Luiss Debates are created to foster interaction between scholars and the business community, national and international institutions, and different social actors. Thus, by producing relevant and insightful knowledge that positively impacts the world, they promote social sciences as actionable disciplines that can translate theories into social and economic progress.
Over the past months, Luiss Debates have been held on topics such as sustainability and innovation, leadership, artificial intelligence, algorithms and their ethical implications .
In this Debate Giuseppe F. Italiano and Andrea Silvestrini will discuss about professional trajectories in digital companies.
Andrea Silvestrini got his laurea in Business Administration from Luiss University in 1991. He joined Microsoft in 1992 and worked in Microsoft for more than 25 years in different parts of the world: Milan, Paris, Seattle and Beijing. He is currently the Head of Operations of Spotify, the media-services provider founded in 2006 in Sweden. Spotify is well known for its audio streaming platform that provides music and podcasts.
Giuseppe F. Italiano is Professor of Computer science at Luiss University. His background, which includes also a five-year experience in industrial research, puts him in a unique position to carry out work that combines basic research with strong focus on applications. In 2016 Giuseppe was nominated EATCS Fellow for his “fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs and massive data sets, and for his role in establishing the field of algorithm engineering”.