated in Political Science at Bologna University.
He sees social sciences applied to politics as a great synthesis of his interests and passions. He is particularly focused on the themes of economic changes process, holding a strong belief that the intersection between sociology, economics and psychology could supply the essential key to understand nowadays reality.


Maurizio Geri

Dr. Maurizio Geri is an international consultant with 20 years’ experience in research and civilian operations on peace and security, international order, democratization, human rights and collective defense, in particular in the area of MENA and Africa. He is a former analyst on MENA/Africa at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Virginia, US and NATO Southern Hub in Naples, Italy. Dr Geri holds a PhD in International Studies (major International Conflict and Cooperation) from Old Dominion University in Virginia, a MA in Cultural Studies and a BA in Political Science from the University of Florence, Italy.He is also very active in volunteer networks. He is, in fact, a JADE network alumnus, and wants to help reinforce student entrepreneurship. He was Presidente of JECoMM, the first public relations and marketing junior enterprise in Italy.

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