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Theme: Pioneers

This event occurred on
April 13, 2014
4:00pm - 7:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Torino, TO

Innovation is not possible without PIONEERS. According to this our Salon event aimed at making people discover new ideas born in Turin. Pioneers are everywhere, anyone can be a pioneer, just start to do instead of wait for someone else move.
We are organiziong this event thanks to an idea of RENA: the Pionners Project
At this TEDxCrocettaSalon events, we will watch TEDTalks, have discussions, and host a 4 live speakers.

1 Half-Day event
4 Hrs from Registration to the Cocktail & Networking final (16:00 - 19:30)
2 Sections with a mid-break
4 Speakers
1 Interview for each speaker dealing with their feelings and thoughts.
4 TEDTalks videos displayed
72 Nominal attendees
47 Actual attendees
41 people watching live streaming
32 Crew members/observer members
1 Welcome Coffee break at the beginning of the event
1 Coffee break at the end of the first section.
1 Live-Tweeting
1 Instagram coverage of the event
65 tweets, 21 mentions, 48 retweets on Twitter
5 Instagram images, 33 likes

+Tons of Ideas shared!


16.00 – 16.30:Registration
16.30 – 17.30:Introduction video & Welcome!

What is TEDxCrocetta? - Elisa Vola

Live Talk – Enrico Ferro: Social innovation pioneers: a recipe for change

Video TED Talk – Pattie Maes + Pranav Mistry: Meet the SixthSense interaction

Live Talk – Alessandro Mercuri: Social innovation, looking for the sustainability

Video TED Talk – JR: One year of turning the world inside out

17.30 – 17.45:Coffee Break
17.45 – 18.45:Video TED Talk - Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

Live Talk – Lorenzo Benussi: Small/Big/Open Data for Public Empowerment and Freedom

Video TED Talk – Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

Live Talk – Christian Racca: Social design communication in action

18.45 – 19.30:Cocktail & Networking

TAG - Talent Garden Torino
Via Carlo Allioni 3
(P.zza Statuto)
Torino, TO, 10122
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Enrico Ferro

Enrico Ferro is head of Innovation Development at <a href="" target="_blank">Istituto Superiore Mario Boella </a>, a research and innovation center operating in the ICT domain. He also lectures innovation management at the International Labour Organization of the United Nations. In his private life, he is a full member of <a href="" target="_blank">Rena</a> and Taiji instructor.

Alessandro Mercuri

Alessandro Mercuri is a psychologist specialized in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He works in Fondazione Human Plus and coordinates a research team studying human capital and success drivers for innovative start-ups. He cooperates with both Politecnico (Innovation Dept.) and Psychology Dept. in Turin. The <a href="" target="_blank"></a> project was created by Nessuno, no profit organization Alessandro founded in 2006. In the past he worked in HR management for: Confindustria (Bergamo) and in Seat Pagine Gialle Group (Turin). In the last one he introduced an innovative recruiting web portal. He is passionate about innovation and psychology. He was able to combine these interests in one profession.

Christian Racca

Christian Racca graduated in Engeneering and chose the newborn TOP-IX Consortium: a brandnew and dynamic growing reality. He started to manage his technical skills related to Cloud Computing and workflow-managment on National and European Project. He focused his goal about web based start-up between 2009 and 2011 becoming also Contract Professor in Turin’s Polytechnic at Design & Architecture Dep. (Model and Material Course III). His well known project are oriented about BIG DATA and Social Innovation. He is a member of no-profit association, called <a href="" target="_blank">Plug</a>, since 2011.

Lorenzo Bennusi

Since 1996 Lorenzo Benussi has been working with the Internet driven by a strong passion for its revolutionary power in the economy and society. He has a multidisciplinary background based on economics of innovation, sociology, computer science and currently he is working as advisor for innovation in the private and public environments. He is advisor for digital policy at the <a href="" target="_blank">TOP-IX</a> Consortium where he develops projects and policies to support digital innovation.

Organizing team


Turin, Italy


Torino, Italy