- Digital Entrepreneurship
- Intellectual Property
- Business Models
- Cultural Heritage & Creative Industries
- New Media
Carlo Donzella has almost 30 years of experience in Digital Technologies, R&D and Innovation Management. He is the Digital Media Strategist and CEO of MediaKIS Ltd in Valletta, Malta, as well as Advisor on Digital Technologies & Creative Industries at FILAS in Rome, Italy.
As an advisor to the Lazio Region in Rome, Carlo has recently been involved in the Futouring.it project, which has created six world-class digital media experiences for six world-heritage sites within the Lazio region. Crucially the project has focused on six sites, which are ‘not on the tourist map’ and which aim to increase tourism to regions outside of metropolitan Rome.
Beyond his role as an Advisor to the Lazio Region and the Maltese government, Carlo has taught the “Brave New Media World” course at the Master in Development, Innovation and Change (MiDIC) of the University of Bologna (Italy) and at the PopAkademie of the University of Mannheim (Germany).
A reviewer for dozens of international projects, he has covered various executive and consulting roles with many public agencies and private enterprises. From 1993 – 1996 he was a Project Officer responsible for selection and execution of R&D projects on behalf of the European Commission. Prior to this from 1984 to 1992 he was involved in the design and implementation of various Business Information Systems, in both public and private environments.
Carlo is a sought-after speaker, moderator, coach and content organizer, in international conferences on ICT & Media. During the last couple of years he has been a keynote speaker at: Digital Taipei (Taiwan); Mobile Gaming Summit (Malta); KR8TV! Asia (Malaysia); Heidelberg Innovation Forum (Germany); Future Film Festival and ExpoPixel, Bologna (Italy); XML Basel (Switzerland); Futur en Seine, Paris (France).
His favourite subjects are: digital entrepreneurship, intellectual property, business models, cultural heritage & creative industries, and new media. He’s a very active micro-blogger on Twitter with the nick @nerissimo.
Carlo studied Philosophy, Theory of Language and Computer Science at the University of Bologna.