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  • Maddalena Baraggia
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    #11808

    Hi everybody!

    I’m Maddalena Baraggia, I’m 24 years old and I also attended the Silicon Valley Study Tour last year.

    I can’t wait to hear from you and your ideas and I hope I can help you, especially in Economics and Finance matters.

    See you soon!

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3315

    Hi everyone,

    I did all the possible to move an appointment on Monday to another day and so I can confirm my presence at Cobianchi, let me know to whom ask or the exact room for the meeting!

    See you soon

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3249

    Hy everyone!

    I’m happy to see such a lot of attendance in the Forum in the last days!

    From yours interventions some interesting ideas overcome:

    I found very clever Marco’s project about getting cellulose from vegetable waste, this can be a really nice idea to implement on wide scale. It’s also important that innovative projects like this let us to get linked to our beautiful environment saving our lakes and mountains.

    I know the Solgaard products that Lorenzo mentioned, another wonderful project which I hope will gain more success in the following years. I also know other similar products like a bracelet made by 4Ocean, a small objects but with a great signifance!

    Obviously, Celeste’s vision is the best in order to reduce pollution, but nowadays I think it’s very far to be implemented all over the world. We see some examples of advanced cities but we also have evidences that the biggest countries producers of pollution aren’t going in a direction of susteinability. Yesterday I was reading on Bloomberg that China still consumes 3,6 million of tons of coal each year and the second country is India, if we take into account also oil, the amount of traditional energy (not clean) is very huge considering the number of citizens of these 2 countries.

    Last, I want to add another comment to the electic cars’ topic.

    I was reading on Focus edition of January 2019 an interesting article where there was said 2 important things: first, that the electic cars idea, at the beginning just a dream for Musk, now is spread among a lot of traditional car industries like Nissan and Audi, this is also given by the fact that no patent was established on this idea. I studied the importance of patents in start up in the course of Corporate Finance and this lead to a quite fast develop of this idea, even if we are far from see electric cars as the preferred choice when buying a car for the problems we saw together in the previous answers.

    The second concept is that the batteries’s cost has been reduced of 80% in the last 10 years, so we are very confident that we can reduce it even more in the next years!

    So the end of the story is that the effort of every individual on the heart is required to save our planet!

    Bye everyone guys, it was a pleasure to discuss with you!

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3223

    For what regards the other topics presented by Marco:

     

    I really like the idea of drinking in a glass made by apples, as said in the video it seems also to have a good taste! So in my opinion they can be introduced also in the production of bags as Federico said. It’s very important to develop more of this non polluting molecules. Also, I think it’s useful to give a stronger civic education and more severe sentences for people who leave garbage in the environment.

     

    For the tunnel of Elon Musk, I think it’s a very futuristic idea. Yes, it can reduce the traffic once implemented but we have to consider that it’s very expensive and in my opinion it will be very difficult to replicate it in other European cities.

     

    More in general, the pollution argument is very serious and year by year the situation is more dramatic!

    I think that a lot of very innovative and clever ideas yet exists as we saw for example in the previous videos presented, but the strong problem is that this ideas are prevented by the famous “strong powers” of the big corporation.

    Science and engineering are very advanced but without support, innovation remains limited! We are seeing for example the decisions of Trump of the return to coal: not a step forward but 100 steps behind…

    In my opinion the most severe topics in the pollution argument are the energy production and transports.

    For the energy production argument, a lot of rules must be set by governments to guarantee a wide use of clean energy, where the solar one is the easiest to implement and it will be very interesting to develop more technologies which used the energy produced by waves, hardly reducing the coal’s and methane’s combustion. But it’s important that this rules should be set by all countries and not as now where the biggest countries producers of pollution don’t follow the common directives in this topic (Kyoto Protocol). According to the actual world scenario, very divided and with political ideas extremely different, I think that this common vision is far away to be implemented.

    For the transports topic, I think that electric cars are a very good solution, maybe some economic incentives can bring to a wider use of them and also cities should prepare to a major use of electric cars providing charging columns in a lot of points and I found very good the idea of the start-up Oil&Sun to provide a net of charging station which use clean energies to place in each common service station, have a look on http://www.fotovoltaicosulweb.it/guida/stazioni-di-servizio-per-auto-elettriche.html.

    Let me know what do you think about this interesting topics

    Bye,

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3222

    Hi everybody!

    I hope you were happy during this holidays and I make best wishes for a joyful 2019.

    First of all I was very affected by the topic presented by Paolo, the amazing project of Michele.

    This is the comment I posted on the European Commission Website, in the hope that Michele can win this competition and have some help to apply its great project:

    “Hello,

    My name is Maddalena and I’m an Italian MSc student in Management and Finance.

    I want to compliment with Michele and the other guys involved in this project which is very ambitious but can bring a lot of benefits for the whole economics and citizens.

    As shown in the example of Daniel, we can see that he can easily interact with the super Artificial Intelligence to understand how can set up his entrepreneurial idea in the best way for himself and also for the other citizens, in fact the combination between sAI and serious gaming let Daniel know, by making a lot of searches in the citizen’s dataset, which one is the most strategic place to set its activity, the aim prefixed can be different, for example he set the one to reduce unemployment, but others can be set!

    Also, Daniel by interacting virtually with other citizens can achieve points and the people with the highest number of points can be nominated as citizen representative: this means that everyone can enter in the policy if very determined and motivated.

    This mechanism is very nice in my opinion because can bring world to the real “democracy”.

    The artificial intelligence collect all the proposals of citizens and governments will watch at them in the future laws, this will be guaranteed by the fact that in the government there will be honest citizens with high grades given by other citizens.

    The idea is positive in my opinion, but we must be careful because not always people with a huge number of “followers” are the best to keep government decisions, so the setting of the points must be very well defined.

     

    This idea remember me an article that I had recently read on Focus (November 2018 edition): in China a similar idea already exist from 2014 in an experimental phase where, by using the most advanced digital technologies and AI the government is defining a detailed profile of all citizens: the best receives honors and discounts, the worst are very limited in their freedom, for example they can’t buy a house where they want and also they can’t move by fast trains or planes. In China this situation is not very positive, it can improve by reducing the control only on some important aspects and don’t reduce freedom in such a way.”

     

    See you later,

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3143

    Hi guys!

    I totally agree with Marco about privacy argument, we are quite “accustomed” to being always under observation and we almost don’t take care about. People of previous generations, instead, are very suspicious about being watched and also about giving personal data on the web. I think we should discriminate data, some should remain very private and guarded (for example healthcare data), but others are very useful to spread because firms who collect our data for marketing reasons also can propose us advantages and discounts based on our preferences and so can be a good deal for both parts.

    Then, Marco’s question about economic prosperity is very important and also difficult to answer. Studying macroeconomics, I understand that labor market is the basis on which other markets lean, in fact with a non performing labor market with a lot of unemployment also the goods markets will become poorer, this will generate a lose of value in the currency and so a general crisis of all the country. For this reasons is really important when cutting job positions to always being careful in a possible replacement of workers, because as Marco said the temporal shift between creation and distruction of jobs can be really dangerous. We can imagine new assignments for workers previous employed in traditional deliveries, for example they can learn drones technology and help giving more efficiency to this service, for example in a monitoring activity of drones’ paths.

    See you soon for the next topic

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3112

    Hi guys!

    I’m very happy of your comments because I’m learning more about drones!

    I saw Alex’s video and I was very touched… Since I’m a lifeguard and I attended courses about safety, I know very well how is important a fast assistance in case of accidents, for example a heart attack as shown in the video. If more countries will adopt drones in the health department, all citizens will have benefits because of quick deliveries of drones of medicines or instruments of first aid, which will not suffer from traffic but can arrive in direct line through air reducing the time in an impressive way, as we saw in the video.

    So I’m more and more convinced about the power of drones, used in different fileds.

    Some of you mentioned the problem of lithium battieries’ disposal, of course some measure should be taken for this and by studying with more attention this phenomenon, surely the life of them will be improved and they will reach a new level of efficiency.

    For the regulation, I’m aware of some of ENAC rules which Alex reported and I’m also aware of the fact that a lot of people doesn’t take them too much in account, this is because there isn’t an efficient autority which strictly monitors how drones’ owners used them. Some new laws should be written and of course this will not be easy in Italy, because of our bureaucracy.

    See you soon

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3102

    Hi everybody guys!

    Well, the argument of drones fascinates me a lot! They are now very popular  in several fields and I love for example the photos and videos they can do in places difficult to reach and with amazing results.

    We are discovering that they can be useful for more and more things since they are now very small and light and sophisticated, for example they can map geological disasters like landslides for example before rescuers choose a way to solve the critical issue and helping in selecting the best solution with the less risk.

    We can see that drones are already used for derivery in some countries and my opinion is very favorable! They are very smart and with they dimensions can reach every destination and a very important aspect is their cost: very very low if compared as mentioned at a van or an helicopter or a train, well obviously they can be used just for small deliveries but with a close to zero cost and most of all pollution, which is one of the biggest problem of humanity nowadays!

    The unemployment of drivers should be taken into account but we have also to consider that the work of delivers is really dangerous and in the last years a lot of accidents happened because drivers have bounded margins of time for the deliveries and some of them make use of illegal substances to continue to drive for hours and hours.

    Also the problem of having a lot of drones that go around with videocameras can reduce our privacy buy, by the other side of the coin, we will also be more guaranteed about safety: if we will be in trouble, we will know that maybe a drone can see us and register what has happened, helping to find the people in charge.

    About the regulation, according to Federico, I think that a lot of work has to be done and it will be a challeging objective to do that in a short time horizon, but it’s not impossible and as I was saying before I think that drones can be a really positive and powerfull resource to reduce pollution and delivery costs, giving also the possibility for people to buy more and maybe this can bring to a push in the economy.

    See you soon guys

    Maddalena

     

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #3045

    Hi everyone,

    fist of all I want to thank Marco for this interesting topic.

    The problem of fake news is very wide and complex and has a lot of implications (from public security to the business who is hidden behind them).

    Unfortunately, we are far from the solution and the problem has involved almost all the countries, as is reported in some studies of Oxford University which also demonstrate that the contagion effect (and so the growth rate from one year to the following) of the amount of fake news is dramatically high.

    Of course the situation must be taken into account by government in my opinion, but surely we have to say that platforms have a part of responsibility in the spreading of this phenomenon because, to make great profits, they need that the highest number of posts is shared and in the headquarters of FB, IG, LinkedIn, etc there isn’t time to control each post before publishing it without a huge number of controllers (this is also given by the fact that these sites based all on the instantaneously of operations). So, giving the possibility to everyone to say everything the problem of fake news exponentially had arisen.

    Starting from the concept that “a post values as a post” we have to consider that a true post and a fake one have the same visibility.

    Seeing the huge amount of web sites and posts which contains false information, it seems impossible to control each of them, both with the help of software and with a human’s expertise because it will be too expensive and time consuming in all the cases, so I partially disagree with the idea of Michele.

    And we have also to consider that Artificial Intelligence with the use of a detector and a mathematical algorithm to discover fake news can embed large errors and so the probability to delete true information can be very high, in my opinion.

    I have thought instead to a different solution, which obviously is a second-best one, but I think that is easier and less costly than the previous mentioned. Maybe governments can create few sites very well controlled and protected from hackers’ attacks where they collect all the important news (especially the ones that regards politics and military issues). In this way, citizens can always verify in this sites if a new is true or false, without affording the great expense of having a professional data provider like Bloomberg.

    What do you think about my idea?

    I wish you a good weekend

    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #2923

    Hi everybody!!

    My name is Maddalena Baraggia, I’m 23 years old and I live in Gravellona Toce.

    After my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2017, I decided to follow my passion and my interest for the financial system and now I’m attending the second year of the Master of Science in Management and Finance, this course has experienced a very deep transformation in 2017, in fact a lot of subjects are taught in English, giving me the possibility to improve a lot in this language and one of the major innovation is the introduction of the Elective courses where managers will explain us how is the real work and linking the arguments we have learnt in theory to real firms and situations, for example in the following months I will attend some of these courses like Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Strategy, Business Process Reengineering and many others.

    During the University’s years there is an experience that had a great positive impact on myself and I wish to share it with you.
    In June 2018 I won a scholarship and I went to the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey to take a course on Bloomberg and I passed the “Bloomberg Market Concepts” Certification with the positive valuation of 98%.
    During this trip I also went in guided tours to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NASDAQ and even in the Stevens’ Incubator of ideas where I met some guys who where working in big projects.

    I’m very curious about the world around me and this experience in the USA left me the desire to go there again and I think that there is nothing better than this tour in the Silicon Valley, where I can see the heart of the innovation and technology which are very important nowadays.
    Moreover, I have studied a lot about what is a seed, a start up, a Business Angel and I think that for me it will be a great opportunity to see all the life stages of real successfull firms in this great incubator of technology.

    See you soon to discuss about the topics!

    Bye,
    Maddalena

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #2099

    Hi everybody!

    This would be the 29° edition of Silicon Valley Study Tour, an amazing experience that allows student like us to get in the heart of innovation of all the world, a great trip to know how to have such enthusiasm and have a possibility to work there, or if this isn’t possible, to take home some success’ secrets from smart enterpreneurs.

    I would really love to partecipate and get to Stanford and the biggest enterprises in the world and even to meet the other University’s Italian guys selected and learn new important things with them. And I really hope to open my eyes to innovation.

    Finally, I want to greet and thank all of you.

    Thanks to my professor Roberto Candiotto, that organised the conferences for Economics Department.

    Thanks to Paolo Marenco, who has the first idea of realize Silicon Valley Study Tour.

    Thanks to La Storia nel Futuro, that create this social network, very interesting to discuss of our conferences.

    Thanks to Fabrizio Esposito, who organised the last two conferences in Fondazione Novara Sviluppo.

    Thanks to United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Martino Brunetti, Clemente Carfora, Massimiliano Brigonzi, Giorgio Barbaglia, Manuel Cherchi; they were the speakers of our conferences, always interesting till the last second!

    And thanks to my classmates, I met new people very nice and smart. I really hope to get in Silicon Valley with you!

    Best regards,
    Maddalena Baraggia

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #2084

    Hi everybody!

    Yesterday it was another great chance to get involved in Silicon Valley, in fact we had a videoconference directly from LinkedIn offices.

    Manuel Cherchi fascinated us with his enthusiasm and told us a tipical day in Silicon Valley.

    He told us a way of working completely different from Italian style: in fact here we stay at work just for 8 hours a day, instead in Silicon Valley great part of workers wakes up at 5 am and goes to the gym together, then have breakfast together and finally they goes to the offices.

    In great enterprise there’s everything: from the gym to biliard, so you can do everything with your colleagues, in this way you can meet new people everyday and create friendship or productive links for working in different fields.

    I also like Manuel when says that he reads a book a week, I also love reading, even English books, and I totally agree with him when says that he’s curious and wants to learn something new everyday.

    I really appreciate his vision.

    And you guys? What do you think upon him?

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #2027

    Hi everybody!!!
    I partecipate too at yesterday meeting with the founder of Sorgenti, and I really appreciate the fact that a Law student, like a lot of guys, has reinvented himself in an entrepreneurial view and has created a new connection in our territory: Novara and VCO.
    Both of the speakers were very involving in the discussion and I keep so much attention on they’re words to learn as much as I can from they’re experiences, especially from the founder of Sorgenti.

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #2012

    Hi everybody,
    I read all of your articles!
    Some arguments are very interesting, especially Blockchain, most of all for a Finance student like me.
    In fact I think that nowadays is fundamental for every enterprise to get more involved in Internet, and with Blockchain they can improve a new equilibrium giving more informations to consumers (more transparency) and avoiding corruption.
    All of this can improve better conditions for everyone!

    Maddalena Baraggia
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    @maddalena
    #1861

    I am a student in Master Degree “Management and Finance – curriculum Finance” at the Eastern Piedmont University.

    I graduated in Business Economics in the same University in 18<sup>th</sup> July 2017 with the final vote of 101/110.

    I think to be very determined and I always achieve my personal objectives.

    I perform tasks with precision and attention and I like to work​ in team.

    Furthermore, I am quite versatile because in the last years I had some experiences in different fields like chemical R&D Department and University research and also in sports and tourist activities.

    I am good in English and I like to read some books in this language. In 2012 I took the Preliminary English Test and in 2014 at the University I reached B2 level in English and I hope to improve in the future.

    I really hope to be selected for partecipating to Silicon Valley Study Tour 2018, I think this is a great possibility to visit the heart of innovation and new fantastic ideas to improve life conditions on whole Earth.

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