Chairman of the Board
Founder & CEO of Tootoom, Founder & Creative Director of Hydrogen and Brand Strategy lecturer at Accademia di Comunicazione of Milan. Designer, musician, journalist and digital artist has contributed since the beginning to the avant-garde artistic currents affirming the power of digital development as a means of expression and communication.
After gaining significant experience in Milanese agencies, he was called in 2004 by the publishing giant FUTURE PLC to manage the national magazines Computer Arts and Computer Arts Special, leading them to become the focal point for Italian creativity. The successes achieved in the international field led him in 2006 to be appointed Executive Member of the IADAS of New York (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences), the prestigious organization gathering the brightest creative minds of the world and which constitutes the international jury of the Webby Awards, the Oscar of the Web and the Lovie Awards, the European version of the Webbys.
In 2008 he founded Hydrogen, Branding and Communication Agency, and becames Creative & Design Director of the Ninja group, the first non-conventional Italian agency, dealing with the communication of important Brands like TIM, ARTSANA, HEINEKEN, NONINO and BEN & JERRY’S.
In 2014 he founded Tootoom, the first Digital Company to work on the paraverbal to create a Universal language without any barriers. At the same time he deals with the strategy and the development of integrated plans for the most significant international Brands, and he manages strategic and creative direction of prestigious companies such as Hugo Pratt Foundation and Corto Maltese.
Graduated in jurisprudence and sociology, Michelangelo Tagliaferri is a territorial participatory planning expert. He used to lecture in sociology at Università di Bologna and Università Cattolica di Milano and he has been a communications consultant for important advertising agencies and companies since 1972. He is involved in communication research and training for business and public authorities.
He is responsible for Communications for the Equal Project (Agenzia di Cittadinanza); Communication Activities Consultant for the Dipartimento Tossicodipendenze of Comune di Milano; Communication Strategy Consultant for Ministero della Salute; Member of the Scientific Committee for the cultural of Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan, Istituto Nazionale per la cura dei Tumori and Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta;
Communications and Communication Projects Consultant for Istituto Superiore di Sanità; Communication Strategy Consultant for Aifa (Agenzia del Farmaco); Communication Strategy Consultant for MIUR; Consulent for Expo Saragozza 2008 and Shangai 2010 exhibitions and for Milan’s candidacy; Communications Consultant for Farnesina D.G. 3 for the internationalization and promotion of Italian enterprises abroad; Responsible for the Communications for One Dream One City Project – supported by Comune di Milano Expo; Training Manager of Distretto della Comunicazione of Regione Puglia; Member of the Communication Committee for the revival of Sassi di Matera; Communications Consultant for the European initiative “La Notte dei Ricercatori”, organised in collaboration with Università di Ferrara and Consorzio aster of Regione Emilia Romagna; Responsible for Communications of Rosa Bianca party for On. Savino Pezzotta campaign; Responsible for innovation processes of Datamonitor – Rome; Advice on Communication and Communication Research for Comune di Roma and mayor Alemanno; Communication Activities Consultant for Regione Campania President; Communication Activities Consultant for the company Spin Web, regarding the application of digital technology to political communication.
He was called by Cardinal Ravasi to join the Pontifical Council for Culture.
He is a member of ASviS, the Italian Agency for Sustainable Development.
Successfully fundraised for companies and startups 155M $ since 2014.
Created a unique network of high net worth individuals, edge funds, sovereign funds and wealth management banks worldwide for a total value of 100 billion dollars.
A unique new age “business coach” for startups, SME, and technology companies.
A “investment pitch master”, able to create unique finance pitches and investment pitch decks to better communicate investment portfolio opportunities investors from different ecosystem.
An expert in developing unique finance strategies, commercials exist strategies, business partnership for Startups – SME – Technology Companies on a worldwide scale with high net worth individuals.
Poet, writer, and artist, Malini has been working for many years on innovation and the sincerity of literary language, which he considers as one of the most influential and versatile tools for changing society by directing it towards the respect for human rights and the environment, the search for peace, equality and a new evolution of thought, compatible with the survival of peoples on the planet where they coexist.
Dario Picciau is an award-winning artist and film director committed to promoting peace and human rights through art. Alongside his work and research, that ranges from traditional techniques to the new digital frontiers, since 2007 he’s engaged in a strenuous activity as a defender of human rights, in collaboration with the United Nations and the European Union.
Awarded with the Silver Plaque of the Italian President of the Republic and the Gold Medal of the Lombardy Region for the innovation brought to the cinema, he is a member of the International Academy of Digital Sciences and Arts in New York, the world’s leading observatory on cultural progress and creativity on the internet and digital media. Since 2010 he has been the judge of the prestigious Webby Awards and The Lovie Awards, which each year award the Web excellences. He has co-produced and directed the first European three-dimensional animation feature film, L’uovo, winner of awards at numerous international film festivals. Subsequently, he directed the docu-film A journey with Anne Frank, a Mediaset, Zdef, Art’è co-production patronized by the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem. For Mediaset, he created the “Digital History” (three-dimensional reconstruction of historical places and events) and shortly after the Living Comic System, an absolute innovation in the field of the digital graphic novel whose work Helga Deen has been praised by the Pulitzer Prize-winning magazine The Guardian. He’s an Artist Laureate since 2015, a prize that he received by the Sierra Leone government. Since 2010 he has founded and still manages LibriVivi, a company that promotes the protagonists of literature, theatre, information, entertainment with particular attention to value and expressive potential of the voice through the great interpreters and characters of the Italian cinema, theatre, and entertainment. Under his direction, LibriVivi has produced and co-produced, also in collaboration with Audible Studios, more than five hundred audiobooks including Harry Potter by JK Rowling, the cutting edge of the sector listened to by millions of Italians, the official audio-cinema style series Alien and X-Files produced by 20th Century Fox and Audible, as well as the masteprieces of some of national and international contemporary writers such as Jonathan Coe, Jonathan Safran Foer, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Gianrico Carofiglio and many others.