Emilio Bartezzaghi is Full Professor of Business Management in the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano,and he is Vice President of the Politecnico di Milano Foundation, a member of the Evaluation Committee of the University of Verona and from 2004 until 2008 served as delegate of the Rector for Internationalization at the Politecnico di Milano. He served as Director of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano and as President of the MIP Business School of the Politecnico di Milano. He has also been President of AiIG (Italian Association of Management Engineering), a member of the board of EUROMA - European Operations Management Association and Professor of EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) in Brussels. Currently he is coordinator of a large project relating to the reorganization of Justice Courts in Lombardy. He is a member of the Committee for the Protection of the Impartiality of Certiquality (certification body).
Giampio Bracchi is Full Professor of Information Systems at Politecnico di Milano, where he also served as Deputy Rector and chairman of the Technology Transfer Unit from 1990 to 2002. Since 2003 he has been chairman of the Politecnico Foundation. His professional interests lie in the fields of information systems, innovation in finance, and technology transfer. On these topics he has been widely engaged in strategic and management consultancy for large companies, and served as chairman of committees in many private and governmental organizations. He has also served as an advisor to the Italian government, and a member of the scientific and technical committees of the Italian Ministry of Research and of many research and cultural institutions.