About

Short Version

Gianfranco Chicco is a marketer and digital strategist who focuses on creating people-centered experiences to tie together the physical and the digital worlds.

He’s passionate about innovative technology and design applied to brands, products, services and cities, and how they can provide value to users.

A professional nomad, his work and personal interests keep him traveling around the globe (Americas, Europe, Asia).

In short, he likes doing stuff more than talking about stuff.

Longer Version

Gianfranco Chicco is a marketer and digital strategist who focuses on creating people-centered experiences to tie together the physical and the digital worlds. He’s passionate about innovative technology and design applied to brands, products and services and how they can provide value to users. A professional nomad, his work and personal interests keep him traveling around the globe (Americas, Europe, Asia).

Gianfranco is the Chief Dreamer Officer at Conference Basics, consulting to several international organizations. Some of his current projects include the MLOVE ConFestival in Germany and Japan and the Social Media Week 2013 in Milan. Before that he was the Marketing Director at the World Business Forum (Italy/Europe), Chief Operating Officer at Red Innova (Spain/Latam), Marketing Manager of the innovative PICNIC Festival (The Netherlands) and Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction (Italy) and Chief Laughter Officer at the TEDxSilkRoad (Turkey) among others. His events have featured well-known speakers like President Bill Clinton, Michael Porter, Philip Kotler, Kevin Roberts, Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow, Malcolm Gladwell, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Welch and many others from companies like Facebook, Google, frog, Evernote, IDEO, AKQA, Fjord and Massive Health.

In his free time, Gianfranco is dedicated to his other passions: photography, writing for various publications (including Wired UK and Italy) and on his blogs (www.gchicco.comwww.conferencebasics.com), traveling, learning new languages, tinkering with open-source electronics and running barefoot-style.

In short, he likes doing stuff more than talking about stuff.

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