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From Seattle to Rome: Why an Amazon SVP returned home to transform his government


Diego Piacentini
Amazon/Italian Government

Alex Torrenegra

Never before has the chasm between the private and public sectors been so deep. While companies innovate at breakneck speed, governments continue to move slow and fitfully. How can the two communities cooperate in order to improve public services and protect the rights of citizens? How should the government leverage AI and big data? How will the private and public sector shape the future of work? Answering these pressing questions is Diego Piacentini, a former SVP at Amazon, who took a two-year sabbatical to transform the way Italy's government does business. Joining him is Alex Torrenegra, the Endeavor Entrepreneur behind Torre and the founder of Democrracy, a project to reimagine democracy in the digital age.