Techtalia 2024 • Oct. 4–6

A Bold Future

Spend the weekend in Florence with tech, culture, and business leaders to explore the bold future we are creating together.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Hosted at

Palazzo Guadagni
Strozzi Sacrati

Media Sponsor

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

Join us in the heart of Florence, a city that has long stood as a beacon of trade, finance, art, and culture during the Renaissance. Our theme, "A Bold Future," is designed to spark inspiring and intimate discussions across the intersections of culture, business, and technology.

Speakers

Join us for thought provoking conversations

Mike Vorhaus
Founder, Vorhaus Advisors
Federico Marchetti
Founder of YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group
Elisa Rossi
Partner, Lumen Ventures
John Riccitiello
Former CEO, Unity & Electronic Arts
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Producer, Transformers
Aslaug Magnusdottir
CMO, IvyPass
Tee Ganbold
Co-Founder & CEO, Improvability AI
Davide Fioranelli
Founder, Lumen Ventures
Olga Dogadkina
Founder & CEO, Emperia
Kit Merker
CEO, Plainsight Technologies
Chieh Huang
President, World Economic Forum's Global Collaboration Village
Alessandro Panerai
Director, Heritage Holdings
Stefano Rosso
Founder, D-Cave & CEO, Marni
Fulvio De Bonis
CEO & Co-Founder, Imago Artis Travel
Ben Charbit
CEO & Co-Founder, Life Beyond Studios
Luke Alvarez
Founder & GP, Hiro Capital 
Jason Van der Schyff
COO, Softiron 
Raffaele Mauro
Co-Founder & GP, Primo Space
Ari Jonsson
Chairman, Videntifier
Nicholas Douzinas
Co-Founder, Ajuna Network
Bobby Bhatia
Co-Founder, Tashi Network
More speakers to be announced this Summer!
Our 2024 Venue

Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati

Techtalia will be hosted at the Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, the seat of the President of Tuscany. The palazzo was built in the early 17th century for the Strozzi family and is directly across from the iconic Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore in the center of Florence.

Experiences to Inspire

Palazzo Vecchio Di Notte

Step into a world where history and artistry intertwine at Palazzo Vecchio. Immerse yourself in the elegance of the Renaissance to the stage for Techtalia 2024 with the spirit of innovation and exploration.

Altra Club Dinner

Amazing food, conversations, music, and more! The "Altra Club" Dinner, inspired by Winston Churchill’s "Other Club" in London, will be held as usual at a secret and historic location. Last year we rocked out, danced with a live band, and this year, we aim to top it!

A Florentine Sunday

We have arranged a special experience on Sunday morning, with some exciting surprises in store. To be announced in late July.

“Rome, Milan, Venice, and now Florence! Techtalia 2024 will immerse you in Florence's culture and history to inspire you to dream big about our bold future ahead. What better city to do it than the birthplace of the Renaissance?”

Gabriel Schillinger

Founder, Techtalia

Schedule
Preview

Full Schedule And Speaker Lineup to be Announced This Summer
Friday, October 4th
Pre-Techtalia Events for those arriving early
5:00pm-7:00pm
For those arriving early we have arranged an evening tour of Palazzo Vecchio. This will be an informal evening for our guests to meet each other and get in the mood for Techtalia 2024.
Saturday, October 5th
Meet and Greet Coffee
9:30am-10:30am
Italian cappuccino and pastries are the best in the world. Join us for coffee and light breakfast bites and meet your fellow attendees in the beautiful garden of Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati.
Firenze's Humanism For Today's Times 
10:30am-11:00am
We have two preeminent art historians discussing the importance of the Renaissance in Florence, how it changed the world, and why its impact can still be felt today. Thirty minutes isn’t long enough to even touch the surface of this topic, so we hope this panel will be pushing you to learn more, and why as innovators it's so relevant for our community.
Deep Tech Reality
11:00am-11:25am
Raffaele Mauro, joining us 5 times in a row, has moderated some of the most interesting conversations at Techtalia. This year, Raffaele and a fantastic group of deep tech founders will discuss innovation in energy, infrastructure, space, and more will make our wildest tech dreams come true.

Sponsored by Primo Space

Federico Marchetti: From Fashion to Sustainability Through
Innovation:
11:25am-12:00pm
Federico Marchetti is a digital innovator, sustainable fashion pioneer and Chair of The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Fashion Taskforce founded by King Charles III. Join us as Federico discusses his story of founding YOOX, the world’s first lifestyle e-commerce destination, merging it with NET-A-PORTER before selling to Richemont, and how his journey inspired him to dedicate efforts inside and outside of his professional life to help solve the climate issues our world faces. This is a not to be missed fireside keynote.
Influencers and Creators, Are You Serious?
12:00pm-12:30pm
Yes we are! Influencers and creators are what make some of the best products get sold, financial memes get promoted, and political and social themes brought to the forefront across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and other social platforms. Join us as we have founders and investors in companies supporting influencers and creators to discuss the juiciest themes in the creator industry.
Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm
Join us for a delicious lunch in Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati’s courtyard, steps away from the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore
Let's Get illy
1:30pm-1:50pm
illy continues to be a wonderful sponsor of Techtalia since 2021, and this year we have another fun presentation and tasting from the team at illy's Università del caffè.
Stories from the Silver Screen
1:50pm-2:15pm
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a pioneering producer, who was the President of Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. Pictures, and is now based at Paramount Pictures. He is best known as the Producer of Transformers and at Warner Bros. was responsible for discovering The Matrix and purchasing the rights to Harry Potter. This will be an unforgettable talk, which will give you a behind the scenes look of what it takes to make a Hollywood film.
Visual Breakthroughs: I Dream of AI
2:15pm-2:35pm
Join the team from Videntifier as they guide us through their visual and image recognition innovation.
Web3: It’s Finally Here, Right?
2:35pm-3:15pm
Join pioneering founders and investors of some of the top Web3 companies to give us a look inside where the Web3 world is heading. 
Intermission
3:15pm-3:40pm
Take a breather, chat with your new friends, and enjoy the beauty of Florence.
Panel To Be Announced This Summer
3:40pm-4:00pm
La Dolce Vita: Tech-Italians in Italy and Abroad
4:00pm-4:25pm
Italy has made some incredible advancements in tech entrepreneurship, yet is still far behind the curve. Italian born founders building tech companies outside of Italy, primarily in the United States and United Kingdom, have become legends for younger Italians looking to do the same. We have two Italian based venture funds and two top Italian founders joining us to discuss where the hidden opportunities lie for Tech-Italians.
Panel To Be Announced This Summer
4:25pm-4:40pm

Panel To Be Announced This Summer
4:40-5:00pm

A Journey Through CEO Leadership
5:00-5:30pm
John Riccitiello has been at the helm of two of the most influential video games companies of all time: twice as CEO of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) and most recently CEO of Unity (NYSE: U). In between his CEO tenures at EA, John co-founded Elevation Partners, with Bono—yes, that Bono—among the team, to go after private equity investments in media and tech companies. Join us as John walks us through his story, offering insights into decision-making, innovation, adapting to rapid change as CEO, and what it is like to operate at the highest level in the tech industry.

Refresh and Recharge
6:00-8:00pm
Take a break and rest before our evening program.
The Altra Club Dinner
8:00pm-11:30pm
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 a surprise venue in Florence. Drinks, music, conversation, and more!
Sunday, October 6th
A Florentine Sunday
9:30am-1:00pm
An immersive Techtalia Cultural Experience will be announced this summer.

Tickets

Join us for Techtalia 2024!

Dolce Vita Ticket
Florence, Italy
$2,500
Includes:
All meals during the event (lunch, breaks, and dinner)
Intimate Talks with audience limited to 100 people
The joy of being in Italy dreaming about the future with those building it now.
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VIP Ticket
Florence, Italy
$5,500
Includes:
All meals during the event (lunch, breaks, and dinner)
Intimate Talks with audience limited to 100 people
Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights
The joy of being in Italy dreaming about the future with those building it now.
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Special thanks to our sponsors

Hosted at

Palazzo Guadagni
Strozzi Sacrati

Media Sponsor