About me

Present projects

– innovation editor at Il Sole 24 Ore and Nòva24 (which he founded in 2005 and lead until June 2011; and which he is leading again since July 2013), editor at La Vita Nòva, award winning tablet magazine
– innovation journalism visiting professor at Padua University; member of the Scientific Committee at master in sciences communications at Sissa Trieste; member of the Scientific Committee at master in Big data analytics, Luiss University, Rome
– Contributor to Edge.org Annual Question, since 2012
– co-founder of the association ItaliaStartup
– Member of the Big Data Committee at Istituto Nazionale di Statistica
– Member of the Board at Fondazione Golinelli
– Member of the Board of Trustees at Nexa
– Member of the Scientific Committee at Fondazione Think!; Member of the Scientific Committee at State of the net
– Member of the Control body for Netcomm’s Code for selfregulation
– Member of the Digital Agenda Scientific Commission in Emilia Romagna; member of the Startup commission in Lazio and Lombardia; in 2013-14
– Member of the Commission for rights and duties on the internet, Chamber of Deputies at the Italian Parliament 2014; Luca has been advisor to the Prime Minister for the Digital Agenda in 2013-14; in 2012 Luca has been working with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development in a task forceaimed at improving the innovative-startup ecosystem
– has been chairman Ahref Foundation, research center about quality of information in social media, since the startu in 2010 until April 2014
– Luca has been invited to speak at the Oecd in 2004 and 2010, at StsForum, Kyoto, in 2009 and 2010, at the International Journalism Festival (keynote speech) in 2010, at TEDxComo in 2011, at the Mit-MediaLab in 2011, at Atomium Culture in 2012, at Falling Walls in 2013; at Università della Svizzera Italiana in 2014; speaker at Aspen in Italy; visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris, Master of Public Affairs (2007-2012)
– TEDx organizer: TEDxRoncade 2014
– Luca has been awarded Premio Web Italia 2012, Premio Città Impresa Fabbricatore di idee 2012, Premio Cultura di Rete 2007, Premio Sele d’Oro 1994
– La Vita Nòva has been awarded a number of prizes: Moebius 2011, The Lovie Awards 2011, M20, Spd, iTunes Rewind 2011.

Books and scientific articles

Media civici. Informazione di mutuo soccorso, Vita Feltrinelli 2013.
Scienza delle conseguenze, 40K 2012
– Cambiare pagina, Per sopravvivere ai media della solitudine, Rizzoli 2011.
– Economia della felicità. Dalla blogosfera al valore del dono e oltre, Feltrinelli 2007.
– Il potere della scienza sull’informazione. Il potere dell’informazione sulla scienza, con Luciano Butti, in “Nanotecnologie, ambiente e percezione del rischio”, Quaderni della Rivista Giuridica dell’Ambiente, Giuffré 2005.
– Inventori d’Italia, con Andrea Granelli, Guerini e Associati, 2004;
– Agree on numbers while discuss on words. Or is it just the opposite?, paper for:OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Palermo 10 -13 November 2004
– Obiettivitá?, in “Problemi dell’informazione”, n. 4, anno 2003, Il Mulino, Bologna;
– Giornalisti online. Manuale di giornalismo nell’epoca di Internet, Yema 2003;
– ‘Edeologia': critica del fondamentalismo digitale, Laterza 2003.
– Il tempo del giornalista all’epoca di Internet, in “Problemi dell’informazione”, n. 3, anno 2002, Il Mulino, Bologna;
– Libertà, velocità, comunità: dell’identità giornalistica nell’orizzonte digitale, in “Problemi dell’informazione”, n. 2, anno 2002, Il Mulino, Bologna;
– In nome del popolo mondiale, Fazi Editore, 2001;
– Bidone.com, with Giorgio Meletti, Fazi Editore, 2001;
– Il Mago d’ebiz, Fazi Editore, 2000;
– Investire con Internet, with Francesco Carlà, Class Editore, 1999;
– L’imprenditore sociale, with Angelo Caloia, Piemme, 1995;
– La seconda Rivoluzione napoletana. Sud e federalismo, with Vincenzo Moretti, Guida Editore, 1994, premio Sele d’Oro 1994;
– Capitani di Sventura, with Marco Borsa, Mondadori 1993;
– Amore di Stato. Venezia Settecento, Sellerio, 1992;
– Carnet de voyage, with Dada Rosso, Edizioni Olivares, 1991;
– a number of scientific publications in Economic History, 1981/85.


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Former experiences

– Scientific Director at Digital Accademia, center for the development of digital culture (2011 – March 2013)
– new media and journalism visiting professor at Università di Padova (2000 – 2003);
– founder of Walue.it, editorial consultancy for digital media projects, since 2000, and partner in Walueurope, consultancy dedicated to European projects, since 2001;
– chairman and ceo of SkillPass Spa., education projects provider, 2001/2004;
– cofounder and chairman of Il Mago d’Ebiz, content provider focused on the net economy, 2000-2002;
– consultant to Sviluppo Italia, Imprenditorialit Giovanile, an Italian development agency, for interactive communication strategies and research covering the information society, 1996-2001;
– projects for a number of Web sites: Panorama Online, Reporters Online, Citt delle opportunit, Austro & Aquilone, il Cappuccino, Fantanews, Happening, Sviluppo Italia, 1995/99;
– editor of Austro & Aquilone, quarterly revue dedicated to the new media, since 1996; cofounder and chairman of Reporters Online, a company specialized in the production of journalistic content for the new media, since 1996;
– researcher and writer for Oecd’s newsletter Development & Employment, 1991/98;
– consultant to Mediocredito Lombardo, research department, 1985/97;
– staff reporter for: Panorama, 1993/97; Espansione, 1991/93; Fortune Italia, 1989/91; Mondo Economico, 1988; ItaliaOggi, 1987;
– chief economist for the financial daily ItaliaOggi, 1986;
– researcher at Universit Bocconi, Economic History, 1982/85;
– articles for Mondo Economico, reseach department, 1982/85;
– contributor to the tv network TeleVerona Centrale, 1981/82.

Altre informazioni

Born in Verona, September 1, 1956;
Graduated at Universit Bocconi, Milan, Economic and Social Sciences, full marks (magna cum laude);
Languages: English, French, and of course Italian;
Mail to: luca.debiase@gmail.com

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