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Five Dos and Five Dont's for the New Italian Digital Leader

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 11, 2014

On July 10th the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced that new Director general of the Italian Digital Agency would be Alessandra Poggiani. This announcement came after over 150 people...

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A Sad Event Shows the Bright Side of the Web

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 15, 2013

Two nights ago one of the most esteemed Italian Internet experts and pioneers, Marco Zamperini, passed away. With a long career as a CTO and Chief Innovation Officer in technology...

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Are CIOs in Denial?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 9, 2013

Yesterday I attended a Gartner event held in Milan, where the Italian analyst team addressed over 300 executive-level clients on how the so-called nexus of forces, i.e. the confluence of...

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Smart Cities Need Senior People, Not Just Geeks

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 22, 2013

When people talk about smart cities, there seems to be an implicit assumption that those who get the concept and are able to lead the change must be demographically young....

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Italian Elections Prove that Bricks and Mortars Are Alive and Kicking

by Andrea Dimaio  |  March 1, 2013

Many commentators have been discussing about the outcome of the last Italian elections, held a few das ago, which resulted in a tie between the two major coalitions (center-left Democratic...

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Italy’s Digital Strategy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 5, 2012

On October 4th, after great anticipation and endless debates, the Italian Digital Agenda has been approved (see presentation in Italian here). It is part of a Decree about Growth tackling...

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When Government IT Mandates Can Be Counterproductive

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 27, 2012

Last Monday I had an inquiry with a small software vendor about a recently approved amendments to the Italian Digital Government Code according to which governments should favor open source...

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Do Internet Gurus Need Only A Virtual Education?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 30, 2012

Over the last few weeks, in my financially beleaguered country, Internet and Web 2.0 experts have been debating about a controversial research on the real nature of Twitter followers. As...

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When Government Does Not Understand Simple On-Line Needs

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 6, 2012

This morning I was driving near one of the major processing sites of the garbage collection company in Milan, and a truck came out of the site, without giving any...

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Digital Government Strategies Should Focus on What to Do and Not How to Do It

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 18, 2012

I do live in Italy and I do work for a US company, spending most of my professional time with US colleagues and clients. They are very different countries, with...

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