Vito Di Bari

The leading authority on innovation design, Vito Di Bari, is an acclaimed futurist who is changing the world through his cutting edge design solutions in areas including fashion design, interior design, and urban installations. The 2015 Universal EXPO, which will be held in Milan, has chosen Vito Di Bari to be its Innovation Designer, showcasing his insight and designs to create a city of the future. Mixing Italian strengths of creativity and design, with strong scientific analysis, he participates in worldwide events as a keynote speaker to explain to corporations, and individuals, how to change their behaviors in order to succeed in the future business world.

Professional Background: Vito Di Bari worked in the USA for many years and has been Executive Director at UNESCO’s IMI.  He founded Lab Next – a cutting edge international research laboratory, named “Milan’s think tank” by Wired Magazine, where he currently serves as Scientific Director. Di Bari has held numerous titles of professorship, including most recently, Professor of Design and Management of Innovation at the Polytechnic University and Professor of Innovation Design at the Bocconi University in Milan. An accredited author of eleven books and numerous published papers, Di Bari also adds his unique perspective in weekly columns for various newspapers and magazines, including WIRED, Harvard Business Review, Panorama (Italy) and Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy). He has also appeared as a host for television’s Discovery Channel, Italia 1 (Italy) and other media engagements, including guest speaker on many talk shows.

Presentation Style: With a wit and provoking style, Vito hits directly to the hearts of each person. Effective, direct and out-of-the-box, his presentations are impressive and refreshingly frank.


  • Megatrends and Microtrends: New Opportunities for Corporations and Everyday Life
  • Management and Marketing in a Changing World
  • Forecasting 2015-2020
  • The White Rabbit Syndrome
  • After Web 2.0: the Longer Tail, the Longest Tail
  • Using Technology to Improve the Fashion Industry


  1. Industrializzazione e gestione della produzione multimediale (1998) – “Engineering and Management of Multimedia (1998)” – CUSL-Cooperativa Universitaria Studio E Lavoro (University Cooperative Study and Work)
  2. Tecnologie di comunicazione per L’impresa (1999) – Communication Technologies for the Enterprise (1999)
  3. Management Multimediale (2000) – Multimedia Management (2000)
  4. Le parole della Net Economy (2001) – Key Words for the Net Economy (2001)
  5. Il Dizionario dell’Economia digitale (2002) – The Digital Economy Encyclopedia (2002)
  6. Strategie per la NeXt economy (2003) – Strategies for the NeXt Economy (2003)
  7. 2015, Weekend Nel Futuro (2005) – 2015, Weekend in the future (2005)
  8. Il futuro che gia ce (2006) – The Future is Already Here (2006)
  9. Web 2.0 (2007)
  10. Corto Circuito (2009) – Short Circuit (2009)
  11. Social Killer (2010)
Mike Walsh

Leading Futurist

Brett King

Bank 2.0

Graeme Codrington

Expert on Generational Interactions and the Future of Work