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Saturday January 24, 2009

Future trends in technology discussed at the CIIM San Francisco roundtable

The San Francisco Chapter of CIIM held its second roundtable meeting at "Perbacco" Restaurant on January 21, 2009.

The participants had an interesting discussion on current and future trends in technology given the current economic climate.

Pierluigi Zappacosta presented to the group the activities of the new association ISSNAF (Italian Scientist and Scholar in North America Foundation) and Marco Marinucci shared the results of "Mind The Bridge", an organization he founded, with the objective to help emerging Italian companies.

In the picture from left: Prof. Terenzio Scapolla, Italian Scientific Attache' at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco; Giacomo Marini, Founder and Managing Director of Venture Capital firm "Noventi"; Avv. Antonio Valla, Managing Partner of "Valla & Associates"; Claudio Tarchi, V.P. at Merrill Lynch Bank Of America and President of CIIM San Francisco; Marco Marinucci, Strategic Partner Development Manager at "Google" and founder of "Mind The Bridge"; Pierlugi Zappacosta, co founder of "Logitech" and Treasurer of ISSNAF (Italian Scientist and Scholar in North America Foundation)