Episode 15: Ecosystem Zoom in Series: The Italian Case

In this episode, BBE doubles-down on the Italian ecosystem one that has lagged behind the European “big shots” for a while but has been picking up quite some speed and is developing its very own breed of Fintech.

Demetrio Migliorati from Mediolanum Bank explained to us how their blockchain project with R3’s Corda is an example of ecosystem cooperation and how it can drive it forward. Demetrio’s attention is also on the importance of improving the capacity of Italy to attract investments, a topic we deeply care about. so does Alberto Garuccio, one of the catalysts and leaders of the Reale Lab 1828 in Turin, a true innovation hub, initiative of the Reale Mutua Group, that is tackling the complex field (minefield one could say!) of insurance in Italy. Alberto’s aim is to keep making waves in the sector and is looking to leverage the trends emerging in the ‘18-’28 decade to improve lives at 360°.

Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTSGroup.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of "The FinTech Revolution" and "Talents & Rebels" and is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter:https://twitter.com/matteorizzi Website: https://matteorizzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteorizziofficial Linkedln:https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/ Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/matteo/