Marco Camisani Calzolari has been involved in the internet sector for 16 years, as an academic studying communication phenomena, as a writer, and as an entrepreneur.
He has founded several successful companies, both in B2B and B2C areas.
Lives in London and the latest book he authored is “Escape from Facebook” (www.escapefromfacebook.com “Salvation from Facebook, fake clicks, bots and other lies. A survival guide for those who thought that a social network is all it takes to do digital marketing”). He authored the book “Impresa 4.0 – Marketing e Comunicazione Digitale a 4 Direzioni” with Franco Giacomazzi, published by the FINANCIAL TIMES.
He is a contributor to many international magazines, radio and televisions, in digital culture topics.
He is founder of Speakage.com, a London company that develops white label web platforms such as Social Networks, WebTV, Social Media, Viral systems and so on, for major international companies. Speakage has developed successful applications like the mobile official IKEA catalogue, the iPhone app for milan public transportation system iATM, communities like Livepetitions.com or websites for Greenpeace (With Man+Hatchet).
He founded Digitalground Ltd., a company that produces B2C start-ups like the international signature-gathering platform livepetitions.com, now available in 10 countries around the world, with the UK, Italian and French versions (www.firmiamo.it and www.jesigne.fr) leaders in their sector.
He founded MCC Worldwide Digital Consulting Ltd. that offer high level strategic consulting in digital communication.
He founded DigitalEvaluations Ltd., a company that evaluates the real value of Social Media for companies and celebrities, well known for it’s research on Twitter fake followers in political parties and companies.
From 2010 to 2013 was Teaching Professor at IULM university, he taught the course on Corporate Communication and Digital Languages in the Communication, PR and Advertising Faculty.
from 2005 he taught Digital Marketing and Communication techniques in university courses and masters at the Università Statale di Milano until 2010.
In UK he is a member of Mensa (the international association for high-IQ individuals), as well as in Italy of AISM (Italian Marketing Association) and IWA (International Web Association) and the board of Associazione Nord-Est Digitale.
He is a member of the board for Innovation in Tourism set up by the Ministry for Tourism. Consultant for Regione Veneto digital agenda. Member of scientific committee of Fondazione Comunica.
- Form 2010 to 2013 is Professor at IULM University. He taught the course on Corporate Communication and Digital Languages in the Communication, PR and Advertising Faculty. Link
- From 2007 to 2010 he lectured in Digital Marketing and Communication techniques at the Università Statale di Milano
- Lecturer for the Master “Marketing and Digital Communication” by Sole 24 Ore.
- For IPSOA Wolters Kluwer he designed one course in Marketing and Digital Communication.
- From 2007 to 2010 he was a lecturer for the Masters in “Interactive Digital Communication” – Università Statale di Milano.
- Lecturer for the course “Digital Democracy” organised by futuro@lfemminile (a project developed by Microsoft, Acer and Cluster Reply) entitled: “Il presente che qualcuno chiama ancora futuro: il nuovo mondo digitale e le strade per le nuove professioni” (“The present time that someone still calls future: the new digital world and new profession’s ways”) – Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Dugento (17.12.2011).
- Teacher at the workshop “Marketing and Digital Communication” at the University of Milan.
- Lecturer for the Specialist Masters in Training Management organised by Sole 24 ore (17.12.2010).
- Lecturer for the workshop VMWARE – Milan (16.12.2010)
- Teacher at the Ambrosetti workshop “Marketing and 4-Directions Digital Communication”, Milan.
- Lecturer for the course “IIR 2.0”, 1.12.2010, Milan
- Lecturer for the course “Misurare il web” (“Measuring the Web”), 16.11.2010, Milan
- Teacher of the JEWC workshop “Innovation in Communication” at the Junior Enterprise World Conference at Bocconi University in Milan.
- Teacher of the Master’s course “Innovation Marketing” at the Accademia di Comunicazione in Milan. Link
- Teacher of the course “Social Media Strategy – The Web Tools to Achieve Business Goals” at the International Research Institute.
- Teacher of “Social Media Marketing – Marketing Trends, Implications and Strategies Effective on Social Networks”, AISM Marketing School, Milan (24.03.2010).
- Teacher at the workshop “Marketing 4.0: Innovating with New Web Tools and Platforms” organized by Confindustria Bergamo (13.04.2010).
- Teacher at the workshop focused on digital communication organized by order of the Engineers of Turin Area, Turin (22.04.2010).
- Teacher of the course “Non Conventional Marketing 09 ”, IIR (International Research Institute).
- Teacher of many SMAU workshops, from 1995.
- Teacher of the Master’s course “M-aster”.
Conferences & Papers – Highlights:
- Speaker at the launch of the publication “Osservatorio acquisti Cartasi 2012-Il comportamento d’acquisto degli italiani con carta di credito”(“Cartasi procurement monitoring system – the Italian buying behaviour with credit card”),Cartasi Auditorium, Corso Sempione, 55 Milano
- Speaker at the workshop entitled: “New scenarios for business development: change or die!”, VEGA, Science and Technology Park of Venice, (20.3.12) Link
- Speaker at the event: “Reasoned introduction and operation use of Social Networks for specialist publishers,organised by “I TE di Anes”, Café piazza Erculea, 5 Milano (1.03.2012) Link
- Speaker at the panel entitled: “Web marketing e sicurezza informatica” (“Web marketing and computer safety”), organised by Assolombarda, Milano (9.11.11)
- Moderator at the conference entitled: “Dall’advertising all’ engagetising: come coinvolgere gli utenti nel mondo dell’advertising social” (“From advertising to engagetising: involving users in adversing social world”), Blend Tower, Piazza 7 Novembre Milano, (22.9.11)
- Speaker at the event entitled: “2012: Fuga da Facebook” (“2012: Escape from Facebook”), inside the Social Media Week, Milan, (21.9.11)
- Speaker at the event entitled: “Frecciarossa Start-up”, inside the e-festival, Milan-Rome (13.9.11-14.9.11). Link
- Speaker at the panel entitled: “E-commerce e Veneto: un felice connubio” (“E-commerce and Veneto: a wealthy marriage”), inside the event: “Netcom E-commerce Forum”, Vega Parco Scientifico Tecnologico, Antares Pavilion, Venice (14.06.11)
- Speaker at the event entitled: “Festival Radio Universitarie”, Calabria University, Cosenza (25.5.11)
- Speaker at the event entitled: “Forum PA”, Fair of Rome (10.5.11)
- Speaker at the event entitled: “Cenacolo di Piccola Industria”, organised by Gruppo Piccola Industria of Confindustria Verona (4.5.11);
- Speaker at the conference entitled: “Ottimismo digitale”, (“Digital Optimism”) Villa Recalcati, Piazzale della Libertà 1, Varese (7.5.11);
- Speaker at workshop entitled “Summit Marketing e Comunicazione”, (“Marketing and Communication Summit”), Hotel Ambasciatori, Roma (13.3.2011);
- Speaker for the project entitled: “Network Management 2 – Reti e sviluppo di una nuova managerialità”, (“Network Management 2 – Networks and development of a new management”), Confindustria Veneto Siav, Via Torino 151/C, Mestre (6.4.11);
- Speaker for the Roadshow events organised by Confindustria Veneto, from 31.3.11 to 19.5.11. Stages: Belluno and Treviso (31.3.11); Vicenza (14.4.11); Verona and Padova (5.5.11); Rovigo and Venezia (19.5.11).
- Speaker at the event entitled: “Executive Summit sul Marketing e la Comunicazione” (“Exectuive Summit about Marketing and Communication”), Peschiera del Garda, (30.3.11).
- Speaker at event entitled: “La Geocalizzazione: la terza rivoluzione del Marketing tra web e territorio” (“Geolocalisation: the third revolution on Marketing between Web and Environment”), Milano, (16.2.11).
- Speaker at “VMWARE Four Points” Event, via Cardano 1, Milano (16.12.2010).
- Moderator at the conference entitled: “Cosa fareste con 300 MB di banda larga?” (“What would you do with 300 MB of broadband?”), Vega, Parco scientifico e tecnologico di Venezia (26.11.2010). Link
- Speaker at the “Btobe” conference, Potenza (21.11.2010). Link
- Speaker at “Symantec: Security Black Market” convention, Spazio Antologico, East End Studios, via Mecenate 84/10, 20100, Milan (11.11.2010). Link
- Speaker at the international convention “The New Communication and Its Impacts on Information”, Auditorium Giò Ponti, Assolombarda, Via Pantano, 9, Milan (23.10.2010). Link PDF
- Speaker at the convention “The Path of Improvement: From the Environment to the Company”, Assolombarda, Sala Falck, Via Chiaravalle, 8, Milan (19.10.2010). Link
- Speaker at the convention “The Retail and Proximity Marketing Expo & Conference”, Hotel de la Ville, Via Hoepli, 6, Milan (14.10.2010). Link
- Chairman at the convention “Social Media: Strategy not Magic”, Palazzo Castiglioni presso l’Unione del Commercio, in C.so Venezia, 49 20121, Milan (24.09.2010).
- Speaker at the workshop “Social Media for Business”, Milan (23.09.2010). Link
- Speaker at the event “Fashion for Juliet”, Verona (17.09.2010).
- Speaker at the AISM convention “Let’s Talk about Web: What’s New?”, Fieramilanocity (13.05.2010). Link - Link 2
- Speaker at the convention “Basel 3: Banks and Companies towards 2012 – Scenarios after the Crisis, the Regulation News, Concrete Steps for Banks and Companies Today”, Rome, Palazzo dei Congressi (04.05.2010). Link
- Speaker at the convention “ Meet the Media Guru: Moeed Ahmad, Head of New Media, Al Jazeera Arabic – The Support of New Technologies to the Improvement of Communication Industry, Al Jazeera Case, Palazzo Giureconsulti, Piazza Mercanti, 2 Milan (26.04.2010). Link
- Speaker at the convention “1st Cloud Computing and Virtualization Strategies 2010, How to Take Advantages and Make Business from the Clouds – Challenges and Opportunities for .IT” powered by Business International (26.03.2010). Link
- Speaker at the convention “Launch of New Products and Brands through Viral and Buzz Marketing”, powered by Business International (11-03-2010).
- Speaker at the convention “Strategic Marketing Innovation – Today’s Top Secrets of Marketing Innovation (and the Crucial Drivers)”, powered by Business International (25.02.2010). Link
- Speaker at the convention “SaaS 2010. Which Are the New Business Opportunities Given by Software as a Service (SaaS) and Which Are the Winning Strategies? ”, powered by Business International (23.02.2010). Link
- Speaker for different panels at Venezia Camp 2010 (22.01.2010).
- Speaker at the convention “Strategies for Global Communication: Enterprise 2.0 & Social Media Marketing”, Parma (20.01.2010).
- Speaker at Confindustria in Bergamo Workshop: “4.0 Marketing: Innovating with Tools and Platforms of New Web”, Bergamo, 2010.
- Speaker at the workshop “Web Marketing and 4 Directions Digital Communication”, Engineers Order of Turin, Turin, 2010.
- Speaker at “Anes Forum 2009”, Milan (24.09.2009)
- Speaker at “Word of Mouth – Summit 2009” (22 and 23.07.2009).
- Speaker at Wordcamp with the speech “Thank God It’s Friday” (22.05.2009). Link
- Speaker at the launch of his book “Impresa 4.0” [“Entreprise 4.0”] in Intesa SanPaolo Formazione, Naples (27.04.2009)
- Speaker at De-Jam, Milan (25.04.2009).
- Speaker at the launch of his book “Impresa 4.0” [“Entreprise 4.0”] at “Ordine dei Giornalisti del Piemonte”, Ceriana-Maineri Palace, Corso Stati Uniti, 27 – 10128 Turin (5.02.2009).
- Speaker at the launch of his book “Impresa 4.0” [“Entreprise 4.0”] and the 4 Directions Model at the Chamber of Commerce in Sondrio, “G.B. Martinelli” lecture room (Via Piazzi 23) (3.02.2009). Link
- Speaker at the Wordcamp “Internet and Jobs – Web Marketing and Digital Communication for Companies”.
- Speaker at the launch of his book “Impresa 4.0” [“Entreprise 4.0”] at OmniComExpo in Rome.
- Speaker at Codex Development Agency in Turin.
- Speaker at the Gecod event in Bologna.
- Speaker at the SS&C event, Varese (10.11.2009).
- Speaker at Relatore in the panel discussion organized by Assorel and Ferpi for COM-PA, Spazio Forum, Milan (4.11.2009).
- Speaker at the convention “Digital Signage Content & Technology Strategies: The New Frontiers of Advertisement Communication”, powered by Business International, Milan (30.10.2009).
- Speaker at the Creativity Festival in Florence. http://2009.festivaldellacreativita.it/
- Speaker at SS&C event, Varese (10.11.2009).
- Speaker at the IIR convention “Non Conventional Marketing”, Milan. Link
- Speaker at the WOM convention, Sol Melià, Milan.
- Speaker at the International Science Media Fair in Trieste.
- Speaker at the Corecom Convention “Mediatic Triboos”, Trieste during Trieste Fest 2008.
- Speaker at OmniCom Expo Conventions at OmniCom Expo, Rome Fair.
- Speaker at EBA Forum, Fieramilanocity, at the workshop “The Innovation?”, Strategies and Tools for Business.
- Chairman and speaker at the “Marketing & Enterprise 2.0″ convention, Milan (19.06.2008). Link
- Speaker and moderator at the TwentyFour / 7 Innovation event in Turin (12.06.2008). Link
- Speaker at Rounded Minds, Wiki-Business Press Room, via Carducci 17, Milan (29.05.2008). Link
- Speaker at La Spezia Fair. SPIfiera – 1st Rooms Services for Enterprises (speech focused on the New Web for Communication and Marketing).
- Chairman of “Companies and Web Professionals”, Internet Code, Internet Tour, Milan, Teatro dell’Arte; Ottagono Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Link
- Speaker at the Innovation Circus in Giurieconsulti Palace in Milan with a speech about the 4 Directions Model: “Inside–Outside, Outside–Outside, Inside–Inside, Outside–Inside”. Link
- Speech about marketing and digital communication at SEOLAB. Link
- Speech about marketing and digital communication at SMAU Fair, Milan. Link
- Speaker at the launch of his book “Impresa 4.0” [“Enterprise 4.0”] at Politecnico di Milano.
- Speaker at Innovative Day. Link
- Speaker and moderator at the Brand Leadership Summit. Link
- Speaker at the panel discussion: “Innovative Cooperation 2.0”. Link
- Speaker at the convention “All about Next Generation Network Access in Italy”, Hotel Le Meridien Gallia, Milan.
- Speaker and moderator at the First Brand Leadership Summit, Milan.
- Speaker at “Innov-IT” at Enterprise Hotel, Corso Sempione 91, Milan.
- Speaker at “Marketing Camp – Using the Correct Digital Tools”.
- Speaker at the “Marketing and Innovation Convention”, Fondazione Stelline Convention Centre, Corso Magenta 61, Milan.
- Speaker and chairman at the conventions “The Real Improvement Opportunities of Entertainment Market: First Results” and “The Real Opportunities of Interactive Advertising in Reaching and Involving a More and More Demanding and Aware Public”, IPTV Forum, Milan.
- Speaker and chairman at the convention “Marketing of Research”, CNR, Research Area of Bologna, Bologna.
- Speaker at the Second Marketing Camp: “Innovation and Creativity: From Researches to Vision 2.0″, at Lorenzo Marini Associates, Via Tortona, 15, Milan.
- Speaker and chairman at “Web2.0ltre” [Beyond Web 2.0], where he led the panel: “Show me the money: back to investment and revenue model in 2.0 Web and in the Italian and global market”.
- Speaker at Marketing Camp 3 at the Business Palace in Giurieconsulti, via Mercanti, 2, Milan. Programme: :Link
- Speaker at the Innovation Circus and Innovative Day at the Business Palace in Giurieconsulti, via Mercanti, 2, Milan. Link -Link 2
- Speaker at Rimini TTG.
- Speaker at Romagna Business Club in Forlì. Link
- Teacher at the SMAU Workshop about New Digital Marketing.
- Chairman of the “Movement Event” of Oracle, Bologna CNR, RFID and Mobility Solutions. Link
- Speaker at the workshop “iteam5.net” about ICT . Link
- Speaker at the workshop: “CommunicActive – Communication and Marketing Master”. Link
“4.0 Business – The 4 directions digital marketing” [“Impresa 4.0 – Marketing e comunicazione digitale a 4 direzioni”], Franco Giacomazzi and Marco Camisani Calzolari, Financial Times.
“Escape from Facebook” (www.escapefromfacebook.com “Salvation from Facebook, fake clicks, bots and other lies. A survival guide for those who thought that a social network is all it takes to do digital marketing”).
“The question” ["La domanda"], ADV, 2009.
“They stole my identity!” ["Mi hanno rubato l’identita"], ADV, 2009.
“Facebuc”, ADV, 2009.
“The Web I really use” ["La rete che uso davvero"], ADV, 2009.
“Those new Web companies” ["Quelle aziende del nuovo web"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2008.
“Directions of communications” ["Direzioni di comunicazione"], Il Sole24Ore – Nova, 2008.
“2.0 Efficiency” ["Efficienza 2.0"], ADV, 2007.
“The finger and the moon” ["Il dito e la luna"], ADV, 2007.
“Television is more and more Web-like” ["E’ sempre più web la televisione"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2007.
“The event? Let’s plan it digitally” ["L’evento? Si organizza in digitale"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2007.
“The knowledge spread through RSS” ["Conoscenza condivisa via RSS"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2007.
“Shared bookmarks” ["Bookmark condivisi"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2007.
“(Internal) 2.0 Corporate Communication – Communicating in the company with innovative tools” ["Comunicazione corporate 2.0 (interna) – Comunicare internamente in azienda con strumenti innovativi"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“2.0 Corporate Communication – free multimedia digital innovating marketing” ["Comunicazione corporate 2.0 – free multimedia marketing digitale innovativo"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“2.0 Corporate Communication – from outside to inside” ["Comunicazione corporate 2.0 – da fuori a dentro"] Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“Voip at hand” ["Il VoIp a portata di mano"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“Getting whatever people say about yourself in the web” ["Recuperate nel Web tutto quello che dicono di voi"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“2.0 Communicating in companies” [“Comunicare in azienda 2.0"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“Crossmedia sense of the RSS” ["Il senso crossmediale dell’Rss"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
“The mobile is a navigator” ["Il cellulare è un navigatore"], Il Sole 24 Ore – Nova, 2006.
Web & digital:
- Since 2003: CEO & Founder of Speakage.com, Digitalground Ltd., MCC Worldwide Digital Consulting, Digital Evaluations Ltd.
- In 2007 Founder of www.LivePetitions.com, a platform that allows petitions to be created and signed all over the world.
- In 2007 he developed TuoVideo, described by the press as the “Italian YouTube.”
- From 2004 to 2005 he was communication and internet consultant for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (link) , and worked on developing the Ministry’s website.
- In 2003 he published Metamondo, the manifesto for digital freedom, which in 2004 developed into Metamondo ~ Il Blog~ (link), to which his personal blog was later added (link)
- In 2001, with Ibiz Group s.a. (Luxembourg), he founded UnoPortals S.p.A. and as an entrepreneur he devised and produced MatrimoniOnline.com, Radio 3210.com, ParlamentOnline, AudioRete and other innovative projects.
- In 1998, in partnership with Alchera, he designed and created the first Italian MTV website, which won the Il Sole 24 award for best website. He also designed websites for, among others: Radio 105, Radio Montecarlo, Radio Capital, for several Radio RAI programmes and other national media.
- In 1996 for Claudio Cecchetto at Radio Capital, he created the world’s first virtual currency (EnergyBank) as part of another product (InternetworkCity), a virtual community.
- In 2000 the Centro Studi Comunicazione Cogno in Rome awarded him the prize for “Excellence in Communication”
- With Speakage he won the Interactive Key award for producing the talking website www.Genialloyd.it
- In 1998 he was awarded the Mediastar prize for producing the Radio 105 website.
- The MTV website that he designed won the Il Sole 24 ore WWW award.
- From January 2012 he participates in a radio program on RTL 102.5 every Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. as an expert in digital.
- In 2005 and 2006 he coproduced (with E-TV, on SKY channel 817) the talk show //DigiTalk, which he also hosted. The talk show was broadcast daily at 11pm on SKY channel 817 (repeated at 8.25am), on the website www.digitalk.tv and on UMTS TIM mobile phones.
- From August to September 2005, for E-TV (SKY channel 817) he presented the special, “Interviste con il Ministro” (“Interviews with the Minister”). This was a series of episodes in which he interviewed the Minister for Innovation and Technology, Lucio Stanca.
- From September 2001 to January 2002 he presented the TV programme “MisterWeb”, broadcast at 7.30pm on LA7.
- In 2000, he produced Radio3210.com, Italy’s first on-demand radio station with a schedule of brand new formats which could be downloaded on demand, 5 years ahead of podcasts.