Gianni joined the CI Design Lab at its inception, after a long experience in the corporate world leading technology-driven innovation through human-centered design methods. His mission at the Lab is to expand innovation practices’ “art of the possible” with a particular focus on design thinking, as well as engineering repeatable methods for creating “superminds” able to innovate and adapt at scale.

In addition to his role at MIT, Gianni is a member of the leadership team at GE-spinoff Genpact, a professional services firm, where he oversees the company’s digital innovation efforts.  His previous career spans more than two decades across innovation strategy, marketing, and transformation consulting with global and emerging leaders in professional services (Boston Consulting Group, Everest, Datamonitor) and software (SAP). He started his professional journey in marketing analytics with the Danone Group.  He is widely published in the press and is a frequent speaker at trade conferences. Gianni has also authored several scientific papers and is an active blogger on digital and workplace topics.

Based in New York, Gianni holds a post-graduate degree in organizational and social behavior from the London School of Economics and a Business Administration degree from the EME Strasbourg Business School and the University of Florence, Italy. He has completed advanced education programs focused on innovation at Harvard and MIT. Gianni has lived in seven countries across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Gianni can be found on Twitter @ggiacomelli