This is a session at Paris, 10 – 12 April 2019

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Open Innovability: Innovate To Improve Our Planet

To stay competitive in the market, companies need to innovate. Enel is promoting innovation to improve the planet and therefore they call it INNOVABILITY, merging Innovation + Sustainability. Innovability is the way to reach a sustainable business in the short as in the long term, in line with UN SDGs.

To translate business challenges into real solutions, first step is breaking dominant rules and open up to an ecosystem approach. Enel is leveraging on different tools and actors: Start ups, Crowdsourcing, SME and Universities partnerships, and many initiatives to promote innovation culture within the company. Enel Open Innovability approach allows new technology solutions to tackle global challenges and to unlock new businesses fostering local development and creating long term value.

Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer at Enel

Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, magna cum laude, after many years of consultancy, he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innnovability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, he has supported many companies at designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools (director of the “Programa Avanzado de Gestión de la Innovación” at Istituto de Empresa de Madrid, professor and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Master in Innovazione Strategica” at Cà Foscari),  he has also authored three collections of verses and a theatrical play acted in several theatres in Italy (in Milan, Bologna, Taormina and Siracusa). Professors Henry Chesbrough of Berkeley and Mark Kramer of Harvard have written two business cases regarding his activity as Chief Innovability Officer at Enel. The two business cases are available on and are used in several courses at Berkeley and Harvard.