Dott. Ing. Francesco Alfieri is founder and CEO of the Italian company Taiprora (sites in Italy, India, and Kazakhstan), who since 1993 designs and develops Software and Automation Engineering Systems in Europe and worldwide. After the degree in Electronic Engineering he worked for Texas Instruments, where he was involved with various projects of electronics, IT and automation engineering while keeping his constant focus on innovation. During his career he founded and managed several companies and he has always maintained close contact with the university research collaborating with some prestigious faculties of Engineering where he manages several groups of Industry 4.0 projects. His R&D approach has led him to launch a new concept of Smart Manufacturing for the Automotive Industry where he has developed many innovative projects for companies such as Maserati, Porsche, Alfa, FCA, Honda, Bridgestone. His vision is to use Industry 4.0 to make a real difference in people’s daily lives!