Vito di Bari
Leading authority on trends, innovation, creativity and new technologies in business
World authority in the field of innovation, Vito Di Bari is an influential expert on trends thanks to his cutting-edge solutions in areas such as urban planning and communications. He is considered ‘the new European guru of innovation’ by the Financial Times.
He makes use of scientific methods and his insight to identify trends in technology and communications, which provide universally applicable, creative solutions. He is the only speaker to have been invited to the TEDx talks in five continents and his presentations are provocative, witty and direct, founded upon lateral thinking.
Author of ten books on innovation and also a novelist, he offers his perspective on current affairs through
newspaper and magazine articles. He was chosen by the Milan 2015 Universal Expo to present his visión of the city of the future,
which he did using Expo Digital, a project in which he designed twenty-five innovative solutions for integrating digital and physical architecture.
Author of The Neo-futuristic City Manifesto, Di Bari is the founder of DiBari Innovation Design, a research and design studio that specializes in implementing the latest technology and providing creative solutions for corporations and the public sector.
Di Bari’s creative and innovative business solutions have helped improve businesses from all fields, including SKY, MTV, Universal Studios, Barilla, FOX, Kodak, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, LG, Samsung and Vodafone.
He is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Milan and founder of LabNext, a cutting-edge international research institution (dubbed ‘Milan’s think tank’ by Wired magazine), where he worked as Scientific Director for three years.
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European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014). Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs (2004-2010).
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