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ITALIAFINTECH
COMPETITIVENESS. SPEED.
SIMPLIFICATION. PROMOTION. SUPPORT.
The association of Fintech entrepreneurs in Italy that brings together the most innovative national and international companies.
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“I'm convinced that ItaliaFintech has a fundamental role to play in linking up individual users, finance companies and institutions, since it is an expression of all the players that are working every day to bring new products and services onto the market.”

Sergio Zocchi
President of ItaliaFintech
CEO of October Italy
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“Fintech is now part of the Italian system.
We want to affirm Italy as a vibrant market for this sector. Fintech companies are highly specialist, and this helps us to keep costs low and times fast.”

Andrea crovetto
CEO of Azimut Direct
WHAT WE DO

Mission

ItaliaFintech facilitates the growth and spread of the culture of innovation in the financial services and focuses its activities on three main areas: advocacy, networking and education.

Advocacy

Lobbying activities in Italy and Europe. The association seeks to maintain and boost the dialogue about Fintech with the institutions and it does so through advisory services and regulatory proposals of support for businesses.

Networking

Promotion of the development of Fintech in our country through solid relationships and collaborations with incumbents, consultancy companies, Big Tech and Universities.

Education

Education and information on initiatives and on Fintech’s potential for customers, businesses and families.

OUR STRENGTH

The members

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Management Committee

Sergio Zocchi

PRESIDENT

Chairman of ItaliaFintech since 2022 and CEO of October Italy. Entrepreneur and Venture Capital Investor in the high-tech sector, he was also Managing Partner of United Ventures and partner of Italian Angels for Growth.

Camilla Cionini Visani

GENERAL DIRECTOR

With ItaliaFintech since 2020.  She has worked as the head of the Business Area at the General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) and in various leading roles with the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE). She has acquired extensive experience of governance in companies and listed and private banks.

Barbara Avalle

VICE PRESIDENT

COO of Doorway. Equity Investing Platform. Twenty years of experience in investment banking and asset management in leading foreign companies. Advisor for SMEs for the issue of Private Debt. Angel Investor and Member of Italian Angels for Growth.

Matteo Tarroni

VICE PRESIDENT

CEO and Co-founder of Workinvoice, the first Italian invoice trading platform. He worked for Mediobanca until 2003 and then for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. The main area being the issues of debt and financing of companies.

Clelia Tosi

VICE PRESIDENT

ice President of ItaliaFintech since 2022 and Head of the Fintech District. With a degree in Management for Business, she has over 10 years of experience in the world of Financial Services, first in Accenture and later in research at CeTIF – Università Cattolica.

Donato Vadruccio

VICE PRESIDENT

In this role since 2020, he is CEO & Founder of PayDo. A key figure in the area of payments innovation, he has solid experience in the banking sector. He is also a member of the Technical Committee for Payment and Regulation Services at the Italian Banking Association (ABI).

Daniele Zini

SENIOR ADVISOR
After starting his career in traditional finance, Daniele worked as a manager in fintech companies in several European countries and as a lecturer in universities.

Sergio Zocchi

PRESIDENT

Chairman of ItaliaFintech since 2022 and CEO of October Italy. Entrepreneur and Venture Capital Investor in the high-tech sector, he was also Managing Partner of United Ventures and partner of Italian Angels for Growth.

Barbara Avalle

VICE PRESIDENT

COO of Doorway. Equity Investing Platform. Twenty years of experience in investment banking and asset management in leading foreign companies. Advisor for SMEs for the issue of Private Debt. Angel Investor and Member of Italian Angels for Growth.

Matteo Tarroni

VICE PRESIDENT

CEO and Co-founder of Workinvoice, the first Italian invoice trading platform. He worked for Mediobanca until 2003 and then for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. The main area being the issues of debt and financing of companies.

Clelia Tosi

VICE PRESIDENT

ice President of ItaliaFintech since 2022 and Head of the Fintech District. With a degree in Management for Business, she has over 10 years of experience in the world of Financial Services, first in Accenture and later in research at CeTIF – Università Cattolica.

Donato Vadruccio

VICE PRESIDENT

In this role since 2020, he is CEO & Founder of PayDo. A key figure in the area of payments innovation, he has solid experience in the banking sector. He is also a member of the Technical Committee for Payment and Regulation Services at the Italian Banking Association (ABI).

Camilla Cionini Visani

GENERAL DIRECTOR

With ItaliaFintech since 2020.  She has worked as the head of the Business Area at the General Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) and in various leading roles with the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE). She has acquired extensive experience of governance in companies and listed and private banks.

Daniele Zini

SENIOR ADVISOR
After starting his career in traditional finance, Daniele worked as a manager in fintech companies in several European countries and as a lecturer in universities.

Scientific Committee

Carolina Gianardi

Founder & Ceo Intuos srl | Board Member | Investor

Senior Executive with 30 years of experience mainly in the world of financial services, payment and insurance, actor in the innovation ecosystem, angel investor, partner and board member of IAG (Italian Angels for Growth) and board member also of listed and regulated companies. Committed to gender equality, founder and past president of the PWN Rome association and co-founder of #Inclusione Donna.

Daniele Corsini

President FlowPay, Payment Institute - Open Banking & Payment Solutions

He has gained, in top positions, both institutional (senior manager of Banca d’Italia, Board Member of the Depositors’ Guarantee Fund of Cooperative Credit Banks) and market experience (positions as director and consultant) in banking and payment services. He was a contract professor at the University of Pisa in Monetary and Credit Economics and founded the Economia&FinanzaVerde website on environmental sustainability issues.

Claudio Giannotti

Full Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at LUMSA University

Full Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries, member of the Board and holder of the courses of “Innovation in Banking and Fintech” and “Sustainable Finance and Investments” at LUMSA University. Board member, treasurer and ordinary member of ADEIMF. He carries out training and research activities on fintech and sustainable finance issues.

Laura Grassi

Director Obs. Fintech and Insurtech - Politecnico di Milano

Director of the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory and Senior Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano of Investment Banking and Finance Lab. She is Director of the Evening Executive MBA at the Graduate School of Management of Politecnico di Milano where she teaches Finance and Fintech in Executive, MBA, specialised masters and corporate programmes. She also conducts research, training and consultancy on digital innovation in financial institutions, Fintech and Corporate Governance. She holds a PhD, a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, cum laude.

Antonio Lanotte

Chartered Tax Adviser, Business and Digital Innovator EUBOF (EC)- GBBC Ambassador for Italy

Chartered Tax Adviser and Senior Auditor. Particularly keen on Digital Transformation (Blockchain, IoT, AI, Tokenization, DeFi) and also the Circular Economy (Green Techs) with important contributions to the national and international press. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Vernewell Management Consultancies and Lecturer at Vernewell Academy and since October 2019 he has been an active Member/Delegate Experts” of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum6 and recently was nominated “Ambassador for Italy” of the prestigious Global Blockchain Business Council.

Anna Omarini

Researcher - Department of Finance - Bocconi University

Researcher at the Department of Finance, Bocconi University, where she is responsible for the teaching courses Bank and Fintech: Vision and Strategy and Fintech for Banking and FinancialTransformation. She is a faculty member at the Department of Finance of the SDA Bocconi School of Management. Author of numerous publications in the fintech field and member of the ABILab Board of Directors.

Avv. Umberto Piattelli

Partner LCA Studio Legale

Over 20 years’ experience in advising national and international clients in extraordinary finance transactions and in advising on financial regulation, assisting investment funds, multinationals, start-ups and financial market operators. He has also gained specific expertise in the field of financial regulation, with a particular focus on technology finance operators, assisting payment institutions, e-money institutions, crowdfunding platforms and virtual currency service operators, banks, SIMs, SGRs and dealing with the establishment of investment funds.

Alessandro Portolano

Partner Chiomenti

Partner at Chiomenti and Head of the Financial Activities Regulation Practice. He previously worked at Banca d’Italia where he entered and was ranked first in the admission competition. Alessandro advises financial institutions on banking, financial and payment services regulation.  He is the only Italian professional ranked in Band 1 by the UK Chambers & Partners guide in both the Financial Services Regulations and Fintech categories.

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