With over one million people and 2,500 appointments between physical and digital events generated in the last five editions, Milan Digital Week closed on October 9th. The main theme of the sixth edition, the Development of Limits, aimed to create a collective dialogue on the future of training, environment, AI, new services to citizens, health, the circular economy and new art forms.
The program of meetings was completed by four inaugural addresses. Benjamin Labatut, the Chilean essayist, writer and AI pioneer, with his latest book “The Maniac” (Adelphi, 2023). Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of A2A and professor at the Politecnico di Milano on the new horizons of urban mobility, between digitalization, decarbonization and prospects of electric mobility. The economist Jacques Attalì, the head of Planet Finance, on the economy of life and new utopias. Donald Norman, international expert in cognitive science, design and cognitive engineering systems, on the evolution of education and teaching, in a discussion with Francesco Zurlo, Dean of the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano and Susanna Sancassani, director of the METID at the Politecnico di Milano.
As part of these discussions on the issues of the digital age and the ensuing paradigm changes, we sought the views of Marco Sabetta, General Manager of Salone del Mobile.Milano who, with Francesco Zurlo and Enrica Danese, Head of Institutional Communications, Sustainability Projects & Sponsorship TIM, spoke on 6 October on Furnishings and the Circular Economy