Tech Talk 1


Title: Artificial Intelligence at Eni: from the Reservoir to the Gas Station

When: Tuesday, September 17th, h 10:00-10:30

Company: Eni

Speaker: Diletta Milana

Bio: Graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Alta Scuola Politecnica, Diletta Milana spent the last two years of her academic path in Munich, at Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Centre for Innovation and Business Creation (UnternehmerTUM). At TUM, Diletta was first teaching assistant to the Chair of Applied Software Engineering, focusing on agile methodologies for software engineering, and then researcher for the Chair of Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality, focusing on Deep Learning applications for Neuroimaging aimed at predicting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Before joining Eni, Diletta spent a research period at Fermilab’s Accelerator Division in Chicago. Today, she is Data Scientist for the Digital Strategy, Innovation & Demand Management team at Eni, where she is in charge of Open Innovation initiatives in the field of Artificial Intelligence.


The talk will start with a general overview of Artificial Intelligence, clarifying the main ideas and concepts, as well as opportunities and cutting-edge applications worldwide. Then, we will discuss the numerous applications of AI at Eni (from Geoscience to Retail). Finally, we will talk about the role, daily efforts and competences of Data Scientists and other professionals active in the AI world.



Title: H3: the three “h” of future of competences in Eni

When: Tuesday, September 17th, h 10:00-10:30

Company: Eni

Speaker: Roberta Bianchi

Bio: Born in Milan in 1984 and passionate about numbers and technology, Roberta Bianchi graduated with honors in Statistical and Economic Sciences at University of Milan-Bicocca.

After a MPHil in Statistics at Bocconi University, she began working as analyst, dealing first with Data Mining in Autogrill and then with Risk Management in Sorgenia. In 2013 she joined Eni Information and Communication Technology Department, where she worked as Business Analyst and Project Manager in the areas of Operational Risk Management and Financial Risk Control. From 2014 to 2015, she contributed in the design of the Gas Station of the Future in a project between Eni and the MIT Design Lab in Boston (USA). Since 2016, she is Office of the CIO



Data Scientists, Data/IoT Architects or Scrum Masters: these are only some of the “new” jobs in which Eni is interested, to face more and more effectively the challenges of the future. The talk will start from Eni context, to deep dive into Roberta’s personal experience, showing that there are no limits to aspirations. The focus will be about how to never stop learning, in particular in a company like Eni, with a great history behind and positioned as a technological excellence in the world.



Tech Talk 2


Title: Proxima – IoT & Microservices in a programmable smart city

When: Tuesday, September 17th, h 13:30-14:00

Company: Oracle

Speaker: Gabriele Provinciali

Bio: Gabriele Provinciali is the Innovation Team Leader in Oracle Italia, working as a technology advisor on enterprise customers in a number of areas such as Microservices Architectures, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing platforms and Software Development. With a solid experience matured in telco providers (Ericsson, Marconi) and in IT firms (Sun Microsystems, SilverStream, EMC, IONA Technologies, BEA Systems, CA Technologies), he’s been engaged in Italy and UK with the design and implementation of complex software architectures, mission critical environments and real time software design.


The Proxima City project is a cloud-connected and intelligent city model, based on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Oracle Cloud resources and LEGO bricks to provide an integrated experience to citizens, administrations and industries. Proxima includes a number of Edge Services components coded in different languages and environments (C, Java, JavaScript, Python) such as Smart Trash, Smart Lighting, Energy Monitoring, Smart Parking, Smart Safety. The Edge Services are connected, via IoT and a serverless architecture, to Cloud Services (Chatbot, Dashboards, Stream Analytics) allowing data-at-rest and data-in-motion analysis and value-added services provided to citizens. The Proxima City model can be used as an SDK to generate events from the physical world and process events both in the Edge environment and the Cloud environment, allowing to design and test a new generation of user-centric services.



Tech Talk 3


Title: TBD

When: Wednesday, September 18th, h 10:00-10:30

Company: EY

Speaker: Beatriz Sanz Saiz

Bio: Beatriz Sanz Saiz is EY Global Data Analytics Leader for Business Consulting. She is a forward-thinking executive with proven experience in strategy and deep knowledge in artificial intelligence and analytics. Beatriz has been a partner in EY for more than a decade. She leads a team of more than 9,000 professionals and is driving the strategy to infuse analytics and AI into every sector and solution.During her career, she has also held senior positions with leading companies where she was responsible for establishing analytics and innovation as core competencies.Beatriz combines her business acumen services with her quants and innovative skills to define and support the growth agenda of large multinationals.She is regular speaker at international industry conferences and has been featured in Forbes and the Financial Times.Most important, Beatriz is mother of 3 three kids, two ethiopian and one chinese and she is really passionate about cinema.


Beatriz will walk us through her personal story and how she moved from growing up in a small town in Spain, to become the Global Leader for Data and Applied Intelligence at EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.She will describe how she founded the first Innovation Center in the Firm and how it ended up becoming the first of a large ecosystem of Innovation Centers: Wavespace. A place designed to generate possibilities, find answers faster and align people for decision-making to grow, transform or disrupt.EY is made of 270.000 unicorn makers and bot builders. Change agents and cyber gurus. Performance improvers and problem solvers. Data scientists and growth hackers. Risk managers and confidence builders.Moreover, EY is a company with diversity and inclusion at its core, leading a large number of inspirational initiatives around woman in tech, committed to generate a positive impact on society and build a better working world.