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Theme: The good use of the world

This event occurred on
November 5, 2011
11:00am - 6:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Como, 25

The title of TEDxLakeComo is " the good use of the World ", a self explaining one

Auditorium Politecnico Milano, Polo Como
Via Castelnuovo 7
Como, 25, 22100
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Antonio Amendola

41 years spent among laws, decrees, new technology, cameras, blogs, travel, old maps and GPS. Founder of Shoot 4 Change (, an international network of volunteer social photographers, which began as a blog and became a movement with extraordinary people, working to change the world. Convinced that life is beautiful and can be told through ”bad” photos able to inspire others to social change in their community.

Silvia Bossi

Mechanical engineer and a PhD in Science and Engineering Biorobotics, has carried out research on neuroprosthesis at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa ( where she worked to develop prototypes of new invasive neural interfaces. Winner of the Best 2011 Fulbright Scholarship, she attended from January to June 2011 to an entrepreneurial training program at Santa Clara University in the heart of Silicon Valley in California working on her business plan SMANIA.

Frieda Brioschi

One of the founders, currently president, of the Wikimedia Italy(, the Italian ”branch” of the Wikimedia Foundation ( a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free content and design of which Wikipedia ( is one of the top 10 websites in the world. She was the first Italian member of the Foundation Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2008 and is a consultant in information technology and new media, web strategy, creation and management of web-communities and social networks.

Roberto Carraro

Considered, along with his brother Gualtiero, as one of the pioneers of multimedia in Italy ( Together they have developed advanced research in the areas of iconic language ​​and virtual and immersive reality, transformed into patents and production of digital works which have won several international awards, such as Rome App Virtual History, presented by Steve Jobs in the event of worldwide launch of iPad2.

Luca De Biase

Editor of Innovation at Sole 24 Ore and Nova24 (which he founded and led from October 2005 to June 2011 ( Professor of journalism and new media at various universities including Iulm in Milan and Sciences Po, Paris, Master of Public Affairs since 2007. President of the Aheref Foundation, a research center on the quality of social media since 2010 ( and, since 2011, Scientific Director of the Digital Academy, a center for the development of the digital culture (

Luciana Delle Donne

Protagonist of successful cases in the banking sector (she was responsible for the design and development of the first model of virtual multi-channel bank in Italy). In 2004 she decided to change her life and after working as volunteer in Latin America, she returned to Italy with the desire to initially do something Salento. She founded and leads the Officina Creativa a social cooperative engaged for years in the creation of tools and development models designed for social inclusion and employment of marginalized people such as women prisoners and children at risk ( ).

Diego Fornasari

Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, University of Milan and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, Institute of Neurosciences of the Milan branch of CNR .He studies the genetic mechanisms regulating the expression of proteins in the autonomic nervous system and the genetic basis of individual response to drugs by seizing the opportunities that the definition of the human genome on one side and the development of biotechnology on the other side are generating in the changing scenario of prevention, diagnostics and therapy techniques.

Stefano Milanese

He has worked for over 12 years at international management consulting firm dealing with conventional and renewable energy for some of the most important multinational corporations in the energy sector. Entrepreneur by nature, over the past 5 years he has founded various successful start-up. Passionate about sailing and wind, in 2008, to deal with high-altitude wind energy by supporting a research group of Politecnico di Torino. In 2010 he founded Kitenergy ( with the aim of industrializing the technology for the exploitation of high-altitude winds and to carry it on a commercial scale.

Telmo Pievani

Thinker, professor of philosophy of science at the University of Milano-Bicocca, author of a great number of publications, director of Pikaia, the Italian portal of evolution (, secretary of the scientific committee of the Genoa’s Science Festival of and scientific director of Rome’s Festival of Science, member of editorial boards of prestigious Italian and international scientific magazines, he has always been committed , as scientist and disseminator, to investigate and reflect on the mechanisms and history of evolution.

Chiara Somajni

44, living in Milan. Since 2009, President of ActionAid Italy (, an NGO affiliated to the homonymous international federation involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. Journalist at Il Sole 24 Ore where she worked for twenty years, 15 of which were spent at the pubblication Domenicale, where she had just returned after five years at the monthly magazine Ventiquattro..

Organizing team


Como, Italy
  • François de Brabant
  • Teresa Saibene
    responsable of marketing and comunication
  • Alessio Delussu
    Social Media Management
  • Chiara Cravedi
    Social Media Management
  • Giulia Michail
    Social Media Management
  • Elena Salemi
    Web Project Manager
  • Michele Giannella
    Translation and subtitling coordinator
  • Roberta Butti
  • Maddalena Mombelli
    Relations with University