The Observatory, which aims to take part at the national debate through the in-depth study of issues of significant interest, in order to promote economic and sociocultural in southern Italy development, is sponsored by The Watson Society.
“The SVIPROM project (sviprom.com)- says Carmelo Cutuli, President of the Association was founded because of the need, which was perceived by the Association and its stakeholders, to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the South, an area that inexplicably, given the enormous amount of traditions, culture, human resources and prerogatives of the territory can not convert its assets, tangible and intangible, in the corresponding economic development ‘.
The Scientific Committee of SVIPROM, coordinated by Cutuli, is composed of Senior, Academic and Junior Fellows from the professional, institutional and academic world.
The Committee, which is also open to external candidates, is currently composed by Barbara Contini (Italy-USA Foundation President), Cosimo Inferrera (Professor of Anatomy and Histology Cytodiagnostics ar University of Messina), Antonio La Ferrara (Officer at the Presidency Council, journalist), Carlo Luigi Ciapetti (journalist, expert in Public Relations and a specialist in risk analysis), Michele Ficara Manganelli (President Assodigitale); Roberto Race (Professional journalist, consultant in Communication and Public Affairs); Pietro Viola (International Business Development Expert); Vincenzo Manfredi (Expert of Nation Branding and Public Diplomacy, Head of Group Corporate Affairs at the Delegation of Ferpi Lazio); Alessandro Maola (Professional in Public Relations); Pietro Paparo (Consultant for companies). Other components, mainly from an academic background, will be added in the coming months.
One of the first activities of SVIPROM will be a digital newsletter, addressed to decision makers and important policy, that will inform on issues related to the development and promotion of the South.
About The Watson Society
The Watson Society (TWS) is a Not for Profit Association composed of professionals who are active in the Innovation, Internationalization and Startups sectors, who make their professional skills and knowledge of the Italian market available to the TWS stakeholders.
The primary goal of TWS is to build an international network of business relationships with the objective of favoring the entry of entrepreneurial initiatives, originating in other countries around the world, into the Italian market.