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Prysmian Group’s HQ hosts the WeChangeIT Forum

Prysmian Group’s HQ hosts the WeChangeIT Forum

Categories: Corporate

On 15 May 2019, the fourth edition of Data Manager magazine’s yearly event will take place at Prysmian Group’s HQ.

Milan, Italy   -   15 May 2019

  • The headline of this year’s Forum is “IT and Business”, the constant debate about their role’s vital importance.

  • Are we witnessing a change in direction?

  • Over the past few years, some people have pronounced the CIO dead. But our answer is “Long live the CIO”, and that’s not all.

  • It is an opportunity to dialogue with a view to understanding the value of two different worlds, whose borders are increasingly blurred and which must converge and influence one another.

  • Technology pervades businesses at every level of their processes. It is a prerequisite for businesses, and vice versa.

  • Digital transformation? Yes! But this cannot happen without transforming job roles.


The Speakers will share their first-hand experience with a large audience of selected individuals. Together with them, we will have the opportunity to discuss the goal of convergence between these two worlds, as well as the need to help create a now increasingly essential, mutual influence between the two.


Under the patronage of AICA, AIDP and ANDAF, Data Manager would like to give a boost to this message. These are three associations that are particularly sensitive and proactive towards these issues. The IT Departments (obviously), HR Departments and the Administrative and Finance Departments of businesses are all directly involved in these processes of transformation.

The WeChangeIT Forum is addressed to the C-Level executives of the organisations operating within the main sectors of the Italian economy, including the Public Administration sector.

Panel 1: The focus will be on data, infrastructure, technology and services

IT is a powerful differentiating factor between competing businesses. Technology is the catalyst of business transformation. No industry is immune from the effects of digital transformation: its impact is visible everywhere, from supply chain to customer experience. Today, every company needs smart data management, top-end security, connectivity, scalability and visibility on systems. Innovating means removing all those factors that stand in the way of efficiency, flexibility and productivity. Data culture is now part of Marketing, Finance, HR, R&D and Operations Departments. Meanwhile, IT culture is now leaving the IT Departments, as they have become more and more transformative.


Maurizio Bonomi – IT Technology Director – A.C. Milan
Giovanni Gerardi 
– Head of Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics – Cattolica Assicurazioni
Gabriele Obino
– Italy Country Manager - Denodo
Gianluca Nardone – Human Resources & Organization Director – Fater
Giuseppe Argirò – Products and Business & Corporate Networks Manager – Innovation Department - Intesa San Paolo
Francesca Puggioni
– Head of Southern Europe Cluster – Orange Business Services
Stefano Brandinali – Group CIO and Chief Digital Officer – Prysmian Group
Antongiulio Donà
– Vice President Sales Italy – Talend
Cristiano Simonetto – Group IT Director & E-commerce Manager – Tecnica Group

Panel 2: the focus will be on new roles, functions, environments, skills and organisation

The role of the CIO at the crossroads between next-generation IT and data science will become increasingly more strategic.
The convergence between IT and OT dictates new architectures and delivery models. IT becomes a service provider, a business partner and a digital leader. CIOs will turn from experts in IT products and services to innovation and new talent development managers. They will not just be managing part of the business: they will be ready to take over a leading role within companies. In the coming years, the main challenge for businesses will be their ability to adapt the processes, the operational models and the management of resources, whilst keeping control of the organisation to prevent the risk of their competitive potential levelling off.


Gianluca Giovannetti – Chief Innovation and Business Services Officer – Amadori
Giancarlo Veltroni
– President - ANDAF Lombardy Region
Pierpaolo Crovetti 
– CIO – Brembo
Vittorio Bitteleri
– Country Manager – Commvault
Pietro Amorusi – CIO – D'Amico Shipping
Gianluca Cavalletti
 Global CIO/CISO – Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato – Chairman of the Group Change Advisory Board – CEO Hi Tech Company
Francesco Tomasoni
– Commercial Support Director – Octo Telematics
Federico Proto
– CEO – Retelit

For more information and to book a free ticket to the Forum:


Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion (Financial Statements at 31.12.2017), about 30,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.



Data Manager

Data Manager is the leading industry magazine for ICT information in Italy, published since 1976.

Since inception, it has always presented itself solely as the working instrument and the updating channel for the professionals of the rising IT industry.

Among its strengths, there are the detailed descriptions of state-of-the-art industry developments, the ability to predict new developments and to spot technology trends, and the exclusive and original analysis of IT application amongst the most advanced organisations, both in Italy and abroad.

Data Manager constitutes therefore an essential point of reference for the Italian IT industry.