Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco

IEEE lead for the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and Сhairman of the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative

Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications a long time ago. His background is in math and computer science. Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node and then was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital up to September 2018. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-InfoDev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. 

He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Digital Reality fostering Digital Transformation Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at the University of Trento and he is a COMSOC Distinguished Lecturer. 

He has published over 200 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog,  http://sites.ieee.org/futuredirections/category/blog/, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas.