Riccardo Luna

I’m fifty years old and I have spent ten wonderful years at “la Repubblica” (the daily newspaper I currently write for). I had the good fortune, both before and after, of launching and editing three newspapers: “Campus”, “Il Romanista” and “Wired”. I have done a lot of what might appear to be unconnected things: I was the first to write about the Italian football scandal known as Calciopoli, I nominated the Internet for the Nobel Peace Prize and I am President of Wikitalia, an association that involves itself transparency and political involvement via the Web. I am working on several Web projects: a blog on “Il Post”; I’m leading “CheFuturo! the almanac of innovation”; I’m in charge of  StartupItalia.it! I organised and ran the following international conferences: Happy Birthday Web;  World Wide Rome The Maker Edition ; iSchool and the Next The Innovation Game a web program webcasted on the most important Italian  newspaper both on Line and of line.

I wrote  “Cambiamo Tutto” ( Le’t’s Change everything” ) a book in which I gathered all the stories of innovators I have encountered during my wondering among the world of innovation.

I am also co-curator of the European Maker Faire which 3rd edition is scheduled in Rome Oct 16 – 18  2015.

I was also appointed Italian Digital Champion back in September 2014

Twitter: @riccardoluna

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