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Named “one of the world’s most important futurists,” Vito Di Bari gives businesses a preview of vanguard technology that will transform their industries and customers’ lives. As the founder and Scientific Director of the International Research Laboratory LabNext (also known as Milan’s “MIT”) and a long-time professor of innovation, design, and media, Di Bari has been at the forefront of breakthroughs in nanotech, artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics, and media for the past two decades.
Currently based in Miami, Florida, Di Bari is the founder of Di Bari & Associates where he uses 3-D printing, AR, and sensors to create leading-edge installations and solutions for urban developers and city governments. His designs and projects marry technological innovation, chic urban living, beauty, and ecological solutions.
Globally regarded for his visionary forecasts and dynamic presentation style, Di Bari has spoken at TEDx conferences on 5 different continents – more than any other TED speaker. He is the author of 11 books on innovation and writes columns for WIRED, Harvard Business Review, the Italian publication Il Sole 24 Ore, and Panorama.
For over 20 years he was an esteemed professor of Design and Management of Innovation at the Polytechnic University of Milan as well as the University of Bocini, in Italy. Concurrently, he served as the Executive Director at UNESCO’s International Media Institute. In 2006, Di Bari was selected to be the Innovation Designer for Milan’s bid to host the 2015 World Expo. His brochure, The NeoFuturist Manifesto played a crucial part in the final decision to hold the Expo in Milan.
Di Bari is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. In recent years, he has presented at EXMA, CIHAC, electronica, the Fujitsu World Tour, Cisco Live, the BMW Drive 7 Tour, the Freescale Technology Forum, Schneider Electric LAM, Campus Party, Computex Taipei, UFI 50th Anniversary, SEAT, the Accenture Partners Convention, Nielsen Technomarketing, Deloitte World Summit, Golden Tulip 50th Anniversary, Hitachi Europe Meeting, Oracle, Nissan Preview, Tetrapak Seminar, and the Leroy Merlin Convention.
Vito resides in Miami, FL. He maintains a global reputation of excellence as the world’s premiere futurist, innovation strategist and inspirational keynote speaker. His charming and entertaining style leaves nothing to be desired.
Vito is the only keynote speaker who has given a TEDx Talk in five world continents. Vito is an esteemed former professor of Project Design and Management of Innovation at both the Polytechnic University and Bocconi University in Milan. He has also served as Executive Director for the IMI Institute of UNESCO in Paris; the candidate city of Milan has chosen Vito Di Bari to be the Innovation Designer of the World Fair Expo 2015.
Founder and CEO
In 2001, Vito Di Bari has secured his visions and legacy by founding Next Media Lab – a cutting edge international research laboratory, named “Milan’s think tank” by Wired Magazine, where he currently serves as CEO. After moving to Miami Beach, Di Bari has founded Di Bari & Associates – a design studio is changing the world a neighborhood at the time through his cutting edge artistic iconic urban installations, using recent discoveries in various fields such as AR, sensors and 3D printing.
A recognized author on innovative theories, Di Bari has published a multitude of works including the books: Social Killer, Short Circuit, Web 2.0, The Future is Already Here (but we don’t know it yet), 2015, Weekend in the Future, Strategies for the Next Economy, The Digital Economy Encyclopedia, Key Words for the Net Economy, and Multimedia Management. In addition to his books, Di Bari is a contributing writer for various 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 and the Italian broadcasting network Italia 1.
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 in Marketing, Communications and New Technologies at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore.
Boards and Committees
Executive Vice-President of SPN (Satellite Program Network) – America’s first satellite television network based in New York, 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 Rotary International (Evanston, IL). In Italy, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of ASCAI (the Association of Corporate Communications Executives), member of the Advisory Board of the Accenture Foundation, the Scientific Committee of Harvard Business Review and the Executive Board of the Industrial Districts Association.
Futurist, Vito Di Bari, examines how every era sees one or two giant innovations that force entire industries to reinvent their products and services. For example, Edison's development of electricity set off a revolution in home appliances: iceboxes were replaced by refrigerators, wood-burning stoves by electric stoves, and charcoal irons by electric ones.
Rather than following the law of supply and demand, these game-changing innovations play by a different rule: the more people that have "it", the more "its" value increases.
What major innovation will alter the way we live and work in the next 10 to 20 years? Seamless web, Di Bari states. He predicts that by 2020, nanoprocessors will be in the majority of everyday objects, making them capable of understanding us and following our instructions. "That chair would be intelligent," he points to an empty seat. "If I want it to move to the back row, I can tell it and it will do it."
Di Bari bolsters his example with incredible video footage of laboratory tests that showcase the abilities of already existing smart objects.
Vito Di Bari’s visually immersive presentations are less like a speech and more like a show. The renowned futurist packs his keynotes with video footage and demonstrations of up-and-coming technologies that get people talking and rethinking their business strategy. Di Bari works across a wide range of sectors but always customizes his program to meet your organization’s needs.
Fully immersed in your industry and company, Vito will deliver insight into trends that will determine the future of you and your customers.
Below is a list of common topics Vito addresses, and the subtopics he usually explores in each area.
Lead The Business Competition of the Future
Be ahead of your competitors, knowing how emerging technology will drastically change the way we live and work in the next 15 years.
A Journey Into the Future of Marketing
Connection Economy, Social Commerce, Next Gen, Mixed Reality, Digical, Geomarketing, 360° CRM
Welcome to the Connected World of the Future
IoT, embedding, nanochips, sensors, connection, cloud, adaptive tech
- By 2020, there will be 26 smart objects for every person on earth.
Networks, Transportation, Signage, Alternative Energy, Smart Buildings
The Future of Transportation
Connect Cars, Next Mobility, Smart Grid, Safety, Traffic Management, Cloud Based Monitoring
Welcome to the Future of Healthcare
Wearables, Telemedicine, mHealth, Future Hospitals, Big Data Management, Monitoring, Bio 3D Printing
Welcome to the Future of Shopping
Purchase Evolution, Future Stores, Cross Channel, Virtual Reality, Micro Location Marketing, Big Data Management
A Journey into the Future of Hospitality
Next-Gen Hotels, Immersive Experience, Booking to CRM, Technology Trends, Destination Hotels
“Vito Di Bari’s presentation at Ted Shanghai was amazing.”
Lucas Machin, Dean Hult International Business School
“Mr. Di Bari challenged our conventional thinking.”
Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO Miami Children Hospital
“Vito Di Bari is a visionary on Innovation, a great leader and a fantastic speaker.
He was a guest speaker with terrific impact.”Fabio Bennasso, CEO Accenture Italy
“Vito Di Bari engineers dreams. Feasible dreams, based on solid facts.”
Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize for Economics
“Di Bari is a visionary who has the ability to understand where innovation is going”
Emma Marcegaglia, President of Confindustria
“Di Bari’s scheme of digital innovation strikes me as remarkable”
Lawrence Klein, Nobel Prize for Economics
“I love his creative ideas, the metaphorical imagery, the visual boldness and the unique approach.”
W. Allen Morris, CEO AMC
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