ALBERTO FELICE DE TONI is Scientific Director of CUOA Business School and President of the Steering Committee of the Scuola Superiore della Difesa e della Sicurezza. He is full professor of "Production Organization" and "Management of Complex Systems" in the degree course of Management Engineering at the University of Udine. He is also member of Academia Europæa. He has been Rector, President of the CRUI Foundation - The Conference of Italian University Rectors, President of the Italian Association of Management Engineering and member of the Strategic Steering Committee of EUI - European University Institute.