Federico Pistono

Member, International Advisory Board

Social Entrepreneur, Italy

Federico Pistono is a social entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, author, scientific educator, activist and public speaker. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Verona, and in 2012 he graduated from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park. He’s the Founder and CEO of Esplori, whose mission is to provide a global, engaging, online learning ecosystem, where anyone can learn anything, anywhere – removing physical, language, and financial barriers; and he’s author of the Amazon best-selling book “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK” and the Sci-Fi Novel “A Tale of Two Futures”.

Federico has extensive experience with grassroots activism since the age of 19, having co-founded and coordinated social movements and non-profits to promote sustainability around the world. He’s a member of the Science Advisory Board of TEDxBologna, Founder and Honorary President of “Association Sustainable Society”, Founder of TEDxVerona, Founder of Axelera, and Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) Italy — TZM has half a million activists in more than 100 countries.

He routinely tours around the world, lecturing at TEDx events, conferences, universities, and symposia; such as the University of San Paolo, the University of Oslo, the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Summit, TEDxVienna, TEDxTaipei, TEDxBologna, TEDxTransmedia, and Singularity University.

He was interviewed by several newspapers, radios, TVs, and magazines, among which are The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Folha de S. Paulo (the most influential newspaper in Brazil), RAI Italian National TV; while he wrote for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, The Work Foundation, and Forbes Magazine. He also has ten years of professional experience as IT Manager, System Administration with Unix and Linux systems, Web Developer and Designer, Director, Editor, and Screenwriter.