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Confindustria Servizi Innovativi e Tecnologici
Italian technology Platform Future of Internet /Italian I4MD DIHs Coordination
General Counselor for Europe, Research and Industry Digitization

Mr. Luigi Perissich is Counselor for Europe, Research and Industrial digitization, of Confindustria Innovative and Technological Services (CSIT), Rome (Italy) one of the sector federations of Confindustria, that represents companies that operate in consulting services, advertising and marketing research and surveys , information technology and services, digital contents, e-media, engineering, facility management and energy services, certification bodies, satellite digital applications and services, training, cultural and museum services, other technological and professional services. Altogether all the above sectors are a very significant part of the economy representing 13% of the Italian GDP. At European level he has been involved in Innovation and Digitization policy making as part of the Expert Panel on Service Innovation and the High Level Group on Business Services both promoted by the European Commission has been involved with the European Roundtable on Industry digitization, participates to WG1 on Digital Innovation Hubs and WG2 on Digital Platforms of DG Connect. He coordinates 6 Italian Digital Innovation Hubs part of the I4MS Network. He is also involved in the promotion of research and innovation as the secretary of three National technological platforms: Future of Internet, Spin It on space technology and IPOCH2 on Cultural Heritage. He has been nominated by the Italian ministry of Research and Education national expert in Societal Challenge 6 of H2020.

Since July 2016 he is also Secretary General of Federcostruzioni, the Italian federation, member of the Confindustria network, that represents and promotes the interests of the building production chain’s companies, in close co-ordination with our sector member associations. Federcostruzioni is articulated in 5 production sectors: Construction of buildings and infrastructures; Technologies, plants building and installation, machines; Construction materials; Engineering and design; Innovative and digital services. Overall Federcostruzioni represents: 80 Sector associations, 30.000 companies, a turnover of 400 billion, with 2.6 millions employed, 12% of the Italian working population.

He is member of the Board of ACCREDIA, the Italian accreditation body, of UNI the Italian certification body, of ABI LAB the innovation consortium of ABI the Italian Banking Association. He i s also Secretary General of Federcostruzioni. He currently lives between Rome and the Belgian countryside near Namur where his wife and two children reside.

He can be contacted at perissich@confindustriasi.it - perissich@federcostruzioni.it.Twitter @luigiperissich; linkedin Luigi Perissich

Web site: http://www.confindustriasi.it