Marco Montemagno is a digital entrepreneur, public speaker, broadcaster. Marco curated and hosted Reporter Diffuso, Italy’s foremost television program about the internet on Sky News – Sky TG24 – for 7 years, interviewing thousands of leaders and innovators in the tech and media world in front of millions of viewers every Saturday morning. A prolific public speaker Marco’s engagements range from one-to-one interviews with well known figures such as Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) in front of 1,500 people, to live interviews with: Al Gore, Jeff Bezos, Nicholas Negroponte and many more.
Marco was the day’s host for “Techcrunch Europe 2012″ in Rome, co-MC @ LeWeb 2012 in Paris.
During 2013 you can see him as speaker/moderator at Social Media World Forum 2013 (London), IDCEE (Kiev), Techcrunch Italy (Rome).
He has been instrumental in the promotion of the internet and digital economy to Italian businesses and consumers via successful events to reveal the opportunities presented by the Internet.
Marco was founding organizer of Social Media Week Italy (over 500 events, 500 speakers, 80.000 visitors in 3 editions), Codice Internet (a tour of Italian cities with a tech show in theaters), Al Gore Meets Bloggers (600 bloggers live on TV) and Startup Train (1.000 startuppers on a high speed train!).
He has been through every medium (TV, Radio, Web, Newspapers), doing presentations in the most desperate conditions, from town squares to castles, from mega conventions of 5,000 people to hotel rooms with 2 people, from meetings at nursing homes with eighty-year-olds to face-to-face meetings with sixteen-year-olds behind school desks.
His latest startup promotes new media and technologies to politicians, connecting the political world with digital innovation and opportunity.
Previously Marco was co founder and CEO of Blogosfere, one of largest and most influential blog networks subsequently acquired by Populis.
Marco lives between Italy and the UK with his partner and children.
He loves table tennis and in a previous life was ranked n° 3 in Italy. He is considering a comeback for the next Olympics…
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