Federico Pistono

Federico Pistono is an award-winning journalist and author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, and public speaker. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Verona, and in 2012 he graduated from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park.

He’s Founder and CEO of Esplori, whose mission is to provide an global, engaging, online learning ecosystem, where anyone can learn anything, anywhere — removing physical, language, and financial barriers; and he’s author of the Amazon best-selling book “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy” and the Sci-Fi Novel “A Tale of Two Futures”.

Federico has extensive experience with grassroots activism since the age of 19, having co-founded and coordinated social movements and non-profits to promote sustainability around the world, one of which—The Zeitgeist Movement—has half a million activists in more than 100 countries. He routinelytours around the world, lecturing at TEDx events, conferences, universities, and symposia; such as TEDxVienna, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Cologne, Vancouver, TEDxBologna, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He was interviewed by several newspapers, radios, TVs, and magazines; among which The Huffington Post, Forbes magazine, Folha de S. Paulo (the most influential newspaper in Brazil), RAI Italian National TV, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

He also has ten years of professional experience as IT manager, sysadmin, web developer and designer, filmmaker, and screenwriter.

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