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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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Should Companies Escape from Facebook or Escape from (Self-Proclaimed) Social Media Experts?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  November 19, 2012

A few days ago Italian web pundit and entrepreneur Marco Camisani Calzolari published "Escape from Facebook", which was widely announced on social media and presented, in its Italian version, at...

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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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Questionable Research Turns Into Drama, But Exposes a Real Issue

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 23, 2012

A while ago I wrote about a research by Italian entrepreneur and contract university professor Marco Camisano CalzlariĀ  claiming that a substantial percentage of Twitter followers for some large corporation...

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