Contact Tracing & Privacy: come risolvere il Trilemma

Contact Tracing & Privacy: come risolvere il Trilemma Per un Italiano che vive a 10,000Km di distanza, non è piacevole assistere al conflitto interno tra stampa, cittadini, governo e imprenditori, causato dalla (giusta) scelta di utilizzare “Immuni” come app di Contact Tracing. Oltre 4 milioni di risultati per una semplice ricerca “Immuni Privacy” su Google suonano […]

Why Visa acquired Plaid

Why Visa acquired Plaid Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash It seems clear that Plaid’s revenue potential is only a (minimal) part of the reasons behind the acquisition: the 2x price/valuation is probably more justified by the desire to either protect the core business or keep competitors away from the new business. Plaid in numbers: 💵 investments […]

London DeFi Summit: Key Takeaways

my presentation in the Main room on Tuesday London DeFi Summit: Key Takeaways Last week we sponsored the DeFi Summit in London; 300 DeFi enthusiasts, developers, fund managers, investors, and founders got together at Imperial College to discuss the status and the development of Decentralized Finance. Cambrial and Semantic did a fantastic job in coordinating ~60 […]

Life lessons I like or wish I knew before

Life lessons I like or wish I knew before A constantly-updated list of life lessons I wrote myself or found somewhere else (in no particular order)…because…best teachers are not always found in a classroom Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash In constant update: Life lessons I like or wish I knew before A constantly-updated list of life lessons […]

Relaunching the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association: introducing Berkeley StEP

Relaunching the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association: introducing Berkeley StEP By Luca Cosentino and Adam Brudnick The unlocked potential of UC Berkeley is astonishing. It doesn’t take long to be captivated by the basement of the Moffit Library, the place where students transform long CS group assignments into fun projects. When students get together the potential is massive: […]

Data Scientist to Product Manager? It’s not a common path, they say

Data Scientist to Product Manager? It’s not a common path, they say Why data science makes great product managers. You spent a few years crunching data, analyzing information, going deep on customers’ behavior online, offline, omnichannel, mobile, in store, and every possible intersection of those. You are constantly under pressure, deadlines seem to run fast and […]

Machine Learning: where to start from

Machine Learning: where to start from The particular application of Machine Learning to business is becoming more and more popular. I guess what really convinced me to spend time on Machine Learning is exactly this fascinating intersection between technology, algorithms, statistics, and business: very rarely, an innovation has found ground in business as quickly as ML. […]

The Brexit Dilemma. Who’s the prisoner?

The Brexit Dilemma. Who’s the prisoner? 51.9% Leave doesn’t tell the truth. Neither do words from European and UK leaders. The irrational Brexit puts both Europe and UK in a prisoner’s position. Stay or Leave, this is the Dilemma. Even after the Referendum. I moved to the UK, to London in particular, a bit over […]