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Vito Di Bari

Futurist and Innovation Designer

The leading authority on innovation design, Vito Di Bari, is an acclaimed futurist who is changing the world through his cutting edge design solutions in areas including fashion design, interior design, and urban installations. The 2015 Universal EXPO, which will be held in Milan, has chosen Vito Di Bari to be its Innovation Designer, showcasing his insight and designs to create a city of the future. Mixing Italian strengths of creativity and design, with strong scientific analysis, he participates in worldwide events as a keynote speaker to explain to corporations, and individuals, how to change their behaviors in order to succeed in the future business world.

Professional Background

Vito Di Bari worked in the USA for many years and has been Executive Director at UNESCO's IMI.  He founded Lab Next – a cutting edge international research laboratory, named "Milan's think tank" by Wired Magazine, where he currently serves as Scientific Director. Di Bari has held numerous titles of professorship, including most recently, Professor of Design and Management of Innovation at the Polytechnic University and Professor of Innovation Design at the Bocconi University in Milan. An accredited author of eleven books and numerous published papers, Di Bari also adds his unique perspective in weekly columns for various newspapers and magazines, including WIRED, Harvard Business Review, Panorama (Italy) and Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy). He has also appeared as a host for television’s Discovery Channel, Italia 1 (Italy) and other media engagements, including guest speaker on many talk shows.

Topics of Speech

Exploring the future of technology applied to everyday life, Vito shows you how our lives will change and why. Connecting recent discoveries in media, nanotech and robotics, he explains how corporations and individuals will change their behaviors and attitudes. He analyzes, for his audiences, the intersections between the future success of trends and the adoption of innovations and their impact on our lifestyles.

Cities of the Future, Big Data, Future Trends, Innovation, Design, Future of Healthcare

Presentation Style

With a wit and provoking style, Vito hits directly to the hearts of each person. Effective, direct and out-of-the-box, his presentations are impressive and refreshingly frank.

Languages

English, Italian, French and Spanish.

University Faculty Background

Di Bari has held numerous titles of professorship, including: Professor of Design and Management of Innovation at the Faculty of System Engineering of the Polytechnic University and Professor of Innovation Design at the Bocconi University in Milan; Professor of New Media Theories and Techniques at the Communication Science and Technology Faculty of the IULM University in Milan; Professor of Multimedia Innovation Management at the Computer Science Faculty of the Polytechnic University in Milan; Professor of Design and Management of Multimedia Systems at the Design Faculty of the Polytechnic University in Milan; Scientific Director of the Master’s of Science in Marketing, Communications and New Technologies at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore. 

Board and Committee Background

Di Bari currently chairs the Scientific Committee of ASCAI (the Italian Association of Corporate Communications Executives) and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Accenture Foundation, the Scientific Committee of Harvard Business Review (Italy) and the Executive Board of the Industrial Italian Districts Association. He has contributed his expertise in multiple areas of media, holding the positions of Executive Vice-President of SPN (Satellite Program Network) – America’s first satellite television network based in New York, Executive Director of UNESCO‘s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) IMI (International Multimedia Institute) based in Paris, Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Institute for Opera and Poetry of UNESCO, Member of the Fiction Financing Committee Euro-Aim MEDIA with the Council of Europe (Bruxelles), Chairman of the Arts & Communication International Fellowship of the Rotary International (Evanston, Il) and CEO of DB Usa Inc. (Beverly Hills, Ca).