NGA Board Member Spotlight: Vito Di Bari

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“Vito Di Bari engineers dreams. Concrete dreams, based on solid facts.” –Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize for Economics

Financial Times calls him, “The New European Guro of Innovation and Design.”

Vito Di Bari is an acclaimed futurist and leading authority on innovation design. His cutting edge design solutions in areas including fashion design, interior design, and urban installations have been featured in several events including the 2015 Universal Expo in Milan.

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Vito Di Bari worked in the USA for many years and has been Executive Director at UNESCO’s IMI.  He founded Lab Next – a cutting edge international research laboratory, named “Milan’s think tank” by Wired Magazine, where he currently serves as Scientific Director. Di Bari has held numerous titles of professorship, including most recently, Professor of Design and Management of Innovation at the Polytechnic University and Professor of Innovation Design at the Bocconi University in Milan. An accredited author of eleven books and numerous published papers, Di Bari also adds his unique perspective in weekly columns for various newspapers and 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, Italia 1 (Italy) and other media engagements, including guest speaker on many talk shows.

Di Bari 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. Di Bari is the only keynote speaker who has given a TEDx Talk in five world continents.

In 2001, Vito Di Bari 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.

We’re all slowly starting to realize that the ‘Connected World of the Future’  we used to see in SciFi movies is quickly becoming the reality. Di Bari shows how IoT, embedding, nano chips, sensors, connection, cloud, adaptive tech, and M2M are all the next-generation-connecting technology changing the world as we know.

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