Riccardo Paterni

Africa upcoming manufacturing mighty?

#Africa is just about to show all of his mighty and potential linked to a workforce with standards of skills and know-how rapidly rising. Yet the drive to these developments is still foreign: #Chinese .

Quite an interesting overall case study from an economic and societal point of view, interesting article… “The world next great manufacturing center”.

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Riccardo co-autor of an academic paper on Solar Mobility

The Paper by the Title:

Market Growth and Perspective for Solar Mobility: The Case of India

By

Vikas Badiger, International MBA University of Pisa, Italy

Riccardo Paterni, Synergy Pathways, Italy

Cristiano Fragrassa, Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorium University of Bologna, Italy

Abstract. This research aims at exploring and tapping the emerging market of solar powered technology as a way to fuel the transport industry in a vision of modern and sustainable mobility. It is based on three main aspects: an overview of solar powered vehicles and their recent developments; the current market research and analysis, including industry analysis, country analysis and market trends in the specific case of fast developing country as India; the assessment on potential investment opportunities and strategies toward an active role on the developing solar car market.

Keywords: Sustainable mobility · Solar powered vehicles · Market research · Developing countries · India

Book “Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017” Springer Publisher

Selected papers on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

Editors: Campana, G., Howlett, R.J., Setchi, R., Cimatti, B. (Eds.)

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The end of work (as we know it)

Thought provoking view: after realizing that we need to focus on becoming #professionals (spilling and branding ourselves), the next step is the one to go totally of preset job dynamics into the ones that are focusing in #criticalthinking and relevant #problemsolving ; to note that we are bound to use our brain more than ever! Let’s leave #ArtificialIntelligence work on all the other stuff …

Working: learning how to ask questions and answer them by doing …

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Management lessons from Formula 1

At the following link a very interesting article from Professor Mark Jenkins. I believe that the current dynamics in F1 (relevant to technological and overall management change) make the contents of it even more sound and relevant. It will be interesting to see the impact of a the integration of the overall management american and european style in LibertyMedia over the project.

Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn is playing a key role in this from an experience and cross-cultural view perspective.

Article by Professor Mark Jenkins

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When technology actually represents innovation

The focus on #innovation must be actual business developed otherwise we cannot talk about actual innovation. In many cases what we consider technological innovation is not innovation at all because it does not consider properly into the equation the #keyelement : #customer needs and wants (current and shortly upcoming) . #fasttrackbook

An article on the subject

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How to move ahead, no matter what …

The old saying on #entrepreneurship states that we have to focus specializing on one activity in order to excel and build a successful business on it.

Elon Musk

Times have changed and, as Elon Musk entrepreneurial activities show, it is necessary to use acquired dynamic knowledge and networks in order to become ‘specialized-generalists’ driven by #visionary principles and #synergistic practices across different fields of action.

An article on the subject …

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Ideas environments: drivers to entrepreneurship

They used to be called business ecosystems: clusters of cooperation and healthy competition within a certain geographical area. Today we talk about #ideasenvironments because everything has become much more subject to dynamic changes and disruptions.

Such environments are essential to any enterprise to survive and thrive; for this reason every business should actively participate in developing such physical and conceptual areas.

Interesting perspectives on the topic at this link.

 

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MANAGING KNOW-HOW AS AN ASSET FOR BUSINESS GROWTH.

New technologies, people’s visions and the integration of socio-cultural aspects are key drivers to international business growth not necessarily linked to large size companies. Today Small and Midsize Enterprises represent a powerful force of change in global business development from many perspectives.

Riccardo Paterni (moderator), Pierpaolo Vannucci (Vannucci & Associati), Stefano Bortoletto (Club Tecnologia e Passione), Nicola Scimeca (Ycom)

This has surfaced during the workshop “Business growth through leveraging on new technologies and know-how” held today as part of the University of Pisa International MBA. The master has reached the 8th edition and it features 34 participants representing twenty different nationalities with a very high level of multifaceted diversity.  Industry 4.0 concepts and practices; innovation focus developed through organizational networks; know-how developed in a production field leveraged upon also in other ones; international business development from socio-cultural perspectives; these are the topics outlined in the workshop by the four presenting organizations.

Marco Dell’Osso, Strategic Marketing Manager in Futura, (manufacturer of converting machinery for the tissue paper industry) has outlined concepts and practices of Industry 4.0 by pointing out the features of the latest projects the company is developing and utilizing and that it will develop in the future. 

Stefano Bortoletto, coordinator of the ‘Club Tecnologia e Passione‘ has illustrated the characteristics and purposes of this club of companies belonging to several fields and driven by common goals of innovation focus going also beyond technology into socio-cultural fields.

Nicola Scimeca and Mario Saccone, founders of Ycom have outlined how a company specialised in developing prototypes and services within the highest echelon of global Motorsport, has potential and capabilities (because of the unique technological and cultural characteristics of the field) to develop rapid and efficient innovation to the benefit also of other industrial sectors. 

Pierpaolo Vannucci, founder of firm Vannucci e Associati (part of an international network of Chartered Accountants and business development, MGI) has illustrated the development of a project bridging Italian technologically driven socio-cultural know-how in a progressive country as Morocco. 

Overall the workshop, moderated by Riccardo Paterni co-founder of Synergy Pathways,  has stimulated active interaction with the international audience and the many cultural, academic and professional perspectives present have stimulated analysis and debates. As part of the workshop process the companies have also strengthen their relationship of cooperation with the MBA network and the students have been offered opportunities to actively know about the companies the companies unique projects already.

Photos from the event at this link

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Ideas environments: the fuel to entrepreneurship

They used to be called business ecosystems: clusters of cooperation and healthy competition within a certain geographical area. Today we talk about #ideasenvironments because everything has become much more subject to dynamic changes and disruptions.

Such environments are essential to any enterprise to survive and thrive; for this reason every business should actively participate in developing such physical and conceptual areas.

At this link an interesting perspectives on the topic.

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