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April 2, 2020 at 13:12 #11920
Good morning guys!
Like most of you, last Thursday, I found Mr. Lotito’s words super inspiring and encouraging. What struck me most about FacilityLive’s story was the fact that, if you do what you like with commitment, you can really reach the biggest goal of your life. And the fact that Ms Teroni and Mr. Lotito had the bravery to not move in the Silicon Valley and the determination to give back something to the places of their roots, is a role model. We live in a country where sometimes not everyone gets what he really deserves, partly because others are not happy for his success, partly because he gives up at the first hurdle. Mr. Lotito rightly stated that “happiness for success of others is the base of any ecosystem” and “you have to believe in yourselves, in your ideas, even if these seems unbelievable to you”. These words made me think a lot: too many times we do the exact opposite, staring at our lives which go on from the outside, without doing anything to improve our situation, because we don’t believe enough in our potentials, and we believe too much in the judgment of others. The same me, I didn’t believe I would be capable to share my opinions on very relevant issues with strangers in an English forum online, but here I am. Here we are! We got out of our comfort zone, and we proved ourselves. If we did it now, why we wouldn’t do it in future?
At the same way as prestigious foreign universities’ students, we are the generation who has grown up together with innovation and technologies, we have a big lead, and we can use it. But about all of this @marco-canciani, @gabriellalocati, and @giorgiaamatemaggio have already made very good points, I perfectly agree with them.
Now I’m looking forward to participate to the next seminar! Have a great weekend!
ElviraMarch 30, 2020 at 20:42 #11881
Answering to @ismaelepaoli question, I agree with @fabianadurso saying that the best way to create a Silicon Valley hub in Europe, is to take advantage of European Union. One of the seven pillars of Europe 2020 strategy, adopted by the Commission in 2010, was the European Digital agenda; one of its points was to growing Europe’s potential of Innovation and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in order to exploit the opportunities brought by the progress made in this field for the benefits of European citizens, businesses and scientific communities. In my opinion this goal can be reached if, as @gabriellalocati pointed out, EU countries start using competition between all the technological advanced centers as a strength, taking advantage by different study approaches, caused by the large number of cultures which characterizes EU reality. In this perspective Milan would acquire a huge role in innovation’s field all over the world. Not only, as @giorgiaamatemaggio and many of you said before, because it’s the greatest Italian city for economic relevance and it has an efficient system of Universities, as @lorenzolacchini pointed out, but also thanks to Italy’s strategic position in Europe, which has always allowed it to play a leading part in European dialogue.
I firmly believe in the incredible potential of European Union, it shouldn’t be wasted. And I also believe that, as someone said, “the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives” 😉
Have a nice evening!
ElviraMarch 25, 2020 at 12:15 #11827
Good morning Ms @robertarabellotti, good morning everyone!
It was a big pleasure listening to succesful women like Ms Bonomo and Ms Falautano. I was really impressed about the world of business angels, and thanks to yesterday’s conference, I’m searching for more information about it. In particular, I was impressed by numbers of italian women who have committed in innovative start-ups. I understood that Angels For Women is working to support women who want to enter in the business world. Listening about it is very supportive, not only for women like me, but for all of us: we have to recognize that struggles for women (and minorities in general) to have a fulfilling life in business, or in any succesful working field, is a common problem to all. And, in my opinion, our generation can no longer afford to these gender discriminations. For this reason, we have to be proud of societes like Angels For Women, that are leaving a mark in our country.
I’m looking forward to participate to the next seminar!
ElviraMarch 24, 2020 at 23:01 #11822
How are you? I I’m doing well with smart learning, and I agree with many of you: I much prefer attending lectures at university, but learning at home isn’t a good reason for being less focused. I also think that live sessions on google meets are well-functioning to listen and interact with others, especially for those disciplines whose lectures need to have interactions between professor and students, like languages courses. But obviously it will be great going back to University for real.
Smart working, as many of you said before, is a big resource which, also after this emergency period, could be involved more in working, to improve workers’ achievements. Maybe in few years it could take over of the one which we know, but most of us agree that is important to keep both of them, because human beings need to build real relationships with each other, we cannot give up on them, also in a digital era.
In my opinion, If innovation will enhance our everyday lifestyles, when this situation will be over, we must use it also in order to make our world a greener one. Like @giorgiaamateggio, I have noticed that, when many countries announced lockdowns, indices of emissions dropped, and I thought that it would have been a very small silver lining of this emergency. Then I read this and I changed my mind a little:
What do you think about it?
I wish you a good evening 🙂
ElviraMarch 18, 2020 at 14:54 #11763
It was very interesting reading all your experiences and point of views about technology. My suggestive experience with it is related to Arts: some years ago, while I was in Florence on a vacation, I went to a digital exhibition dedicated to Gustav Klimt, called Klimt experience. Firstly, we had to sit down in a big room, while Klimt’s works were screened on big tarps, which recovered the walls and the ceiling, offering us a 360-degree high definition view of the artist’s works. Then we had to wear a VR headset, which literally could get us into the works to admire all Klimt’s subjects and details. I remember I was completely astonished, because it was the first time ever I tried a VR headset, and above all I had the possibility to appreciate all the major works of one of my favourite artists in the same place, without having to visit lots of museums around the world.
In that moment I understood that technology has a very huge power, capable to improve our life in any area. In these difficult days we are living, I had another proof of this: since the covid-19 emergency has started, forcing us to change radically our routines, a sort of digital solidarity is spreading between us in every fields. The fact that we can follow our university’s lessons by computer at home is an enough evidence of this. Furthermore many big companies, such as streaming platforms or online journals, have made their contents available for free. Without technology none of this could have happened.
What do you think about it? Hope you’re all having a good time, despite this difficult situation.
ElviraMarch 11, 2020 at 17:53 #11657
My name is Elvira Di Mascio, I’m 21 years old, I’m from Chieti (Abruzzo), but I’m based in Pavia, where I’m attending the second year of bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and International Relations. Like most of you has said before, I think is fundamental understanding what are your personal skills and interests, to find your right way in studies, in order to get a job in future which would gratify yourself. During my high school period, I truly believed I wanted to study medicine…Luckily, in a year, I understood that Biology and Physics really wouldn’t satisfy my interests: I realized I’ve got unquenchable curiosity for current affairs, so I decided to start my Political sciences study course here in Pavia, and I loved it right away! I’m really proud of my choice because, in my opinion, this degree covers many areas of knowledge, from History to Economics, and it’s giving me capabilities to understand at the best issues of the world around us. Now I’m searching new experiences that would enhance my disciplinary background and develop my critical sense. In fact, last week, I also completed my application for Erasmus programme. In this sense, Silicon Valley study tour is a great opportunity and I don’t want to waste it. Besides, I’ve never been in America at all, it would be the first time for me: I really want to see those cities, their ways of seeing things, which, as the girl in conference has said yesterday, are very far away from our everyday life, and we can’t understand them without see them.
I’m looking forward to knowing all of you! I wish you a good afternoon!