The sessions will be live – by connecting to the platform, speakers and delegates will be able to participate wherever they are.
The hybrid format offers interesting new opportunities for sponsors. The virtual platform ensures simple and effective networking powered by B2B matchmaking.
Once again, this year a space will be dedicated to the research project consortia, providing the ideal environment to publicize their results.
Prominent personalities from the political and business world have already confirmed their participation in this event: Francesco Rucco, Mayor of Vicenza; Senator Gianni Pietro Girotto, President of the Italian Permanent Commission on Commerce, Industry, and Tourism; Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs; Guido Crosetto, president of AIAD (the Federation of Italian Companies for Aerospace, Defense and Security); Vittorio Colao, Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation in Italy; Franco Bernabè, business executive and academic; Umberto Rapetto, ICT security expert, lecturer and journalist; Andrea Pontremoli, CEO and Partner of Dallara Automobili; Sergio Terzi, lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Milan e co-Director of Laboratorio Industry 4.0; Stefano Odorizzi, President of EnginSoft e Technical Scientific Director of the International CAE Conference and Exhibition.
Paolo Bellutta, a member of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, the space program that took several rovers to explore Mars, will talk about his experiences as a remote navigator on the Red Planet in an engaging inspirational presentation that mixes his vast technical expertise with an appetite for adventure.
Having been at the controls of Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity, he is the man who has travelled the greatest number of kilometers at the controls of a rover, which he describes as a prosthetic extension of his abilities that allows him access to another world. Exploring another planet and seeing new places each day evokes the exploits of the great navigators of past centuries who ventured into the unknown with curiosity and trepidation.
The new frontiers of space and of other planets need contemporary pioneers... Paolo Bellutta is among them.
Universally known as the “City of Palladio”, Vicenza one of the most ancient cities in Veneto – strategically located in an area within a host of possibilities when it comes to culture, natural beauty, productive resources and wine and food culture, as well as small towns just waiting to be discovered.
This ‘picture perfect’ city is a real jewel to those visitors walk through the old town centre: they will discover a wealth of art which has inspired famous writers such as Goethe, Camus, Fogazzaro, and Goffredo Parise. The piazza dei signori is an obligatory stop with its Basilica Palladiana and Loggia del Capitaniato; while the Teatro Olimpico, the Rotonda and the Basilica di Monte Berico should also not be missed.
Vicenza has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.