"Without high-tech universities of excellence, no high-tech entrepreneurs are made, people who found corporate giants creating high value jobs in return."
Ing. Roger Abravanel, "Aristocracy 2.0 a new élite to save Italy"
A few days ago the book Aristocracy 2.0 a new élite to save Italy of the Alumnus and member of the Advisory Board of the Politecnico di Milano Roger Abravanel.
In the book, the writer analyzes how the problem of relaunching the Italian economy after the pandemic crisis appears particularly complex and how the university system plays a key role in this goal. Millions of young people know today that a degree from an excellent university is the passport to access the best opportunities for professional growth. These young people, who will become the best scientists, graduates and managers, represent a vital resource for the country.
We will discuss it on Monday March 1st with the author Roger Abravanel (Director Emeritus McKinsey, advisor and author), the rector Ferruccio Resta, the president of the Alumni Polytechnic of Milan Enrico Zio and the Alumni Paolo Bertoluzzo (CEO Nexi), Elena Bottinelli (AD IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute) and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (The Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of EECS, University of California, Berkeley).
Live Monday March 1st 2021 | 18:00
The event will be an opportunity to discuss the essay by Alumnus ing. Roger Abravanel Aristocracy 2.0 | a new élite to save Italy (Solferino editions).
The essay, written by Alumnus and member of the Advisory Board of the Politecnico di Milano Roger Abravaneltells how the challenges of post-Covid require a profound transformation of our economic paradigm to exploit the opportunities of the acceleration of the knowledge economy and the birth of a new ruling class, which the author defines as a new aristocracy of talent and education..
Abravanel outlines interesting development scenarios for the university system in the knowledge economy.
The comparison will address the following topics:
Why is the knowledge economy leading to a profound global transformation in the world of university and research?
What do the best Italian universities lack to compete successfully in this transformation?
In conclusion, how to start the transformation towards a university of excellence? What concrete proposal is outlined in the essay?
Together with the author, Alumnus Roger Abravanel, will also be with us the rector Ferruccio Resta, the president of the Alumni Politecnico di Milano Enrico Zio and the Alumni Paolo Bertoluzzo, Elena Bottinelli and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, who will bring an international perspective on the impact of the knowledge economy on universities, on the world of venture capital of large digital companies, health care and life science.
Roger Abravanel | Director Emeritus McKinsey, advisor and writer
Paolo Bertoluzzo | CEO Nexi
Elena Bottinelli | CEO IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele and IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi
Ferruccio Resta| Rector of Politecnico di Milano
Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli| The Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of EECS, University of California, Berkeley
Enrico Zio | Rector's Delegate for Alumni and President of the Association of the Alumni of Politecnico di Milano