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  • Mr Gianpiero Lotito
    Founder and CEO


Gianpiero Lotito is Founder, with Mariuccia Teroni, and CEO of FacilityLive, the most funded Italian high tech startup with global ambitions that develops a platform for information management driven by a next generation search engine with patents granted in 44 countries worldwide (including Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Russia, Israel South Africa and Australia).
FacilityLive is considered to be one of the European search platforms of the future. In fact its disruptive technology, that finds exactly what you are asking for, allows people and organisations have a compelling user experience in information search.
Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, included it in four Global Software Vendor lists: Enterprise Search, Knowledge Management, Point Based Solutions and Cool Vendor 2014 for CRM.
FacilityLive is the first non-UK company admitted to the London Stock Exchange’s ELITE Programme in London (read the FacilityLive profile on ELITE website), is business member of the European Internet Forum (EIF) and is founding member of the European Tech Alliance, the first European association for the development and support of Made in Europe startups.

Gianpiero is a technologist, Data Scientist, innovative entrepreneur, with an important musical career behind him, who has been working for 30 years with Mariuccia Teroni on innovative projects for the technology world applied to content.
He was Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Publishing at the University of Milan and wrote books and articles on technology for major Italian editors like Bruno Mondadori, Sperling and Gruppo Espresso.
From 2014 to 2016 Gianpiero was Ambassador of e-Skills for Jobs: a project under the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs of the European Commission.
In 2015 he received the Gold Medal of the city of Pavia for his commitment and contribution to technology innovation.
In 2016 he was the Innovative Entrepreneur chosen by the Italian Minister of Economic Development to represent Italy at the European Council for Competitiveness organized by the Dutch Presidency of the European Commission in Amsterdam to discuss the main challenges and opportunities arising from digitisation of industry within Europe.
In 2017 he was nominated Ambassador of the second phase of Watify – Boosting Technological Transformation: a new project of the EU Commission for the modernisation of Europe’s industry.
He’s a technology expert, he has a clear vision of the future and he is often interviewed on TV, radio and in the press by prestigious global media like BBC World News (3 times on TV and 1 on radio), Süddeutsche Zeitung, Daily Telegraph, CNBC Global, Franceinfo, RAI, Politico, Huffington Post UK, Radio 24, Corriere della Sera, L’Espresso.
He is a regular speaker at international events such as the European Business Summit, Rimini Meeting, Startup Europe Summit, Digital Venice, Pisa Internet Festival, the Single Market Forum organized by the European Commission, and at the European Parliament, European Internet Forum, London Stock Exchange and TEDx.