After 4 years working as IT consultant for IT and pharmaceutical Industry, Lorenzo quit his job to found Pedius an app that allows deaf people to make phone calls using text to speech and voice recognition technologies.
Since the 2013 more than 18.000 users in 10 countries made their first phone calls using Pedius. Lorenzo is also a TEDx speaker active in promoting the social business model among schools and university teaching business ethic at LUISS University in Rome.
We need to change the point of view about disability. The human body can balance a missing capability developing new astonishing skills. Technology can highlight those skills and give new opportunity to exploit diversity in a productive way. The aim of the seminar is to practice lateral thinking combining different sensibility with the new technologies. We will see different approaches and new technologies that can improve the quality of life and take out the best from diversity.
Public Theatre 1, 15:30 - 16:00, Thursday 26th.