Photographic portrait of Dr. Gianluca G. Di Pasquale
The greatest challenges of the 21st century will be faced by cities — dealing with issues related to access to education and health care, energy, mobility, economic development and job creation.

Dr. Gianluca G. Di Pasquale

EY Global Smart Infrastructure and Future Cities Advisory Leader

Start-upper and a social entrepreneur. Business mentor. Interested in working for big things that will shape the future.

As EY Global Advisory Leader for Future Cities, Gianluca is a seasoned professional with international exposure to the intersection of business and technology.

With 20 years of industry experience, he focuses on the strategic management of innovation, and seeks to inspire leading cities and companies in various industries to establish new business models enabled by the internet economy.

Gianluca helps companies mitigate climate change through sustainable energy production and consumption, and has harnessed deep knowledge in smart mobility, the sharing economy, internet of things and big data, public procurement and project financing.

Holder of several international patents, some of which have re-established the principles of operation and the economic models of modern communication networks, he earned his master’s degrees in Water Management Engineering as well as in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

How Gianluca is building a better working world

Gianluca works with cities to define initiatives that will help them make better places to live, and become more resilient to physical, social and economic shocks and stress. He is a social entrepreneur with the nongovernmental organization Engineering Without Borders, making his share of contribution to building a better working world. 

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