Managing Director Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division
Regina received her BA in International Affairs from George Washington University. She then went on to receive both her MBA and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
• After completing graduate school in 2004, Regina spent four years working on Media Mergers & Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs in Los Angeles.
• She joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and now sits in the Chicago office as a Managing Director within the Global Industrials Group.
• She oversees the global automotive and global mobility technologies verticals.
• For over fifteen years, Regina has dedicated her career to advising corporate clients on a variety of transactions, including traditional mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as a variety of debt and equity capital markets transactions.
• Regina lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and their two children.
Moderator: Dario Donato, Journalist Mediaset TGCOM 24
The impact of the war in Ukraine, the commodity crisis, and the pandemic have shown how it is necessary for companies in the industry to invest in technology, data analytics, but also in the evolution of the supply chain in terms of technology that can provide predictive analysis as well as timely resolutions to disruptions in the chain. The first mission of the NRP includes investments in innovation and digitization. In this context, "Transition 4.0" is also defined, consisting of a plan of incentives implemented through tax credits that will cover research and development activities but also in innovative technologies and digital skills in the private sector. What role does open innovation play in this context? How do large companies interpret these phenomena and how do they capitalize on them?
In the last 12 months we have seen the tech market lose a lot of value (Tesla -50%, Google -25%, Twitter ?...), linked on the one hand to the geopolitical situation, on the other hand to the recession (due to inflation, cost of finance, scarcer capital, decline in valuations, M&A activity, decline in availability of capital for Open Innovation).