Innovation & Technology
engineer- ing. pIETRO AZZARA
Entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience. After graduating in Electronic Engineering, he began working in Spain, the Czech Republic and Portugal on international projects in the world of information technology.
Back in Italy in 2002 he founded Azatec, System Integrator and Cloud Managed Service Provider, where he currently holds the role of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He has also co-founded and invested in digital marketing, communication and digital events companies.
In 2017 he became passionate about the Crypto and Blockchain world and subsequently founded BLOCKCHAINITALIA.IO, a Software house and training, services and consulting company in the blockchain field, which launched Dedit.io, a platform for “notarization”, winner of the Top of The award. PID of the chambers of commerce and the only one in Europe to notarize on different Blockchains including Algorand, and italianwonders.io tokenization platform for the art world and NFT marketplace.
In July 2018, he founded the BLOCKCHAIN FORUM ITALIA, the first Italian fair in the sector, its first edition on 7 November 2018.
On 29 January 2019, he was elected President of Italia 4 Blockchain, the primary Italian and trade association for the study, diffusion and promotion of blockchain technology in Italy.
In August of the same year, he was included in the “Top 100 FinTech Leaders and influencers in Italy” list and in January 2020 in the list of TOP Influencers Blockchain of Startup Italia.
In September 2020, he was one of the founders of IBNO – the Italian Observatory on the Blockchain.
From May 2021 he is advisor of Folks Finance, a DeFI decentralized finance protocol for lending and borrowing operations built on the Algorand blockchain.
He is a member of the Working Group on Education and Public Administration within the INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) set up by the European Commission.
He is a founding partner and member of the presidency council of the Italian Digital SME Alliance.
Member of the Blockchain Task Force of the European Digital sme Alliance network of European SMEs based in Brussels.
Vice President of Confassocissioni Digital with responsibility for the Blockchain.
He has been a speaker at various conferences and events, including international ones, such as the 29th edition of the Krynica Economic Forum in Poland in September 2019 and the XXXth Edition of the Forum in Karpacz in September 2021.
Lecturer in the Blockchain Innovation Manager training courses promoted by Italia4blockchain. He also taught in some university courses and private masters in innovation, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, training modules related to the blockchain world.
Other Lectures for IFOA – Blockchain and the agrifood supply chain, LUM University on Blockchain and the world of Pharma, a course in Economic and Law Digital Asset of the University of Florence of BABEL.
Professor of the Master Naples Fintech Lab of the University of Naples Parthenope – Blockchain in Finance.
Professor of the Master Blockchain Economy and Cryptoasset of the Mercatorum University
Member of the CHAISE Expert Advisory Board: Chaise Blockchainskills group of European experts in the Blockchain field, to provide technical and scientific support and evaluate the progress and results of the European strategy for blockchain skills: Blockchain Skills for Europe.
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