Opening conference The Future of Everything

FRIDAY 14 TH OCTOBER h. 11.00 AM – Pavillion n.10 – Fiera di Roma 

We lost the future.
We don’t know anymore where is ended the better world we were waiting for. But now, more than ever, the future depends on us, on our ability to innovate in all sectors. By doing things in a different way through the best digital technologies and Internet. The Opening Conference of the fourth edition of Maker Faire Rome, curated by Massimo Banzi and Riccardo Luna, is focused on a basic topic: the Future of Everything.



  • Pietro Piccinetti, Chief Executive Officer Fiera di Roma SrL

Greetings from

  • Kelly Degnan,  Chargé d’affaires United States Embassy to Italian Repubblic and the Republic of San Marino
  • Lorenzo Tagliavanti, President at Chamber of Commerce of Rome
  • Nicola Zingaretti, Governor of Lazio Region
  • Giuseppe Recchi, Executive President at Telecom Italia


  • The future of things by Neil Gershenfeld
  • The future of maker technology by James D. Jackson
  • The future of interaction by Simona Maschi
  • The future of science by Luigi La Spada
  • The future of innovation by Bruce Sterling
  • The future of food by Tim West
  • The future of music by Bruno Zamborlin


  • Massimo Banzi, cofounder Arduino
  • Maurizio Costabeber, founder and General Manager DWS
  • Dario Pagani, Executive Vice President & CIO at Eni
  • Carlotta Ventura, Chief Communication Officer at Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Closing Remarks

  • Giuliano Poletti,  Minister of Labour and Social Policy

Presented by: Riccardo Luna, curator of Maker Faire Rome