Ivano’s research focuses on the risks associated with the Digital Economy, in particular the managerial implications of information security. he also works on design thinking and design-led innovation and facilitates design-inspired workshops. Ivano joined The University of Queensland in March 2020 after having worked with the University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School (2018-2020). Ivano is also a Digital Fellow with the Chair in Digital Economy at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI). Prior to his current appointment, Ivano worked for nearly two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, a team tasked with supporting public and private organisations in their transition into the Digital Age. At the PwC Chair, Ivano was also in charge of running Innovation Sprints aimed at producing innovative digital solutions to wicked organisational problems, by applying design thinking methodologies. In June 2016, Ivano obtained his PhD from QUT, with a thesis that explored organisational vulnerability to safety and security disruptions in Australian international airports. From 2009 to 2012, he was a lecturer and researcher with Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan). With a background in International Relations and Security Management built in Europe and in Australia, Ivano has extensive professional and academic experience in the fields of Risk and Crisis Management, Management Consulting and Management of International Organisations.
He graduated summa cum laude with a double degree (MSc) in Economy and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions (Bocconi University, Milan) and in International Security (Sciences Po, Paris). Ivano also holds a BSc in International Relations (Turin University). In 2005, he was an Erasmus student in Political Science at Sorbonne University (Paris IV).