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March 9th, 2016

A good day starts in the morning

Mariano Ambrosio, Senior Analyst P101

All over the world, Italy is appreciated for its historic cities, its welcoming culture and its delicious food. Recently, though, Italy’s fame has not come from art or history, rather – believe it or not! – from its vibrant start-up …

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March 2nd, 2016

Big retailers: stellar delay in digitization

Luca Catzola, Venture Partner P101

Italian large retailers have an enormous potential but are afraid of the digital revolution. They shun omnichannel strategy, missing sales for tens of billions of Euros. Other industries, such as tourism and electronics, have seized the digital challenge – so …

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February 24th, 2016

Startup: engage your employees and your company will grow

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner P101

To engage your employees in your project can become a critical task when you have little time and money, but it makes the difference between “simply” having a good idea and making it work. And we all know that making …

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February 17th, 2016

Start-up: Italy’s great opportunity

Andrea Di Camillo, Managing Partner at P101

$89 billion: that’s the value of innovation in the USA. That’s because 83% of the total value of US research & development ($108 billion) comes from companies born and bred thanks to venture capital investment. But that’s not all. The …

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February 10th, 2016

What the SwiftKey deal with Microsoft means for personal computing

Cristiano Troffei, Founder and CEO Quadro

Microsoft’s acquisition of AI company SwiftKey has surely been the most rumoured deal of the past week, not just due to its financial order of magnitude, but for what this step might mean for the tech giant. SwiftKey launched in …

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February 3rd, 2016

Fashion luxury: omnichannel retailing is no longer optional

Massimo Fubini, CEO and founder at ContactLab

Omnichannel and fashion luxury: 2016 promises to be a critical year. As millennials grow up, the fashion luxury target becomes more varied and unpredictable and customers begin to ask for higher service personalization and new engagement models. Without a strong …

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January 27th, 2016

The not-so-hidden charm of logistics

Antonio Perini, CEO and founder of Milkman

“Logistics is not sexy”: we hear this all the time. “You don’t sell evening gowns or futuristic gadgets, you do home deliveries,” goes the saying that we know by heart. Immediately, images of shabby vans and unshaved drivers dumping packages …

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January 20th, 2016

Artificial Intelligence – Will It Change the World Soon‎?

Giuseppe Donvito, Partner P101

“I’ll teach it to let friends in by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell,” said Mark Zuckerberg speaking of artificial intelligence in a recent Facebook post, referring to the idea of designing his own Artificial Intelligence by …

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January 13th, 2016

If you think we are miles away from multimodal travel solutions, think again!

Paul Pontecorvo, VP Marketing at Waynaut

The business of digital tourism is worth around 10 billion euros, or in other terms, 20% of the entire tourism industry. Transport, with its 72% turnover, has by now earned the role of main protagonist in this scene (data by …

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