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Francesco Grillo

Francesco is Academic Visitor at St.Antony's College (University of Oxford) and Associate at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. Advistor to the Minister of Education, Universities and Research. Managing director of Vision and Value, the management consulting firm, advising strategies to major institutions (including the European Commission and Italian Ministry of Economy) and multinationals. He has been Visiting Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute.

He is also Director of the think tank Vision. Together with Vision he lead a number of projects on the impact of the Internet on Society, social innovation, the future of universities and on smart cities.  He is author of Innovation, Democracy and Efficiency, 2015 with Palgrave (, Il Ritorno della Rete, 2001, ed. Fazi, on the impact of ICT on health care systems, La Macchina che cambiò il Mondo, 2002, ed. Fazi, on the impact of ICT on the car and the transportation system, and Il Sonno della Ragione, 2003, ed. Marsilio on the crisis of rationality.

He is a Philosophiae Doctor at the at The London School of Economics where he conducted a thesis on the effectiveness of public investments in R&D. He got  a Laurea cum Laude in Economia from LUISS University in Rome and an MBA with High Honors from Boston University, MA where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. He wrote a number of scientific articles on methodologies for universities evaluation and rankings, regional innovation strategies and smart specialization, distributed information systems and monitoring of public policies.

His analyses have been quoted by international media like The Economist, he has been interviewed by BBC and he is currently columnist on Corriere della Sera and Il Messaggero. He has also written for all other major Italian newspapers including Il Sole 24 Ore, La Repubblica.

Previously at Bank of Tokyo - London as a Head of Italian Desk, he has been Associate with McKinsey. The "McKinsey Mind" introduces Francesco as a success case of application of McKinsey problem solving methodologies to public sector and political questions.

He was among the founding members of the Lisbon Council for competitiveness and he is a member of the Association of the Italian Management Consulting Firms and, in this capacity, a member of the Italian Association of Young Entrepreneurs. He has been board member of a number of NGOS including the Agency that is working to promote legality and sustainable development in areas near his birth city Naples.

He run the Berlin Marathon in less than 3 hour and a quarter, he likes to ski and play tennis and he is a fan of Juventus but his real passion is Chiara.