Il Tecnovisionarie International Award is now in its sixteenth edition. Sixteen editions that allowed a Women & Tech – Association of Women and Technologies to reward 170 professionals who have distinguished themselves for their vision, social impact, transparency of behavior and ethics.
At the center of the scene this year there was a very topical theme: il FinTech.
But what exactly is this “fintech” we hear about on a daily basis?
The word comes from the crasis between Financial and Technology, that is, between finance and technology. And this anticipates the meaning of the term a little: FinTech is the set of financial services and products that are provided by adopting the most advanced information technologies. A combination that is increasingly frequent today and that is allowing the world of finance to evolve, grow and adapt not only to the different needs of today’s consumers but also to the new way of approaching the bureaucracy that distinguishes the new generations. However, this is only one aspect: fintech also embraces the needs of companies, credit institutions and all market players.
And no, obviously it is not a purely male sector. Indeed, a recent research by Deloitte has shown how women are increasingly protagonists: Over the past decade, FinTech startups founded by women have grown significantly faster than those founded by men.
Le Tecnovisionarie 2022: how does this prestigious award work?
Il Tecnovisionarie International Award was created by Gianna Martinengofounder and President of Women & Tech.
Every year dozens of applications are collected, after which it is up to the Jury, made up of qualified exponents from the world of culture, communication, science and innovation, to select 10 profiles on objective evidence of excellence of the candidatesconsidering this year the value that they have brought to FinTech, both in the role of protagonists of the evolution of the sector, and in that of recipients of financial and technological services.
Are you curious to know who makes up this jury? Here are the members of this edition: Diana Bracco, President and CEO of the Bracco Group and President of the Bracco Foundation; Daniela Aleggiani, Vice President of the 3M Foundation, Giovanna Boggio Robutti, General Director of the Foundation for Financial Education and Savings (ABI); Deborah Chiodoni, Director of the Press Office, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan; Barbara Digiglio, Deputy Director of Elle and Digital Director of Elle.it; Gianna Martinengo, President of Didael KTS, President and Founder of Women & Technologies®; Franca Melfi Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Robotic Surgery, University Hospital of Pisa; Patrizia Rutigliano Executive Vice President of Goverment Affairs, CSR and Communications SNAM; Federica Villa Head of the Presidency and Institutional Relations of the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
The winners of the 2022 Tecnovisionarie International Award
Alessia Cappello, Councilor for Economic Development and Labor Policies of the Municipality of Milan also took part during the award ceremony
As anticipated there are 10 winners of the 2022 Tecnovisionarie International Awardorganized in collaboration with the Council of the Lombardy Region.
Maria Enrica Angelone, CEO of Wallife, a startup in the Insurtech sector that studies and ensures the new risks of scientific and technological progress. Its objective is to protect the individual from the risks generated, for example, by the use of biometrics in the world of digital payments or security in the world of virtual currencies or, again, the risks of medical-scientific applications in human life.
Emanuela Campari Bernacchi, Lawyer, Partner in charge of the structured finance department and co-head of the fintech department of the Gattai, Minoli, Partners law firm. Considered a pioneer in the legal sector of Italian Fintech, having started studying it from an international perspective well before its diffusion in our country, you have assisted the major players in the fintech market in Italy.
Erika Fattori, Group Brand Strategy Director and Brand & Communication Director, Nexi. Erika Fattori has developed the new positioning of the Group, created the Nexi brand and manages all marketing communication activities for Nexi in Italy and Europe, also supporting the Partner Banks in their communication initiatives related to credit cards and digital payments.
Antonella Grassigli, Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor and owner of a professional firm based in Bologna and Milan. Since 2018 he has been CEO of Doorway, a Fintech startup founded together with other Business Angels with the aim of innovating the venture capital raising industry for start-ups and SMEs.
Anna Lambiase, CEO & Founder of IR Top Consulting, a leading financial boutique in Italy in management consulting for Equity Capital Markets and Financial Advisor for the listing of SMEs. He has collaborated with over 100 companies taking care of their listening processes, evaluations, industrial plans elaboration, M & A operations and bond issues.
Sara NogglerCEO of Polyhedra, a company that has been dealing with public relations and institutional relations since 2018 with a focus on Blockchain Crypto NFT and now Metaverso who works with several Italian and international market leaders.
Maria-Teresa Paracampo, Associate Professor of Financial Markets Law and Digital Innovation at the Department of Law of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. She is the author of numerous publications and has long been involved in the study of legal problems relating to financial advice and the intersections with the insurance and credit world, together with those relating to the evolution of technologies applied to finance.
Claudia Parzani, partner of the international law firm Linklaters for which he has held important managerial roles over the years. Since April 2022 he has been Chairman of Borsa Italiana SpA after having held the role of Deputy Chairman and previously that of non-executive director. He is also Deputy Chairman of Il Sole 24 Ore SpA
Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Full Professor of Economic Law in the Faculty of Banking, Financial and Insurance Sciences of the Catholic University, in the same University he holds the role of Deputy Rector. He is a member of the Financial Supervision and Information Authority (ASIF), the competent institution of the Holy See for the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and consultant of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Paola Trecarichi, General Manager of HiPay Italia, has been offering support to Italian e-commerce for more than six years, guaranteeing them a better management of their online transactions, with the aim of increasing their sales volumes thanks to a global and innovative payment gateway. HiPay is in fact a global payment platform that allows merchants to accept payments securely in more than 150 currencies and through more than 220 payment methods on all channels: online, mobile and instore.
The Tecnovisionarie, who walked the stage of the Giorgio Gaber Auditorium in Palazzo Pirelli, received a canvas from the ANITA ‘collection, dedicated to women who have been able to combine “heart and invention” by reaching prestigious goals in the service of others, specially created for the Prize by Carlotta Todeschini.
“The technovisionaries awarded tonight are women who manage investment funds using AI systems, who drive important payment platforms, who exploit the power of data, which support the real economy – said Gianna Martinengo – They are women who carry out different professions , but they are united by common values: determination, sensitivity, full vision of the international market in which they operate and which, every day, overcome cultural limits and separation of knowledge, aiming for progress that is truly within everyone’s reach. I am therefore particularly proud that an award like the Tecnovisionaries not only gives these extraordinary women the value they deserve, but that it can be an inspiration so that female talent is increasingly appreciated and recognized “.