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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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”.
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.
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).
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).
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 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.
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.