CEO Dallara Automobili
Andrea Pontremoli joined IBM in 1980, hired as a simple maintenance technician he traveled through his professional career until he was appointed IBM Italy President and CEO in 2004.
In October 2007, Andrea Pontremoli left his position as President and CEO of IBM Italy and accepted a new challenge, joining engineer Gian Paolo Dallara at the helm of Dallara Automobili. Pontremoli joins as a Partner of the founder, Gian Paolo Dallara, and assumes the position of Managing Director and General Manager.
Since November 2007, he has been Director of the "Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management" at Bologna Business School at the University of Bologna.
Since April 2008, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Barilla S.p.A. and since May 2012 he has been a member and Lead Independent Director in the Board of Directors of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.
He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Parma since January 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors of Turbocoating Group S.p.A. since December 2017.
As of June 2019, he is a member of the BoD of Credit Agricole Italia S.p.A.
In 2004, the University of Parma awarded him an Honoris Causa degree in Computer Engineering for the expertise gained over the years of his managerial activity and for his constant commitment to the technological development of territorial realities.
On June 2, 2006, he received from President of the Republic Ciampi the honor of Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
Andrea Pontremoli is also involved in several initiatives with non-profit and nonprofit companies:
- President of MUNER (Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna, Non Profit for Education)
- President Innovation Farm (Non Profit for Education)
- President Centro Studi Valceno (Nonprofit for Culture and Territory)
- Vice President ASPHI (Nonprofit for Disability Management through Information Technology)
Moderator: Gian Luca Pellegrini, Director QuattroRuote
8:30 | Registration opening
9:00 | Institutional greetings (Opening remarks)
9:45 | McKinsey speech
10:20 | Motor Valley Top Table
11:40 | Keynote speeches
13:00 | Ribbon Cutting
Official ribbon cutting and opening of the event at Accademia Militare
Moderators: Pierluigi Bonora, Il Giornale & Simona Dell'Utri, CEO e Founder BEVALORY
The automotive industry is moving toward an increasingly digital, connected, autonomous and green future thanks to new technologies and innovations in the world of products and services. The industry will employ a growing number of highly skilled professionals, with an ever-increasing demand for vertical skills.
The automotive world needs skills which today are in short supply at all levels. The number of young people embarking on a degree program is steadily decreasing, and fewer and fewer are completing the degree. With the arrival of the virtual world, there is an additional need for very specific skills involving technologies to provide the product and service.
We must also consider the emergence of major social phenomena, such as war and the energy crisis, that have convinced many people to review their work-life balance pacts with companies. How to engage, incentivize, and stimulate new talent in the specific field? How to train them for actual Market (STEM) needs.