DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE ITALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR: Diego Piacentini AND Raffaele Lillo GIVE LIVE LECTURE STREAMING AT SANT’ANNA SCHOOL on MONDAY MAY 14

The lecture on the “Digital Transformation in the Italian Public Sector” by Diego Piacentini, Commissario Straordinario per l'attuazione dell'Agenda Digitale (Italy’s 3-year digital transformation plan), and Raffele Lillo, Chief Data Officer for Agenda Digitale, will be held at Sant’Anna School on Monday, May 14. The live lecture streaming is available on YouTube at 11.00 am. The meeting has been organized by EMbeDS (Economics and Management in the era of Data Science), a Centre of Excellence funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, bringing together students and researchers to discuss collaborative approaches and analyze the social and economic issues created by the growth of big data.

In August 2016, Diego Piacentini, Senior Vice-president, took two-year leave from Amazon’s International Consumer Business. He came back to Italy and accepted to work pro bono for the National Digital Technology Office. Much of his activity was dedicated to the 3-year digital transformation plan for the public sector, developing Italy’s international standing in data science. His team composed of high-skilled data scientists examined how digital transformation as the integration of digital technology into organizations and institutions deliver value to society and customers.