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We finally brought NOVA back to Europe!

Each year, the NOVA conference brings together Italian business leaders with the international MBA community and Italian professionals.
This year's theme, "DigItal(y): how digital enablers can boost growth" takes a closer look at how the digital revolution is shaping Italy's future.

Venture Capital investors, Corporate innovators and Start-ups will discuss the challenges and opportunities in different panels, interviews and keynotes, an incredible opportunity to debate, learn and network.

Early bird tickets on sale NOW!

£70 (£40 for students) including conference, lunch and coffee breaks

£110 (£70 for students) including conference, lunch, coffee breaks and networking dinner




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ChairCompagnia San Paolo
Chief Natuzzi Division OfficerNatuzzi SpA
Senior Partner, FII Tech Growth FundFondo Italiano d'Investimento
Senior PrincipalOnex
Head of SalesEnel X
Founder and Managing PartnerP101
PartnerInnogest Capital
Co-Founder and CEOMoneyfarm
Industry Head Finance, ItalyGoogle
Co-Founder and CEOMoloFinance
Founder and CEOCredimi
Founder and CEOPigzbe
Co-Founder and CEOOval Money
Head of the Economic SectionItalian Embassy in London
Professor of EconomicsLondon Business School
US ContributorCorriere della Sera, Grazia


Registration and Breakfast
10:30  to  11:00
11:00  to  11:15
Keynote: Digital Transformation in Government
11:15  to  12:00
Francesco Profumo. Chair. Compagnia San Paolo.
Panel: Digital Transformation in Corporate
12:00  to  12:45

Digital Transformation is a priority across many sectors. The panel wants to explore how companies can create value embracing the digital revolution in Italy. Given lack of funding and general cultural resistance to change and risk taking, Italy ranks 30th in the 2018 Global Innovation Index, after Cyprus and Slovenia.

Dimitrios Tzivelis. Senior Principal. Onex.
Nazzario Pozzi. Chief Natuzzi Division Officer. Natuzzi SpA.
Jacopo Allegrini. Industry Head Finance, Italy. Google.
Luca Fresi. Head of Sales. Enel X.
12:45  to  14:00
Panel: Italian Fintech Excellence
14:00  to  14:45

The Italian Fintech market reached the top European countries in funding with Fintech venture investments that boosted in 2018 skyrocketing to c. €200m. The panel wants to explore the Italian Fintech best practice and understand why the same success is not replicated in other industries.

Giovanni Daprà. Co-Founder and CEO. Moneyfarm.
Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula. Founder and CEO. Credimi.
Benedetta Lucini. Co-Founder and CEO. Oval Money.
Panel: Venture Capital and Growth Capital
14:45  to  15:30

The panel wants to explore how the investment community can support and foster the digital revolution in Italy. Innovative start-ups with high growth potential struggle to raise capital because the venture capital market in Italy is still underdeveloped. Corporates do not invest in a venture capital strategy limiting the domestic exit market.

Andrea Di Camillo. Founder and Managing Partner. P101.
Stefano Molino. Partner. Innogest Capital.
Mauro Pretolani. Senior Partner, FII Tech Growth Fund. Fondo Italiano d'Investimento.
Coffee Break
15:30  to  16:00
Panel: Italian vs International Entrepreneurship
16:00  to  16:45

Italy ranks 51 out of 190 economies in ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The panel wants to explore the key differences of doing business in Italy compared to other countries. Speakers will share their experience in dealing with talents, scale up their business and finding strategic partners.

Francesca Carlesi. Co-Founder and CEO. MoloFinance.
Alessandro Petazzi. CEO. Musement.
Filippo Yacob. Founder and CEO. Pigzbe.
Keynote: Open Innovation and the Role of Institutions
16:45  to  17:00
Massimo Carnelos. Head of the Economic Section. Italian Embassy in London.
Drinks and Nibbles
17:00  to  18:00
Exclusive Networking Dinner
20:00  to  23:00


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London Business School

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Starts: 11:00 AM

Ends: 05:00 PM

Sammy Ofer Centre Westminster Council House, Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5PT
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