corporate leadership and consulting work
- Chief Visionary Officer, Piaggio Fast Forward, Boston, MA, 2018-.
- CEO and co-founder, Piaggio Fast Forward, Boston, MA, 2015-2018.
- Advisor, Piaggio Group, SPA, Pontedera, Italy, 2014-2015.
- Member of Board of Directors, Genes Holding Ltd., Ecublens/Basel, Switzerland, 2013-2014.
- Consultant, mondoBIOTECH, Lugano, Basel & Lucerne, Switzerland, 2008-2010.
- Senior Research Strategist and founding partner, Katalabs, Palo Alto, California, 2009-2011.
- Research Strategist and founding partner, OurBricks, Palo Alto, California, 2010-2012.
- Expert presenter, planning exercise on “The Future of Higher Education,” Herman Miller Corporation, Zeeland, Michigan, April 2005.
- Expert witness in international patent dispute for University of California, Fenwick & West, 2004-2007.
Awards won by the Piaggio Fast Forward gita robot (selected)
- 2017 Good Design Award
- 2017 MITx Award, Disruptive Genius category
- 2017 Disruptor Daily: Top 100 Most Innovative and Disruptive, Robotics category
- 2018 Beazley Best Designs of the Year, Design Museum (London)
- 2020 Red Dot award for “Best of the Best” in innovative new products
foundation and research center boards
- Member of Advisory Board, Fondazione Edison Orizzonte Sociale, Milan, Italy, 2021-.
- Ambassador, National Innovation Centre Ageing, Newcastle, UK, 2020-.
- Member of Advisory Board, Gramsci Center for Humanities / Centro di studi gramsciani, Scuola superiore di storia di San Marino, San Marino, 2020-.
- Member of Comitato Scientifico, Centro Studi Interuniversitario Guido Gozzano-Cesare Pavese, University of Turin, 2021-.
- Member of Advisory Board, Austrian Center for Digital Humanities @ Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW) [Austrian Academy of Sciences], Vienna, 2016-2019.
- Member of Comitato Scientifico, Siena candidata a Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019, 2013-2014.
- Visionary Committee, Board Member, Boston Book Festival, 2012-2013.
- Consultant, Rice University Press evaluation and planning visiting committee, Rice University, April 2010.
- Member of advisory board, “Our Americas Archive Partnership,” Rice University/U of Maryland Research project funded by IMLS, 2009-2011.
- Member, Study Center Consultative Committee, Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Montréal, Canada, 2008-.
- Member, Comitato scientifico, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Design and Architecture, Milan, Italy, 2005-2007.
- Member, Leadership core, Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC), 2003-2007.
- Member, Comitato scientifico, Centro Studi Giuseppe Terragni, Como, Italy, 2003-2007.
- Consultant, NEA/NEH panel charged with study of reinstallation of permanent collection, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Spring/Fall 2006.
- Member, Comitato operativo, Fondazione Piero Portaluppi, Milan, Italy, 2002-2005.
- Member, Advisory Board, Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning, Stanford University, 2002-2010.
- Member, Board of Guarantors, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, NYC, 2001-2007.
- Member of planning group, Bahia Balandra development project, Sci_Arc and Eric Owen Moss Architects, 2006.
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