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On Monday, March 14 on our Business Circle Facebook page( a webinar will be broadcast at 9 p.m. titled: Artificial Intelligence, What Opportunities for Businesses?The topic, which is highly topical, will be addressed by:


A physicist from the world of academic research, he was responsible for one of the crucial systems of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva where he played "with a billion dollar Lego box without breaking anything". After an experience at CERN as Senior Researcher at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (NY, USA) he returned to Italy to continue his academic activity as a lecturer at the Department of Physics at the University of Milan, but also to start a spin-off for the digitalization of SMEs.Valerio Grassi started his career developing semiconductor devices for aerospace in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, collaborated in the development of the fluorescence detector electronics of the Auger experiment in Argentina, where his collaboration discovered the first evidence of an extra-galactic source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, and then took responsibility for one of the crucial systems of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva.Author and co-author of more than 170 scientific articles in international journals, he is a co-discoverer of the Higgs boson, one of the key elements of our Universe. Valerio Grassi is member of the Italian Physical Society (SIF), of the European Physical Society (EPS) and Senior Member IEEE (USA).Valerio Grassi is currently Innovation Manager certified by the Ministry of Economic Development and adjunct professor at the Physics Department of the University of Milan where he teaches electronics. He is the CEO and founder of Atlas Advanced Technologies, a spin-off of Unilock, a company that develops clamping systems and accessories for CNC machines. In the latter he oversees the area of innovation and business development with the role of COO.For his academic and scientific dissemination activities, on 27 December 2019 he was awarded the title of Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

Giulio Ancilli

Graduated in Mathematics at the University of Siena, he has held the role of CIO in several medium-large companies. For more than 20 years he has been involved in the implementation of Machine-Learning and Artificial Intelligence systems aimed at supporting companies in the paradigm shift from the traditional reactive approach towards a proactive approach with consequent benefits in terms of profitability.Today, in addition to his role as President of the University of Siena Alumni Association, he is also Managing Director and Head of the "Advanced Analytics, BigData & IoT Solutions" division of Prometeo srl.