The VRE scientific committee is a distinctive element composed of high-level professionals in the field of extended reality.

The Committee is an expression of support to the mission of the festival, which is to increase the knowledge of immersive technologies and the use in different areas from art to business, from entertainment to medicine.

Agostino Angeloni

Agostino Angeloni

Recognised as a dynamic, passionate business leader, focused and determined, he's always searching for ways to grow businesses and develop ideas.

As a proven entrepreneur with a strong vision and business grounding, he knows that it's the Team and not the individuals that leads to success.
His objective is to successfully leverage these skills to bring strategic directions, entrepreneurial energy, leadership and integrity to any organization he's involved with.

Currently he's the President and Executive Board Member of Teleconsys.

Joelle Come

Joelle Come

With an artistic university education (master's degree from the Institut Supérieur des Arts in Brussels), Joëlle Comé has over twenty years of experience in managing cultural and international projects, promoting culture, artistic education and cultural policy.

Through a process that led her to the ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross (in the field and then to headquarters in Geneva) to the ECAL école d'art de Lausanne as head of the cinema department, she was active with various mandates in the field of film production before being nominated in 2007 as executive director of the cultural policy of the Canton of Geneva.

Alberto Gallace

Alberto Gallace

Alberto is a professor of applied cognitive neuroscience. His research investigates the cognitive and neural correlates of sensory processing and multisensory integration in real and mediated environments (man-machine interface, VR and AR). He has a special experience in the sense of touch, which he has been studying for more than 10 years and in the study of the neurocognitive correlates of pain / pleasure.

He is director of the university research center MibTec (Technology Center of Mind and Behavior) and deputy director of the Best4Food center (Bicocca Inter for Science and Technology for Food).

Antonio Libonati

Antonio Libonati

Born in 1985, lawyer and expert in communication, Antonio works at the Senate of the Republic, engaged in the sectors "Constitutional Affairs" and "Culture and Education" in the implementation of communication strategies and management of complex projects in the institutional sphere. In 2014 he contributed in founding the Italian Youth Association for UNESCO, of which he assumed the role of Secretary General and Treasurer. In 2019 he was elected President.

Lorenzo Montagna

Lorenzo Montagna

For over 20 years, Lorenzo was the Chief Executive Officer of the leading Internet companies in Italy. After this experience, he studied the new revolution of "immersive" technologies: Augmented, Virtual, Mixed Reality. He supported companies in adopting VR/AR. He analyzed the phenomenon of these realities and created a direct relationship with market operators in Europe and America, Universities and Business Schools, Agencies, Customers. This experience is analyzed in a book: Realtà Virtuale e Realtà Aumentata. Nuovi media per nuovi scenari di Business.

Lorenzo Prencipe

Lorenzo Prencipe

Scalabrinian missionary for migrants. He completed his theological studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Licentiate in dogmatic theology at the PUG in Rome (1990) and in sociology of communication at the Sorbonne in Paris (1993). Until 2003 he directed CIEMI, the Center for Migration Studies in Paris (France) and “Nuovi Orizzonti Europa”, the magazine for the Italians of France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

In 2009 he was Coordinator of the scientific committee of the National Museum of Italian Emigration-MEI and in 2010 vice-president of FUSIE - Unified Italian Press Federation abroad.

From 2013 to 2016 he was in Paris as Rector of the Italian Catholic Mission and as director at the French Episcopal Conference of the National Pastoral Service of Migrants and Itinerant People (SNPMPI). From 2019 he returns to Rome where he summarizes the Presidency of the Center for Migration Studies (CSER) in Rome and the direction of the scientific journal “Studi Emigrazione”.

Marco Sacco

Marco Sacco

Dr. Marco Sacco, Senior Researcher, head of CNR-STIIMA Lecco subsidiary, and head of division Enterprise Engineering and Virtual Applications (25 people). President of EuroVR (European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality). His experiences are VR/MR/AR applied to the life-cycle of the product/process/factory, discrete event and 3D simulation, Knowledge management and Semantic Web. He has been coordinator of European (two of the larger EU projects in FP-VI and FP-VII) and National/Regional projects. He participated as expert in several board both EU as well at national/regional level for the evaluation of research and development project. He has more than 160 publications (96 Scopus certified – H-index 14 and 738 citations), including papers in academic journals and conference proceedings.

Marco Testoni

Marco Testoni

Composer, music supervisor and music consultant in the field of music for cinema, fiction and advertising. In 2014 he won the Soundtrack Award. In 2015 he was awarded as Composer of the year at the Rome Videoclip Award. As a teacher he directed the first course in Italy of Music Supervisor in 2014. In 2017 his musical and multimedia performances are presented at the Louvre in Paris and at the Macro in Rome. With Dino Audino Editore he published Musica e visual media (2016) e Musica e Multimedia (2019). Musica e visual media (2016) e Musica e Multimedia (2019).

Simone Arcagni

Simone Arcagni

Professor at the University of Palermo. He teaches at the IULM in Milan and at the Scuola Holden in Turin. Scholar of new media and new technologies Simone collaborates with "Nòva - Il Sole 24Ore", "Oxygen", Techno news" " Segnocinema "and other scientific and scientific magazines.

Directs "Screencity Journal" and "EmergingSeries Journal". Member of the "International Advisory Board for Web and Transmedia Strategies" of the Prix Italia of Rai and vice-president of the LUM (Multimedia University Laboratory) of Palermo. He is a consultant and contributor to festivals, institutions, conferences, editorial series, magazines and is part of several national and international scientific committees. His latest publication is Digital Visions. Video, web and new technologies (Einaudi 2016).

Andrey Drobitko

Andrey Drobitko

Founder and CEO at SketchAR. Best Use of AR 2018. Webby Awards winner.

Immersive technologies expert, multidisciplinary artist, and designer. Speaker at tech conferences worldwide.

Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).

Member of The International Federation Of Artists (UNESCO).

Cecilie Levy

Cecilie Levy

Cecilie is an award-winning scriptwriter and currently engaged as an artistic (Ph.D.) researcher at the Norwegian film school. Educated at the Dutch Film and Television Academy, her work includes shorts, children’s films, children’s series, and television dramas. The films won prices at international festivals (Lucas Award, Gilde Film, Florence, Critics Award, Grimstad) and were broadcasted nationally and internationally (ARTE). Her short film Mimoun was nominated for an International Emmy® Kids Awards and won the prestigious, European PRIX JEUNESSE. In 2018 she was awarded a four-year scholarship from the Norwegian Artistic Research Program to do practice-based research into storytelling for virtual reality. Central to her research is the development and production of VR experience Finding Frida.

Giovanna Marinelli

Giovanna Marinelli

Expert in cultural management. She has been Councilor for Culture, Tourism and Sport; she has supervised and coordinated major projects such as Estate Romana and Notti Bianche of Rome. She teaches in the most important Italian University and collaborates with cultural magazine. In the 2013 she was named Knight in "The Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur" by the French Republic. Currently he is president of QAcademy, social enterprise that realizes projects of cultural and formative nature for public and private institutions.

Melodie Mousset

Melodie Mousset

Melodie Mousset is a French artist based in Zurich, who oscillates between virtual e and physical realms.

She is the director of HanaHana 花華presented in the first edition of VRE and is cofounder of PATCH, a native VR authoring tool that plays electronic music in a tridimensional space.

She is a lecturer, artist and reasearcher in the disciplines of mixed reality, she creates artistic investigations in surrealist narratives.

Nicola Rosa

Nicola Rosa

Innovation, experience design, strategy and technology expert who worked for Google, Yahoo!, IBM, Spotify, and Atari; Nicola is currently part of the Accenture Digital where he is the Extended Reality Go-To Market Strategy Lead for UKI. With more than 15 years of experience delivering complex B2E, B2B and B2C digital solutions he has an extensive knowledge about mobile, immersive technologies, data visualisation, broadcasting, media and digital entertainment.

Gaetano Tieri

Gaetano Tieri

Assistant Professor at University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza and Phd in Cognitive Social and Affective Neuroscience. He is an expert in exploring behavioral, physiological and neurophysiological activities by means of Immersive Virtual Reality and conducts research at 1) Virtual reality Lab at Unitelma Sapienza of Rome; 2) at the IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome and 3) Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, head Prof. S.M. Aglioti. He is also expert in developing virtual environments for educational proposal in the fields of Psychology and Neuroscience. Since 2019, He is the head of the Virtual Reality Lab at Unitelma Sapienza of Rome

Antonio Veraldi

Antonio Veraldi

Marketing manager FPA - FORUM PA, a company that for thirty years has organized the exhibition and congress event for digital transformation of Government and Public Health.

I work to build, consolidate and expand networks of public administrators and business managers. My goal is to help spread digital transformation for health: because digital technologies can improve quality of life of elderly people, non self-sufficient people, fragile or suffering from chronic diseases.