Irene Cassarino

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Fellow 2009-2012

Dr. Irene Cassarino holds a degree in Management Engineering a PhD from the Polytechnic of Turin. She also studied at the ARC Centre for Innovation in Creative Industries in Brisbane, Australia, at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and the MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. Her Ph.D. dissertation discusses the impact of the Internet and of digital (re)production tools on industries, whose production model has been traditionally based on their control on the reproduction of creative works: music, literature, cinema. Her findings have been presented in journals and conferences all over the world (UK, AU, Japan). She collaborated as a research assistant with the Dpt. of Production Systems and Business Economics of the Polytechnic of Turin, with the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford and with the Piedmont Regional Government in the policy advisory staff of the Ministry for Research and Innovation. She currently works as open innovation expert at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy based in Turin.