Colloquium Keynote Speakers

Dovev Lavie

Full Professor of  Management @ Bocconi University, Milan
Former Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal 

Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (2004-2006); Professor of Strategic Management and Vice Dean for MBA Programs at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion (2006-2017); Visiting Professor at the London Business School (2013-2014), Bocconi University (2014-2017), University College London (2013), and BI Norway (2016-2018). Sloan Industry Studies Fellow (2007-2009); Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar Award (2012); Academy of Management William H. Newman Award for Best Paper based on a Dissertation (2007); Academy of Management BPS Distinguished Paper Award (2007); INFORMS Best Dissertation Award (2005). Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal (2013-2016); Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Strategic Management Journal on The Interplay of Competition and Cooperation (2014-2018); Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal (2017-2020); Editorial boards member at the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization. Executive Committee and the Research Committee of the Academy of Management STR Division; Program Chair of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group, Initiator and Co-Chair of the Special Conference in Tel-Aviv, and Conference Track Director for the Strategic Management Society; Founder and member of the Organizing Committee and Advisory Committee of the Israel Strategy Conference (ISC).

Lucia Chierchia

Managing Partner @GELLIFY 

Lucia started her professional experience in the Aerospace field and then moved to Home Appliances Business, in Whirpool Corporation and then in Electrolux Group. After having covered different managerial positions in technology organization, in 2011 Lucia accepted the challenge to implement the open innovation model in Electrolux Group: she defined and deployed the open innovation strategy of the company, creating new alliances with external partners, in industrial, academic and financial networks. In her TEDx Talk in 2015, she told the story about Electrolux Open Innovation team, born and grown like a startup inside the company. She then created and leaded Innovation Hub of Electrolux Group, having the mission to nurture company ecosystems with new technologies, business opportunities and collaborative models. The Innovation Hub – offices in Italy, China and US – was composed by four global units: Open Innovation, Technology Garage, Technology Liaisons, Innovation Academy. As recognition to her professional path, in 2013 she received the “Alumni Polimi Award” of Politecnico di Milano. In March 2017 she received  “Merit & Talent” award of FEDERMANAGER in “Digital Innovation” category.In Nov 2017 she received  “Young Manager” award of FEDERMANAGER. Thanks to Electrolux experience, she discovered to feel part of the ecosystem made by innovators, startups, entrepreneurs…and then she decided to build her entrepreneurial path. She is now Managing Partner @ GELLIFY, a platform for B2B innovation, to connect tradizionali companies and innovative startups. GELLIFY doesn’t incubates startups, they “gellify” them”. Gellify a sytartup means connect it to enterprises looking for innovations, working on 3 elements: funding, competence and access to markets. In GELLIFY, Lucia has the responsibility to build GELLIFY Open Innovation Platform and the Business Line “Industry 4.0”. Special Roles: Member of Advisory Board @ Politecnico di Milano; Member of Jury @ HORIZON SME-Instrument

Fabio Nappo
Cross-Category Project Leader @ Whirlpool Corporation

Fabio holds an MBA by MIP and a Master degree in Electronic Engineering by Polytechnic of Milan. In 1999, he started his career in OHB-CGS as avionic engineer, developing electronics for International Space Station scientific payloads. In 2007, he moved to WHIRLPOOL working as site leader of the electronic R&D center in Wroclaw (Poland) and as global head of the development of refrigeration electronics. In 2013, he worked as R&D director in GEWISS, leading both the electronic design team and the home & building automation BU. Since 2016, back in WHIRLPOOL, he is the IoT PMO leader, driving a cross-functional team to deliver Connected Appliances in EMEA.




Enrico Sola

Communication Manager @ McKinsey & Co.

Enrico Sola is a Communications Expert with spikes in training and communication. He works as Communications Manager of McKinsey & Company. He rejoined McKinsey part-time in January 2004 (4 days a week) after he had already been working as Communication Specialist for McKinsey from 1995 to December 1999. When he left McKinsey at the end of 1999, Enrico worked for 4 years as Communications Manager for eDreams, an on line travel company launched by ex McKinsey consultants from the Italian and Spanish offices. In those 4 years before rejoining McKinsey, he also pursued another passion –teaching –and he started delivering training programs in written and oral communication for international consulting firms and major corporations. Today, Enrico delivers workshops and coaching sessions for McKinsey consultants from various offices (Italy, France, Scandinavia, Israel and Russia) and McKinsey Clients.


Giovanni Tagliabue
Head of Business Innovation & Development @ Edison

Born in 1973, Giovanni Tagliabue obtained his MoS in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and started his career in Edison SpA as a junior analyst in a technical unit. Now operating as Head of Business Innovation & Development, he worked previously as Director of Scenarios & Competitive Analysis and in the Business Development team, involved in market and feasibility studies, strategic planning, business development, asset valuation and M&A processes. Giovanni has over 18 years’ experience in the power and gas industry. His interest within the industry are strategy, innovation and new technologies.