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Techtalia 2022 was a success because of our amazing speakers, sponsors, and attendees.

Techtalia 2022


An Event to Remember


October 8–9


Milan, Italy

Please see recordings and photos from Techtalia 2022:

Stay tuned for details on Techtalia 2023!


Techtalia is an annual event set in Italy to offer top leaders an inspirational break to learn, enjoy, and recharge.

We are thrilled to invite you to join this year in Milan. Our theme, Living The Future Now, will guide intimate panel and keynote discussions at the intersection of culture and technology.



Giulia Maresca

Founder & CEO, Public Pressure

Lauren Von Stackelberg

Chief D&I Officer, The LEGO Group

Robby Yung

CEO, Animoca Brands

Luca Travaglini

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Planet Farms

Francesca Versace

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Public Pressure

Stefano Rosso

Founder & CEO, D-Cave

Niccolo Maisto

Co-founder & CEO, FACEIT

Mike Vorhaus

Founder & CEO, Vorhaus Advisors

Olivia Nicoletti

Senior Manager, PwC Italia

Nicola Veratelli


Leopoldo Zambeletti

Founder, Zambeletti LTD

Sergio Mottola

Founder & President, Public Pressure

Andrea Pizzarulli

CEO & Co-Founder, Civitanavi Systems

Raffaele Mauro

Co-founder, Primo Space

Jason Van der Schyff

Chief Operating Officer, Softiron

Simona Clemenza

CEO, Aspesi

Federico Garcea

Founder & CEO, Treedom

Mattia Barbarossa

Founder, CEO & CTO, Sidereus Space Dynamics

Frank Meehan

General Manager, ESG & Climate, FiscalNote

Bobby Bhatia

Founder, BridgePort Capital

Luke Alvarez

Founder & General Partner, Hiro Capital

Geronimo La Russa

President, Automobile Club Milano

Francesco Mazzone

General Manager, ACI Infomobility

Moreno Faina

Director of the Università del Caffè

Corrado Panzerri

Partner, The European House

Carlos Rojas

Spanish Congressman

Ignacio Cosidó

Professor & Director, Francisco de Vitoria University

Andrea Lorini

Head of Web 3.0, EssilorLuxottica

Nicholas Douzinas

Co-founder, Ajuna Network

Claudio Giuliano

Founder & CEO, Innogest Capital

Lazar Andjelkovic

CTO, Earn.Games

Mani Singh

Founder & CEO, Innogest Capital

Dr. Brent Schillinger

Vice Chair, Florida Policy Institute

Hosted at A.C.I. Milano Palazzo

Techtalia 2022 will be hosted at the headquarters of the Automobile Club Milano, which is a beautiful Palazzo, built in the 19th century located on Corso Venezia, one of the most chic addresses  in Milan.

A.C. I. has played a strong role in the history of the automotive industry and Formula 1 in Italy, with a forward looking mission, which makes it the perfect venue for Techtalia 2022.


Experiences to Inspire

Altra Club Dinner

Amazing Food - Conversations - Music - and some surprises are in store! The "Altra Club" Dinner, inspired by the "Other Club" in London, will be held at one of the most beautiful privately owned Palazzo's in Milan. It's as Milanese chic as you can get!

Breakfast with Leonardo

You can't visit Milan without seeing Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. We have arranged a private viewing of the masterpiece on Sunday morning with a light bite and cappuccino at a cafe nearby.
A Letter from Your Host

Milan is a city of hidden beauty. Join us and go behind the scenes of Milan’s palazzos and museums, while engaging in intimate conversations on how we are living the future now. 

Techtalia 2022 is not to be missed with a fantastic lineup of diverse speakers, incredible food, and inspiring experiences at locations across Milan.

Gabriel Schillinger

Founder, Techtalia


Final schedule to be annouced in September.
All times in Central European Time.

October 8th, 2022

Meet & Greet Coffee


9:30am-10am: Meet and Greet Coffee: Italian cappuccino and pastries are the best in the world. Join us for coffee and light snacks and meet your fellow attendees before Techtalia 2022 begins. Gabriel Schillinger and Geronimo La Russa, President of ACI Infomobility, will do a short welcome intro to start us off. Sponsored by ACI Milano.

The Metaverse: What is it and why should you care?


From Jules Verne to Philip K. Dick to Neal Stephenson, science fiction has sold us the idea of living in a world other than the one we inhabit today - either real, virtual, or somewhere in between. The latest formulation of this concept, the Metaverse, has spilled over from sci-fi into the mainstream and could pose a paradigm shift for nearly everything. Join some of the top creative technologists today in a discussion on the Metaverse and what it means for our world, business, and culture.  This panel is sponsored by Vorhaus Advisors.

Moderator: Mike Vorhaus
Panelists: Luke Alvarez, Nicholas Douzinas, and Niccolo Maisto

Reimagining First Principles through Deep Tech


Raffaele Mauro, joining us three years in a row, has moderated some of the most interesting conversations at Techtalia with founders solving hard technical and engineering challenges on and off our planet. This year, join Raffaele on a journey into the minds and visions of some of the top deep tech founders in Europe. Learn how they solve problems from first principles thinking to accomplish their goals and why they believe deep tech is crucial to humanity's future.  This panel is sponsored by Primo Space Fund.

Moderator: Raffaele Mauro
Panelists: Oliva Nicoletti, Andrea Pizzarulli, and Mattia Barbarossa

The Future of Harvesting


Humanity has cultivated the planet for thousands of years to provide sustenance. As we face the growing threat of climate change, the cultivation of crops is changing drastically. Join Luca Travaglini, as he walks us through his journey in creating Planet Farms, one of the top global vertical farming companies, and explains how the world not only revolves on what you eat, but how it is produced, and distributed.

Luca Travaglini, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Planet Farms
Interviewed by: Gabriel Schillinger

Quick Take: The Future of Defense and Energy in the EU


Join us as we welcome Carlos Rojas, Spanish Congressman, and Ignacio Cosidó, former Spanish National Director of Police, as they discuss energy and defense in the modern era.

Speaker: Carlos Rojas & Ignacio Cosidó
Interviewed by: Mike Vorhaus

Quick Take: Fellaz, NFTs, and More


Bobby Bhatia, co-founder and managing partner of BridgePort Capital, will discuss his investment in Fellaz and how using NFTs and crypto enhances fandom in the entertainment industry. Sponsored by Fellaz and BridgePort Capital.

Speaker: Bobby Bhatia
Interviewed by: Gabriel Schillinger



Join us for a delicious lunch in ACI Milano's beautiful "Giardino d'Inverno."

The Future of Mobility, Now!


The automotive industry is currently going through a thrilling time, as the industry balances a "green transition" while simultaneously facing a logistical and supply chain nightmare. In the world of motorsport, racing has continued to play its role of leading technology to steer a safer and more sustainable world of mobility. Thanks to ACI Milano, this panel discussion will explore the future of mobility in cities and in sport, and what is being done to move past the bottlenecks we are facing today. This panel is sponsored by ACI Milano.

Moderator: Antti Rantanen
Panelists: Nicola Veratelli, Francesco Mazzone, Corrado Panzeri, and Fabio Pressi

The Untold Story of A.C. Milan


The Untold Story of A.C. Milan: Football clubs in Europe are like religions, and club owners live by the favor - or scorn - of their fans. Join us for an unforgettable and unfiltered storytelling experience about Associazione Calcio Milan, or A.C. Milan, founded in 1899, from a set of surprise special guests.

Interviewed by: Gabriel Schillinger
Panelists: Surprise Guests!

It’s Getting Hot in Here….Give Us Solutions!


This past year has been one of the hottest ever on record. From NYC to London to Milan, cities across the world have struggled to cope with the climate change-driven ‘new normal’. Perhaps it’s good for the gelato shop, but not for humanity! Hear from founders of companies that are using innovation to address humanity's greatest existential threat.

Moderated by: Jason Van Der Schyff
Panelists: Federico Garcea and Frank Meehan

Illy's Intervallo


Take a breather, and grab a refreshing cold brew coffee sponsored by illy. Moreno Faina, Director of illy's Universita del Caffe, will walk us through some fascinating history on illy and how to make the best cold brew!

Personal Stories from the C-Suite: Diversity & Inclusion


As we continue to ensure our workplaces in the modern world are diverse and representative, it is essential to hear from leaders about what is working - and what isn’t. Our panelists will share stories from their journeys to the C-Suite and how we can ensure meaningful, lasting inclusion for current and future generations.

Moderator: Giulia Maresca
Panelists: Lauren von Stackelberg, Francesca Versace, and Simona Clemenza

Designer Drugs and More: Biotech and You


The world of biotech, which sometimes seems more science fiction than reality, has entered into a new golden age. But at what cost? Join an intimate discussion of the advancements and ethics of biotech breakthroughs and how it relates to your health

Moderator: Dr Brent Schillinger
Panelist: Leopoldo Zembeletti and Claudio Giuliano

Where are we in Crypto?


If there is one industry that has gone through a huge reckoning over the past year, it’s crypto. Will this tumult be the ‘early aughts moment’ for the industry? Where do we go from here? Join founders from the world of Web3, discussing what’s ahead for NFTs, DeFi, and more.

Moderator: Sergio Mottola
Panelists: Stefano Rosso, Andrea Lorini, and Vlatko Gigov

Keynote Fireside 2022


Join us for an intimate keynote with Robby Yung, CEO of Animoca Brands. Animoca Brands is one of the leaders in blockchain gaming and creator of titles like Phantom Galaxies, The Sandbox, REVV Racing, MotoGP Ignition, F1 Deltatime, Crazy Defense Heroes, as well as tokens like SAND, REVV, GAMEE, TOWER, and QUIDD. Our discussion will touch on Robby’s entrepreneurial journey as both a founder and investor, and how his deep interest in creating the metaverse has been on his mind since 1997.

Keynote: Robby Yung
Interviewed by: Gabriel Schillinger

Refresh & Recharge


Take a break and rest before our evening program. Make sure to dress up for dinner!!

The Altra Club Dinner


Inspired by Winston Churchill’s The Other Club, The Altra Club, is the dinner of the season, to let loose and enjoy thoughtful one on one conversations with speakers and your fellow attendees. This year we are hosting the Altra Club at one the most exclusive Palazzos in all of Italy. Drinks, music, conversation, and more! 

Dress Code: Please dress up, no t-shirts, no shorts, Italian Chic!

*****Secret Location to be announced during Techtalia********

October 9th, 2022

Breakfast with Leonardo


Techtalia’s cure for a late night out is a jolt of true cultural inspiration. Join our hosts for a private viewing of the Last Supper. Light bites at a cafe next door. Sponsored by skydeo!



Techtalia 2022 "Dolce Vita" Ticket

$ 1,500 

Ticket Includes:

• Intimate talks with an exclusive group

• All meals during the event (lunch, breaks, and dinner)

• The joy of being in Italy discussing about the future with those building it now!

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Techtalia 2022 VIP Ticket

$ 2,500 

Ticket Includes:

• Intimate talks with an exclusive group

• All meals during the event (lunch, breaks, and dinner)

• The joy of being in Italy discussing about the future with those building it now!

• VIP access and hotel for the night!

Buy Now