Webinar LIVE

Friday, February 12, 2021 (10 am - 12:45 pm CET)

WEBINAR LIVE
Defence and security of Italy: system strategies

The meeting will be available only in Italian 

This live webinar, organized in collaboration with the Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa, aims to reflect on the strategies that Italy should adopt in the security and defence fields. During two panels of experts will share their vision on the international and national scenes. In the first part, geopolitical experts and personalities from the field of defence and international cooperation will focus on Italy’s current and future security strategies in the global context; in the second part, companies that operate internationally (even in geographical conflict places) will share their experiences on how to develop an effective security strategy. During the meeting, experts will discuss the following topics:
  • what strategies Italy should adopt to make the country safer.
  • how to improve the country’s security and defence strategies in the current international landscape
  • new strategic approaches to security and defence
  • beyond military defence: cybersecurity and infrastructure protection

More information on other speakers will follow.

Program

Friday, February 12, 2021
10 am - 11:20 am CET
Current and future international strategies

Amb. Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Gen. Enzo Vecciarelli, Chief of Defence Staff
Alessandro Politi, Director, Nato Defense College Foundation

Discussion
11:20 am - 12:45 pm CET
National strategies and system approach

Salvatore Carrino, Head of ICT Global Cyber Security, ENI
Paolo Salvato, SVP Strategy & New Initiatives, Leonardo
Bruno Valensise, Deputy Director General
Monica Maggioni, Journalist, anchorwoman, author, former CEO of RAI Com

Discussion

Elisabetta Belloni

Elisabetta Belloni

General Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

In April 2016 she was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In February 2014 she was promoted to Ambassador of Rank and since June 2015 she has been Head of Cabinet for the Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni. From November 2004 to June 2008, she headed the Crisis Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was then Director-General of Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2013.

Salvatore Carrino

Salvatore Carrino

Head of ICT Global Cyber Security, ENI

Salvatore Carrino is Senior Vice President of ICT Global Cyber Security of Eni. After many years at the head of Eni’s ICT infrastructure & operations, since the mid-2000s he has been responsible for guiding applications, operations and services for IT security globally, developing governance for cybersecurity and infrastructure security.

Monica Maggioni

Monica Maggioni

Journalist, Anchorwoman, Author, Former President, RAI

She is an anchor-woman author and journalist. In June 2020, the Director of Rai Uno entrust her with the task to design, prepare, implement, and conduct new in-depth television programmes and current information. She has been a special correspondent, writer, documentary filmmaker, news editor and CEO of Rai. Her focus is on US politics. After the events of 9/11, she worked on the Middle East’s reactions to the attack on the Twin Towers and travelled between the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. In 2003, in the Iraq War, she was the only Italian journalist to follow the US army. Since 2008 in the US, she has been following Barack Obama’s election campaign and recounting the months of the economic crisis. From 2009 to 2013 she was chief editor of the Tg1 Specials. She is a member of the Board of the European Council on Foreign Relations. From February 2019 to May 2020, she was Chief Executive Officer of Rai Com. She is a professor of History of Contemporary Conflicts, Faculty of Political Science, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

Alessandro Politi

Alessandro  Politi

Director, Nato Defense College Foundation

Political and strategic analyst with 30 years of experience, he is currently Director of the NATO Defence College Foundation. He teaches geopolitics and intelligence at SIOI. He also teaches conflict management, crisis, pacification and analysis in various government centers. He was a political adviser to two KFOR commanders. He was a senior researcher at the Cemiss for the Italian Mod and responsible for the strategic monitoring of Latin America. He also designed and led the Global Outlook project within the Cemiss, published in Italian and English in 2015. He contributed to the White Paper on Italian Defence. He has been adviser in Italy and abroad to four Defense Ministers (including the current President of the Italian Republic), National Director of Armaments, Intelligence Coordinator, President of the Oversight Intelligence Committee, Head of Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He has published as author or co-author 39 books on strategic and security issues. His most recent book is the volume NDCF Shaping Security Horizons - Strategic Trends 2012-2019, a global predictive analysis adapted to the needs of decision makers.

Paolo Salvato

Paolo Salvato

SVP Strategy & New Initiatives, Leonardo

Since 2018 he has been SVP Strategy & New Initiatives at Leonardo. Since 2009 he has held several important positions at Thales in the field of defense and cybersecurity, first as CEO and Country Director of Thales in Italy and then moved to the Paris office. He also worked at Finmeccanica and Booz Allen Hamilton in telecommunications, security, defence, space, transportation, ATM, and computer security.

Bruno Valensise

Bruno  Valensise

Deputy Director General

Is Assistant Director Vicar of the Department of Information for Security (DIS), taking over from his predecessor Enrico Savio. He was Director of the Central Office for Dis Secrecy, the office responsible for granting or refusing the Security Clearance. Previously, he was head of the School of Intelligence Training.

Enzo Vecciarelli

Enzo Vecciarelli

Chief of Defence Staff

In 2016, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Air Force. From 2007 to 2010 Vecciarelli was Defence and Air Force Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Berlin with secondary accreditation for Holland and Denmark. In 2003 he commanded the first aviation contingent in Iraq at the Tallil Air Base (Nassiriya) and was National Representative to the most important European agencies such as the EDA (European Defence Agency). From 1993 to 1999 he was employed in the 1st Department of the Air Force General Staff, first as Chief of Staff and then as Head of Legal Department.


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