Afton Halloran is a Canadian PhD Fellow at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen. She is a part of the GREEiNSECT research group, a group of public and private institutions investigating how insects can be utilized for food and feed in Kenya. Her research focuses on the socio-economic, nutritional, and environmental impacts of cricket farming in Thailand and Kenya. She formerly worked as a consultant with the Insects for Food and Feed Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. She is a co-author on the FAO’s most popular publication Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security.
Investor & Advisor
Assia Grazioli-Venier is a media executive, angel investor and advisor to high-growth tech startups, entertainment companies and venture capital firms.
A sought after digital media strategist and consultant to international organizations and leaders, Assia is on the board of directors of Italy's legendary Juventus Football Club. Assia is also on the board of advisors of Northzone, one of Europe's leading technology investment partnerships whose portfolio includes Spotify, iZettle, MarketInvoice, Outfittery, Trustpilot, Fyndiq and Qapital. Assia has also been an advisor to Spotify for over five years, where she is involved in global strategic initiatives, which includes creating content and strategic partnerships that enhance the Spotify-user experience.
Chiara Bonini is Vice Director for the Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases and Head of the Experimental Hematology Unit at San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy. She is also Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, School of Biotechnology, Università Vita-Salute, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
David Leo Hyde is a youth activist and filmmaker from Aotearoa, New Zealand. After resigning from his internship at the UN, his actions form the key piece of an upcoming film, titled “An Unpaid Act”, (directed by Swiss filmmaker, Nathalie Berger) which will examine how young people across the world are being exploited as cheap or free labor.
Elisabetta is from Rome, Italy, and she is currently studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University. She is the Student-Speaker of this TEDxLUISS edition and her (r)evolution has a goal: make happiness a development standard.
Gian Marco Ciampa was born in Rome in 1990. After studying with high-calibre teachers such as Bruno Battisti d’Amario, Fabrizio Verile, Fernando Lepri and Celestino Dionisi, he graduated with top marks, distinction and Special Mention with M° Arturo Tallini from “Santa Cecilia” Conservatoire in Rome. He won the third prize in the prestigious "International Competition Michele Pittaluga" and Scientific Committee of the same competition awarded him the prestigious "Golden Guitar" as best young talent.
In 2013 is the founder and creator of the "SUPERNOVA", an ensemble of guitars consisting of 8 young Italian guitarists winners of international competitions.
Over the past few years Gian Marco has also been teaching both classical and electric guitar in several music schools in Rome such as the Civica Scuola delle Arti, the Cantiere della Musica, the Accademia Romana di Musica, the International Music Institute.
Giovanna D'Alessio, MBA, MCC, is known internationally for being a facilitator of individual and corporate transformation. She is the author of the book “Personal Mastery. The Path to Transformative Leadership.” Giovanna is the founder and C.E.O. of Asterys. Giovanna was the first European coach to become ICF Global President in 2010. Giovanna D'Alessio’s 15 years of corporate background includes leadership positions at Saatchi & Saatchi and Yahoo! Inc..
Giuseppe Ragusa teaches in the Department of Economics and Business and in the Business School at LUISS University.
His research is mostly about econometric methods, labour economics, and macro models. He is also interested in computational methods.
Nato a Massa Lombarda nel 1959, appassionato di tecnologia, Massimo Moretti si occupa di ricerca e sviluppo di prodotti innovativi da più di trent’anni. Nel 2003 fonda il CSP (Centro Sviluppo Progetti) azienda che si dedica alla progettazione 3D, alla costruzione di stampanti solide e di macchine a controllo numerico.
Nazlı Yırtar is an MA student in International Public Affairs at LUISS School of Government. She worked in consulting and human resource management positions in multinational companies for 7 years. As a natural result of being a citizen of Turkey where political and social tension has been quite high for the last decade she became interested in researching and writing about issues she believes there should be higher awareness about. She publishes opinion pieces about terrorism and security, women's rights and child rights.
Model and Professor
Pietro Boselli is a model and professor in Modelling & Analysis for the Mathematics Department at UCL, London. After his PhD, he decided to hit the fashion world. He works with Moschino, Equinox, Vogue and very international famous photographers such as Weber, Sgura, Rankin and Vivanco.
Chef and Researcher
Roberto Flore is Head Chef of the Nordic Food Lab and a Sardinian explorer of the Great North. Roberto’s gastronomic path started in Seneghe, a small village in Sardinia, at the age of 4. He encountered the Nordic Food Lab, where he is currently the Head Chef and leading the gastronomic research of this vibrant organization. One of Roberto’s main activities at the Lab has been working with edible insects.
Sara Farnetti is PhD in Metabolism & Nutrition Physiology and specialized in internal medicine. She is also an expert in Medical Functional Nutrition, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cellular Transplantation, Nutrition and Diabetes Programs, Diabetes Research Institute. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
DRI (Diabetes Research Institute) Federation, Wellness and Nutrition Program.
Yalda Hakim joined BBC World News in December 2012 as a presenter and correspondent.
She made her on-screen debut in March 2013 presenting a special three part series of Our World entitled, Iraq: Ten Years On. Hakim was born in Afghanistan and moved to Australia in the late 1980s after her father fled Kabul with his family when Russia invaded. Hakim was also a finalist for the Australian Young Journalist of the Year Award and won the United Nations Media Peace Prize for Best Australian Television News coverage in 2009.