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Theme: SHARE

This event occurred on
November 14, 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Como, Como

In how many situations can we use the word "SHARE"?
Is "SHARE" helpful, fun, new, wise?
Is it a way of living or of watching the world from a different perspective or of grasping new opportunities?
Is it something concerning to science, technology, knowledge, resources?
Is it an ancient practice or a renewed way of dealing with the complexities of the future?
"SHARE" is the word around which we have prepared TEDxLakeComo 2015.
The program and the speakers will be revealed the day of the event.
These are the keywords of TEDxLakeComo 2015: open source, empathy, distribution, trust, teaching, mapping, gift, peace, web, singularity, men & machines, chord, commons, humans & nature, future.

Teatro Sociale di Como
Via Vincenzo Bellini, 3
Como, Como, 22100
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Carlo Mancosu

Co-founder Sardex
CARLO MANCOSU is one of the founders of, a circuit of commercial credit created in Sardinia at the peak of the crisis. The passionate study of monetary dynamics lead the group to conceive a complementary currency able to reactivate a virtuous circle of economic and social relations. Today as part of the Sardex circuit more than 2,500 companies can face their liquidity problems, activate exchanges, promote investments. In 2015, Carlo is one of the first 100 Italian Digital Champions. The Financial Times recently devoted a long article to the Sardex phenomenon.

Daniele Manni

For 25 years DANIELE MANNI teaches computer science at the Istituto Galilei-Costa of Lecce. His background as an entrepreneur led him to devote a significant part of his lectures to topics that were not foreseen in the official curriculum programs such as change, innovation and creativity. In 2004, along with a colleague and 16 students of the school, he created “Arianoa” with the goal to incubate start-ups. Daniele has lead numerous business ventures to success. And, not surprisingly, he ended up to be a finalist at the Global Teacher Prize, the Nobel Prize for teaching.

Fabia Timaco

FABIA TIMACO is a young but capable storyteller graduated from the Holden School. Fabia has combined writing and technology, composing a diary called What Future! in which you can discover FABLE, a 3D-printed hand that she will get thanks to Open BioMedical Initiative.

Fausto Caruana

What does a philosopher do in the field of cognitive neuroscience? This is the path of FAUSTO CARUANA, who after studying philosophy decided to get a Ph.D in Neuroscience at the School of Medicine at the University of Parma. Subject that he now teaches at the Department of Philosophy of the same University. His work revolves around the discovery of the so-called "mirror neurons" and the theory of a similar mechanism underlying the perception of emotions.

Francesca Rossi

AI Expert
Computer Scientist, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Padua, FRANCESCA ROSSI has spent her sabbatical year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and in particular, in the use of preferences to customize decision support systems. Francesca has published more than 170 scientific papers on these issues and on ethical issues which are unavoidable in the development of Artificial Intelligence. Francesca presides some of the most prestigious institutions in the field of AI.

Giancarlo Orsini

Co-Founder of Open Biomedical Initiative
Grown professionally in a major Italian banking group of which he is today the Training & Learning Manager, GIANCARLO ORSINI conceived in 2008 the seminar “Progress” that has led him to meet with over 400,000 people. Since 2012 he is the author of the site “Watch your Future”. In 2015 he co-founded the ”Open Biomedical Initiative”, through an online community whose aim is to develop in Open Source model traditional biomedicine by providing low cost biomedical devices made with 3D printers.

Giuseppe Varchetta

Psychologist of organizations, trained as a psycho-socioanalist, GIUSEPPE VARCHETTA is well known in the world of consulting in Italy. After a long experience in training, organizational development and HR at Unilever, he has been adjunct professor at the University of Milan Bicocca and president of Ariele. His numerous publications testify his great passion for human relationships that Giuseppe also observed as a photographer.

Luca Ricolfi

Data Analyst and Editorialist
Sociologist and columnist for major newspapers such as Il Sole 24 Ore and Panorama, LUCA RICOLFI is an estimated commentator of the political and economic situation of the country. Professor of data analytics at the University of Torino, Luca has founded and directed the magazine of electoral analysis Polena and the Osservatorio del Nord Ovest. Among his research topics are income and work distribution, with surprising findings. Among his successes Il sacco del Nord. Saggio sulla giustizia territoriale (Guerini 2012) and L’enigma della crescita. Alla scoperta dell’equazione che governa il nostro futuro (Mondadori 2014).

Marco Bianchi

Musician, Vibraphone Player
Vibraphone player, composer and arranger, graduated in "Percussion Instruments", MARCO BIANCHI has performed with orchestras of classical and contemporary music. For many years he devoted himself exclusively to jazz, collaborating with internationally renowned musicians. Marco has played in Italian and European festivals. To date, he has recorded 45 albums and has won several major awards, including a scholarship for Berlklee College in Boston. He is the Teaching Professor in charge of the vibraphone jazz workshop at the Conservatory of Novara, Como and Lugano (Switzerland).

Marco Verdone

Veterinarian and writer
MARCO VERDONE is a veterinarian that, 25 years ago, was taking care of the animals living on the island-prison of Gorgona, Italy. The similarities between the human prisoners and animal prisoners led him to reflect on the relationship of reciprocity between the two worlds and the need for a profound change in the ways in which people "use" other living beings. Since those intense and rich years, Marco has written three books in which he suggests a new pact between humans and animals. Verdone works as a volunteer doctor at the shelter Farm Peace Ippoasi (PI) and participates in the activities of the Distretto di Economia Solidale Altro Tirreno of Pisa.

Maria Brovelli

Professor of Geographic Information Systems
Crowdmapping for (re)designing the world. Professor of Geographic Information System (GIS) at the Politecnico di Milano and Pro-Rector of the Territorial Pole of Como of the same university, MARIA BROVELLI contributes with her research to the development of digital technologies applied to cartography and geodesy. Her interest is focused on collaborative processes, procedures (crowdmapping) that allow a reading of our planet from different and unusual angles. Maria holds prestigious positions in important organizations and participates in important international initiatives in the field. In 2015 she received the International Prize Sol Katz of OSGeo.

Michele Casucci

Entrepreneur and SU Ambassador
A business degree and lots of experience in founding knowledge-based companies. MICHELE CASUCCI plays many roles including that of non-executive Board Member of Alèxero, an Internet company that operates in the Italian market of digital advertising and marketing solutions. Michele is Ambassador to Italy of the Singularity University, one of the most prestigious institutions of the Silicon Valley. Purpose of SU is to share knowledge of exponential technologies and inspire a new generation of leaders who will face the great challenges of humanity.

Vincenzo Iozzo

Digital Security Expert
VINCENZO IOZZO is an entrepreneur at Rakoku Holdings, where he deals with information security. He is a partner of the Italian incubator iStarter Spa. Despite his young age, he has made significant experiences as founder and manager of different IT companies. His passion led Vincenzo to build a vast knowledge of the web, its tools and its dark sides. His activity in the field has gone through hackering to becoming data security consultant for large multinational companies like Microsoft and Apple. Vincenzo is also working for the World Economic Forum in the Cyber Resilience project

Organizing team


Como, Italy
  • Giacomo Inches
  • Giovanni Frassi
  • massimo moltrasio
  • Michele Gianella
    Team member
  • Orietta Ferrero
  • Patrizia Cappelletti
  • Rosi Andreoli
  • Silvia Introzzi
  • teresa saibene