Vito Di Bari – Keynote Speaker

An acclaimed futurist and innovation designer, 'the new European guru of innovation', according to The Financial Times

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Specialist Subjects

  • Global Trends
  • Business Innovation Strategy
  • Future of Marketing
  • Future Cities
  • Big Data


  • Italian


Vito Di Bari is an inspirational speaker with a dash of humour who literally shows the future on stage. His keynotes combine the depth of business strategies and the magic of entertainment. Founded on a solid scientific approach, his keynotes include the unveiling of new technologies, and reveal a detailed forecasting of medium-term business trends.

His background as United Nation’s IMI UNESCO Executive Director and university professor is harmoniously paired with his showmanship style to create memorable and storytelling using custom films on theatrical screens, humour and the occasional coups de theatre, to show us the future: how our lives will change in the next 5 to 15 years. Tailored to each individual event, because no two keynotes are alike, Vito Di Bari recounts the stories of evolution of individual business segments, uncovers the future way of working in those industries, as well as the future competition in those markets.

Telling stories of individuals responsible for pivotal moments throughout history while echoing the works of artists, writers, and philosophers, all narrated as an enchanting tale of the never-ending challenge of human civilization. Now throw in some metaphors, paradoxes, and jokes…a lot of jokes. Live interactions with the audience to sprinkle in extemporaneous brainstorming, some blitz surveys, Q&A’s, and even dancing. Add a dash of live tweets to and from the people in the room, tweeting infographics and receiving back comments in real time. The keywords of Vito’s topics are future, innovation, leadership, business trends, business growth. The keywords of Vito’s style are inspirational, humour, story-telling, vision.

Vito Di Bari was the Innovation Designer for the World Expo 2015, Executive Director at United Nations’ UNESCO, in Paris, and Professor of Design and Management of Innovation at Polytechnic University of Milan. Quoted as one of the three most influential futurists in the world, Vito has published 11 books on innovation and hosted the show “Live from the Future” on Discovery Channel. Named Big Thinker 2014, he is considered the thought leader of the tech driven design movement Neo-Futurism. TEDx speaker in five continents. The Financial Times has defined him as “the Guru of Innovation and Design”; the Nobel for Economics Kenneth Arrow, said, “Vito Di Bari engineers dreams. Concrete dreams, based on solid facts”.

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