Riverstone and Interpret the Future team up again with OpenKnowledge at the Social Business forum 2016

Now in its ninth year, the Social Business Forum, Europe’s premier speaker and networking event dedicated to social business, will take place in Milan on the 6-7 July 2016. Organised by OpenKnowledge, the management consulting company focused on social and digital transformation, and held once again at the Marriott Hotel in the capital city of fashion and design, SBF16 will bring together features a unique offer of visionary keynote speeches, success stories and discussion panels organized in a Free and Premium Conference. The Free Conference includes the keynote speeches in the mornings of July 6th and 7th delivered by outstanding and internationally-known experts.

The theme of this year’s Social Business Forum is the Platfirm Age: Plug your Business – Play your Future. The focus of many of the keynote presentations will be on how platform-companies, such as Airbnb, Facebook and LinkedIn, have revolutionised traditional business models and developed continuously-evolving structures where value is co-created with users / customers.

All the keynotes will be simultaneously translated by Interpret the Future, the Social Business Forum’s longstanding specialist interpreting partners. This year, the team includes ItF founder members Loredana Nano and Alice Bertinotti. Daniela Negru will also be in the booths helping the team to provide a highly professional conference interpreting service. The project is managed by Robert Dennis, director of Riverstone Language & Communications.

Delegates at the Free Conference are invited to join the Open Lunch: lunch boxes will be offered during the lunch break. The Premium Conference includes all of the contents of the Free Conference plus several case studies and success stories on leveraging the platform logic for business (presented in the afternoons of the same two days by leading company representatives). This is a practical way to highlight how innovative projects and disruptive initiatives have become indispensable and have created value through new collaborative business models, practices and technologies.

Delegates attending the Premium Conference will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Premium Networking Lunch: a unique chance to mix and discuss with international keynote speakers where you can network and develop your key business contacts. Premium Conference participants will be granted access to the Premium Networking Lunches on both days of the Forum (6 & 7 July). Attendees will be able to exchange ideas, create connections, and ask the Conference speakers any questions of their interest.
It’s an easy way to see a potential business network at a glance, and foster future collaborations.

As always, the Forum will address the cutting-edge topics and themes of Social Business, including:

Agile Marketing Technologies
On-Demand Networked Markets
Collaborative Behavior Design
Building A DevOps Organization
Data Intelligence & Monetisation
Workforce Augmented Learning
Hacking The Content Formula
Crowd Innovation Management
Digital Talents: Mindsets & Skills
The Internet Of Enchanted Things

The main attraction of the Social Business Forum 2016 is, of course, its incredibly strong line-up of expert, inspirational speakers. This year, attendees will be able to hear the following professionals share their insights, experience and enthusiasm about Social Business:

BARBARA COMINELLI, Director of Commercial Operations & Digital Vodafone
FABIO TROIANI Co-Founder and CEO Bip (Diamond sponsor)
SANGEET PAUL CHOUDARY Platform Thinking Labs, MIT Summit Chair Author – Platform Revolution
SCOTT BRINKER MarTech Conference Chair Author – Hacking Marketing
INHI CHO SUH General Manager, Collaboration Solutions at IBM
LUCIANO CARBONE Chief Corporate Officer SEA
MASSIMO BARBONI On Trade Sales Director Heineken Italia S.p.A
ISABELLA FALAUTANO Director Communication, Corporate Responsibility & Public Affairs AXA Italy
GIANGADDO PRATI Group CFO CIO at Barilla Group
ALESSANDRA POGGIANI General Director at Venis
OLIVIER MENZEL Managing Director at Think Rare Sàrl
LUCA MASCARO Founder & Head of Design
EUGENIO SIDOLI President & Managing Director at Philip Morris Italia
RENE VAN DER LAAN Director Global Practice Customer Intelligence
MARCELLO ALBERGONI Head of Italy at LinkedIn
GIOVANNI CIARLARIELLO Executive Vice President at Sky Italia
ENRICA SIGHINOLFI Chief People Officer at Opportunity Network
BARBARA POGGIALI EVP Marketing at Poste Italiane
THOMAS BECKER Managing Director and Head of Product Vision – Document Future
LEONARDO VARELLA Co-Founder of WeListen (InnovationCast)
ANDREA CASATI Senior Data Scientist at Bip
FEDERICO CAPECI Chief Digital Officer & CEO Italy at TNS
STEFANO GARANCINI Information Systems and Applications at Comune di Milano
BRIAN WALKER Chief Strategy Officer at hybris software / SAP CEC
MICHELE CASUCCI Founder & CEO Certilogo Singularity University Ambassador
MARCO GIORDANI Chief Executive Officer of Reti Televisive Italiane S.p.A
ACHILLE ONORATO chairman & ceo of Moby S.p.A
DAVIDE ZANOLINI Executive Vice President WW Marketing & Communication at Piaggio Group and CMO at Piaggio Fast Forward
PATRIZIO REGIS Head of Internal and On-Line Communication UniCredit
CARLO PURASSANTA Country General Manager Microsoft Italy
DEMETRIO MIGLIORATI Digital Workplace & Innovation Mediolanum
ROSARIO SICA Chairman and Co-Founder OpenKnowledge
SAMEER PATEL SVP, Product Management and Go-to-Market, SAP Cloud / Successfactors EMANUELE SCOTTI Co-Founder & CEO OpenKnowledge
COSIMO ACCOTO Partner & VP Innovation OpenKnowledge, MIT Visiting Scientist
MARCO GRESPIGNA Head of Zentiva Generics Sanofi
ENRICO SASSOON Editor in Chief Harvard Business Review
LAURENCE LOCK LEE Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at SWOOP Analytics, Co-Founder & Partner at Optimice
IVAN ORTENZI CEO Ars et Inventio
FABRIZIO CARDINALI CEO Skillaware – sedApta Group
(These speakers are currently confirmed but check the SBF site for updates)

As ever, one of the main highlights of the Forum will be the Round Table discussion, chaired by Enrico Sassoon, Editor in Chief of the Harvard Business Review Italia. The title of this year’s round table, reflecting the overall theme of the two-day event will be Giants, unicorns and zombies in a platform world. (Please note that this part of the Forum is only open to Premium Conference delegates.)
Demand has been stronger than ever, but there are still some Forum places left, so if you haven’t already done so, hurry and register for the event!

Click here to read more about the Social Business Forum 2016. http://www.socialbusinessforum.com/