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26th – 27th – 28th September 2022

5th Conference on

Industry Digital Evolution - IDE 2022

Building a resilient and sustainable transformation in key domains for fostering international competition

Digital Transformation is increasingly affecting today's industrial domain. Large companies and SMEs, together with research centres, are collaborating to develop, apply and innovate their organisational and infrastructure assets with new digital solutions designed with accuracy, insight, and focus on overcoming industrial problems. Competitiveness is closely linked to cost management and resource allocation in new practices that push organisations to leverage their resilience and anti-fragility skills.

IDE 2022 aims at providing three exciting days of discussion and debate between experts from different industries with the objective of sharing technological experiences, as well as problems and solutions that have fostered the current competitive scenario. Speakers from academia and industry share the stage in five sections covering different industry domains. Experiences emerging from research and practice will be contaminated and evolve into new opportunities and ideas.

This year’s edition is funded under the project EBIT (Ecosystems for BusIness Transformation) co-financed by the European Union under the instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II). During the conference and in cooperation with associated events in Bari and Tirana, an innovative cross-border hub for industrial and scientific networking in the South Adriatic will be created to define and launch new projects and collaborations.


This project is co-financed by the European Union under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II)
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Conference Sessions

Safety & Security

The objective of this section is to provide a discussion on the topic of intelligent integration of data and services to ensure high levels of security and safety. Digital solutions based on advanced technologies (such as machine learning and artificial intelligence) play a key role in preserving safety and security, enabling the implementation of optimisation mechanisms for organisational resilience.

One Health

The section focuses on the exploration of new technological solutions fostering humans, plants and animals health in a sharing ecosystem where the topics of climate change, food policies, public health and cultural diversity co-exist. Leading and understanding innovation in One Health has huge potentiality of increasing well-being and the industrial subsistence in every associated sectors.


This section aims to explore how industry of any sector are facing the digital challenges and make investments to extract more and more information and knowledge from their products and machines data. IoT, Big Data and AI integrated with the company systems are designing new ways of understanding the business and working activities leading to interested future scenarios.

Critical Infrastructure

This section focuses on digital asset management, based on innovative tools and methodologies in order to handle infrastructures during their whole life cycle. Addressing the complexity of topics like cyber-physical risk management and optimization of energy and resource consumption will shape the future of the digital solutions needed in this field.

Cultural and Creative Industry

This section focus on sharing innovative digital solutions that have shaped the ICC sector in the last years facing the crisis and preparing to a new future. A world surrounded by ICC is fascinating, creates new ways of thinking, leads to seeing things from a different point of view and generating a creative thinking that can have a positive impact on others businesses.


Angelo Corallo
Angelo Corallo is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation Engineering – Università del Salento and is the responsible of CORELab. His research activities focus on the development of technologies, methodologies and organizational models for creating an integrated business environment.
Mariangela Lazoi is Researcher (RTDb) in the Department of Innovation Engineering, Università del Salento and leads the area Digital Engineering for Industry of CORELab, her research topics are technology management, product lifecycle management and business process management.
Giulio Avanzini, full professor of Flight Mechanics at the University of Salento, deals with problems related to simulation and control of fixed-wing and rotating wing aircraft (including remotely piloted aircraft), as well as orbital dynamics and satellite distribution control.
Ernesto Damiani is full professor at Università degli Studi di Milano, where he leads the SESAR Lab, Director of the Centre on Cyber-Physical Systems and of the Information Security Research Center at the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, and the leader of the Big Data area at Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center. He has done extensive research on design and deployment of secure systems and protocols.
Pierpaolo Pontrandolfo (Full professor of business and management engineering at Politechnic University of Bari, where he has served as Head of Department, member of the Academic Senate and of the Board of Directors, and General Manager. He is currently in the scientific board of MedITech Competence Center 4.0 (, one of the eight Italian competence centers appointed by the Italian Government to promote digital innovation.)
Antonio Lerro is a Professor in Innovation Management and Digital Transformation at University of Basilicata (Italy) and chair of the Publication Committee of IFKAD Conference. His research interests are focused on intellectual capital management, entrepreneurship and business models innovation, creative and cultural industries.
Marianna Lezzi is a Researcher (RTDa) at the Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento. Her main research interests concern cybersecurity management in Industrial IoT contexts, focusing on the analysis of critical assets and business impacts and cybersecurity awareness assessment.
Paolo Ceravolo
Paolo Ceravolo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. His research interests include Data Representation and Integration, Business Process Monitoring, Process Mining, Empirical Software Engineering, Social Interaction Metrics, Innovation Management, Technology Enhanced Learning.
Sergio Terzi is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Manufacturing Group. He is one of the founders of the IFIP WG 5.1, as well as member of the IFIP WG 5.7 and of the IEEE TMS. He is Director of the national Observatory Industry 4.0 and Director of the Executive Program in Industry 4.0.
Monica Rossi is Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano in the Department of Management, Economics and industrial Engineering. Her main research interests are in the areas of product development, innovation and design engineering, Lean Product Development and life cycle thinking.
Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Firenze. His research activity is focused on Dependability and Resilience of critical systems and infrastructures. In particular he has been working on safety, security, fault tolerance, evaluation of attributes such as reliability, availability and performability.
Giovanni Schiuma is a Full Professor in “Strategic Knowledge Management and Innovation” and Head of the Business and Engineering Management Program at LUM University (Italy). He is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in knowledge-based organisational development and transformation, arts-driven innovation and arts in business.
Associate Professor of Economics and Management Engineering at the Polytechnic of Bari. She teaches Business Process Management and Economics and Business Organisation. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications related to the fields of management and innovation of business processes and corporate sustainability.
Maria Elena Latino is Researcher (RTDa) at the Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento. Her research follows a cross-disciplinary approach, focusing on agri-food digitalization, consumer food behavior, product lifecycle management, system engineering, business innovation.


• 13:00 ~ Registration and Welcome Light Lunch

• 14.15 – 14.30 ~ Welcome 1st Conference Day Open: Prof. Angelo Corallo (Università del Salento)

• 14:30 - 17:15 ~ SESSION 1: Safety & Security

• 14:30 - 14:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Andrea Bondavalli - Università degli Studi di Firenze

• 14:45 - 15:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Andràs PATARICZA - University of Budapest

• 15:25 - 15:45 ~ Simona Turco - Deep Blue

• 15:45 - 16:15 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15 - 16:35 ~ Massimo Lucarelli - Bitdefender

• 16:35 - 16:55 ~ Leonardo Carcagnì - London Stock Exchange

• 16:55 - 17:15 ~ Francesco Brancati - Resiltech

• 17.35 – 18.00 ~ Cyberchallenge Award

• 09:15 - 09:30 ~ Welcome 2nd Conference Day Open: Prof. Angelo Corallo (Università del Salento)

• 09:30 - 12:55 ~ SESSION 2: One Health

• 09:30 - 09:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Ernesto Damiani - Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

• 09:45 - 10:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Giancarlo Logroscino - Università degli Studi di Bari

• 10:25 - 10:45 ~ Davide Guerri - Dedalus

• 10:45 - 11:05 ~ Giovanni Gorgoni - ARESS Puglia

• 11:05 - 11:35 ~ Coffe break

• 11:35 - 11:55 ~ Chiara Saponaro - SOL

• 11:55 - 12:15 ~ Nino Storelli - Medtronic

• 12:15 - 12:35 ~ Fulvio Conti - Almaviva

• 12:35 - 12:55 ~ Jonatan Maggesi, Samira Maghool - Università degli Studi di Milano

• 13:00 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:30 - 18:45 ~ SESSION 3: Industry@Large

• 14:30 - 14:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Sergio Terzi - Politecnico di Milano

• 14:45 - 15:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Sam Anand - University of Cincinnati

• 15:25 - 15:45 ~ Massimo Scalvenzi - Leonardo

• 15:45 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15 - 16:35 ~ Daniele Gulmini - Avio Aero, Stefano Picco - EKA

• 16:35 - 16:55 ~ Francesco Del Greco - Haier Europe

• 16:55 - 17:15 ~ Alfredo Maria Garibaldi, Gianluca Pastena - Deloitte

• 17:15 - 17:35 ~ Vito Martina, Giulia Marcozzi - CNH Industrial

• 17:35 - 17:55 ~ Yoanna Genova - Unicredit

• 09:15 - 09:30 ~ Welcome 3rd Conference Day Open: Prof. Angelo Corallo (Università del Salento)

• 09:30 - 12:55 ~ SESSION 4: Critical Infrastructure

• 09:30 - 09:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof.ssa Barbara Scozzi - Politecnico di Bari

• 09:45 - 10:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Antonio Lioy Politecnico di Torino

• 10:25 - 10:45 ~ Luca Carlino - Seastema Gruppo Fincantieri

• 10:45 - 11:05 ~ Franco Stivali - Ferrovie delle Stato

• 11:05 - 11:35 ~ Coffe break

• 11:35 - 11:55 ~ Stefano Mellina - Famas System

• 11:55 - 12:15 ~ Giampiero Astuti - We Build

• 12:15 - 12:35 ~ Paolo Lanza - Acquedotto Pugliese

• 12.35 – 12.55 ~ Raffaele Della Corte - Critiware

• 13:00 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:30 - 17:15 ~ SESSION 5: Creative & Cultural Industry

• 14:30 - 14:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Giovanni Schiuma - LUM; Prof. Antonio Lerro - Università della Basilicata

• 14:45 - 15:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Janos Keresnyei - Cultural Innovation Competence Centre Association

• 15:25 - 15:45 ~ Anna Zo - Music Innovation Hub

• 15:45 - 16:15 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15 - 16:35 ~ Gaetano Contento - Never Before Italia

• 16:35 - 16:55 ~ Salvatore De Caro - SAP Italia

• 16:55 - 17:15 ~ Raffaele Di Fuccio - Serious game Factory srl

• 17:15 - 17:30 ~ Closing remarks

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IDE2022 Conference participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory. Please, fill in the form below. You have time until September 8, 2022.

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2. Cancellation will be accepted until 12 September 2022

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