(About my portrait, my 1800s ancestor, Luigi Morosini, book seller in Milan. Because those who do not honour their roots, know no future) /// About me: Writer. Speaker. Scholar. Futurist. Strategic Designer. Critical Thinker. Pastoral Talent Mentor. /// PhD in Behavioural and Social Sciences from Tilburg University (2016), a degree in Humanities from UniTo in Turin (1994), and a diploma in Electronics from ISEAT in Turin (1986). /// My formative years in blue chips of the Italian creative industry, from ItalDesign Giugiaro (leading automotive design) to Euro RSCG Milano (leading EU agency network). /// My maturity came with a leadership role in the future-driven approach at Philips Design where I directed in 1999-2009 foresight programs and branding services. In 2010-2016 I have been the Research Principal, Urban Futures, for Signify, and a consultant for corporations, small medium enterprises, startups, and fine arts foundations. /// Since 1995, academic courses, seminars and events at institutes ranging from Vancouver Island University to the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano, and including Wharton Business School; the UNAM Post-graduate School of Architecture of Mexico City; and Art Center College of Design Pasadena (US). Keynote speaker in Asia, the Americas, Russia, the UK, and the European Union, with ESOMAR, TEDx, Design Management Institute, London Business School, and more. /// Since 1995, five books have been published under my name as author or co-author, with Palgrave, Gower/Ashgate, Taylor Francis and EMAP, and more than 20 scientific papers and more than 50 editorial contributions. This followed my tenure as Editor-in-chief with Giancarlo Politi Editore, the publisher of Flash Art International. /// Since 2003, advisor to the President of ISISUF - Istituto Internazionale di Studi sul Futurismo, the fine arts and design foundation programming FuturDome in Milan.