Sunday, 1st July 2018

19.00: Welcome Event and Networking Aperitif @ Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart 14, Milano

Conference Pre-Registration


Monday, 2nd July 2018

8.00 – 8.45: Registration: Aula Magna Carassa e Dadda, Building BL 28, Politecnico di Milano

8.45 – 11.15: Plenary Session moderated by Luca de Biase, Innovation editor at IlSole24Ore and Nòva24.

Academic Keynote speeches:

Melissa Schilling, Professor of Management & Organizations at New York University, USA

The Multifaceted Roles of Collaboration in Innovation

Frank PillerProfessor of Technology and Innovation Management at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Innovation in the Age of Smart Products & Services: How the Industrial Internet of Things and Digitalization are changing our innovation system

Executive Roundtable on “Innovation, Sustainability and the Future of Work”:

Arrigo Berni, Chairman @ Moleskine

Carlo Capè, Co-Founder and CEO @ BIP, President Confindustria Assoconsult

Manlio Ciralli, Chief Brand & Innovation Officer Italy, Eastern Europe, EMEA, India @ The Adecco Group

Massimo Della Porta, Group CEO @ SAES Group

Neil Sholay, Vice President Innovation EMEA and J-APAC @ Oracle

11.15 – 11.45: Coffee Break

11.45 – 13.15: Parallel Sessions

13.15 – 14.15: Networking Lunch

14.15 – 15.45: Parallel Sessions

15-45 – 16.15: Coffee Break

16.15 – 18.15: Parallel Sessions

18.30: Social Event: Visit to Triennale Art and Exhibition Center, viale Alemagna 6, Milano

20.30: Enjoy the Italian happy hour at Old Fashion Cafè, viale Alemagna 6, Milano


Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

8.30 – 11.30: Plenary Session moderated by Maurizio Melis,  Broadcast Presenter of “Smart City” Radio 24

Presentation of RADMA:

Jeremy Klein, Chairman of the Board of Trustees – RADMA
Letizia Mortara, Head of the R&D Management Conference Office – RADMA
Ellen Enkel, Editor – R&D Management Journal

Executive keynote Speeches on “Digital Trasformation & Innovation”:

Christopher Bishop, Technical Fellow and Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Carlo Purassanta, Area Vice President @ Microsoft

Academic Keynote speeches:

Annabelle GawerProfessor of Digital Economy at Surrey Business School, UK

Digital platforms and ecosystems: Innovation, competition, and power in the digital economy

Gianvito Lanzolla, Professor of Strategy, Cass Business School, City University of London

Capturing value from innovations in digital environments

Executive Keynote Speeches on “Innovation in the Era of Exponential Technologies”: 

Giovanni Brianza, ‎Executive Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development and Innovation – ‎Edison SpA

Matteo Codazzi, CEO @ CESI

Clive Higgins, Chief Operating Officer @ Exaptive Inc.

11.30 – 12.00: Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.30: Parallel Sessions

13.30- 14.30: Networking Lunch

14.30 – 16.00: Parallel Sessions

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.30: Parallel Sessions

20.00: Gala Dinner @ Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”, Via Olona 6, Milano


Wednesday, 4th July 2018

9.00 – 10.30: Parallel Sessions

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30: Meet the Editors Session and Best PhD Awards

Ellen Enkel – R&D Management Journal
Helen Perks
– Journal of Product Innovation Management
Anthony Di Benedetto – Industrial Marketing Management
Grazia Santangelo – Industry and Innovation
Jonathan D. Linton – Technovation
Maria Savona – Research Policy

12.30 – 13.30: Networking Lunch

13.30 – 15.00: Parallel Sessions

15-00 – 15.30: Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30: Parallel Sessions

16.30-17.00: Final greetings and introduction to the R&D Management Conference 2019