Gianpiero Lotito


Founder & CEO, FacilityLive



Gianpiero Lotito is Founder, with Mariuccia Teroni, and CEO of FacilityLive, the Italian high tech startup, which develops an innovative software platform that includes a next generation search engine with patents granted in 44 countries of the world. FacilityLive has raised over 32 Million Euro in private capital; its current company valuation is 225 Million Euro.

Gianpiero started his career path in the music industry, then he moved on to forge a path as a pioneering digital technologist in the world of publishing.

He was Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Publishing at the University of Milan and wrote books and articles on technology for major Italian editors like Bruno Mondadori, Sperling and Gruppo Espresso.

From 2014 to 2016 Gianpiero was Ambassador of e-Skills for Jobs: a project under the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs of the European Commission.

In 2015 he received the Gold Medal of the city of Pavia for his commitment and contribution to technology innovation.

In 2016 he was the Innovative Entrepreneur that the Italian Minister for Economical Development chose to represent Italy at the European Council for Competitiveness held in Amsterdam.

In 2017 he was nominated Ambassador of the second phase of Watify – Boosting Technological Transformation: a new project of the EU Commission for the modernisation of Europe’s industry.

He’s a technology expert, he has a clear vision of the future and he is often interviewed on TV, radio and in the press by prestigious global media like BBC World News (3 times on TV and 1 on radio), Süddeutsche Zeitung, Daily Telegraph, CNBC Global, Franceinfo, RAI, Politico, Huffington Post UK, Radio 24, Corriere della Sera, L’Espresso.

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