Board of Directors

This is the heart of MiamiSIC.

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Fabio De Furia

Entrepreneur

Fabio De Furia is Italian entrepreneur with over 27-years of experience in corporate and crisis management, marketing and communication startegies, with specific knowledge of high technology and innovative companies. His experience research & development includes the founding of four firms, creating R&D teams to develop new products and the creation of a highly successful technical manufacturer company. He covered many prestigious positions in national and international organizations. He also published many articles in the field in Italian and international papers and participated as key speaker in many conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Alessia Fornoni

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Alessia Fornoni MD PhD

Professor of Medicine,
Chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension,
and Director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center at the University of Miami

Dr. Fornoni received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at he University of Pavia, Italy. She subsequently obtained a Ph.D. Degree in Medical Pharmacology at the same University.

Massimiliano Galeazzi

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Massimiliano Galeazzi

Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Physics of the University of Miami

Prof. Galeazzi received a “Laurea” in Physics in 1995 and a Doctorate in Physics in 1999 from the University of Genova, Italy. He was a PostDoctoral Associate and Research Scientist at the University of Wisconsin from 1999 to 2002 and a Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 2001-2002. He started as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami in 2002, became Associate Professor in 2008, and Professor and Associate Chair of Physics in 2013. He is currently in charge of the experimental astrophysics laboratory.

Luciano Berti

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Luciano Berti

President and CEO of BM Sanitas

Graduated as Doctor in Pharmacy in November 1985 from the University of Florence, discussing a hisperimental thesis in Chemistry of Cosmetics on UVA and UVB sunscreens in the laboratories of Manetti and Roberts. Licensed as a Pharmacist in January 1986.
Laurea in Farmacia (Major specialization in Chemistry of Cosmetics), University of Florence, Florence

Domenico Calcaterra

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Domenico Calcaterra

Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery Bethesda Heart Hospital, Baptist South Florid

Andrea Macario

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Andrea Macario

Andrea Macario is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Venture Hive and a Partner at Prysm Group. Andrea has built and led Product, Marketing, Sales and Business Development teams in both large corporate and startups. After six years in Management Consulting and Corporate Venture Capital, Andrea earned an MBA at INSEAD and started an eight-year international career at Nokia as one of the leaders of a high performing team that grew 10x in 18 months the Smartphone category of devices in Latin America; piloted Mobile TV networks in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico and doubled in 18 months the Unlocked category of devices in the United States. As the smartphone business evolved from devices to applications and services, Andrea was promoted to a global director role where he concepted, piloted and launched several monetization products for the App Store developer ecosystem (then branded Ovi Store) and for the Location platform (now called Here.com). In 2013 Andrea left Nokia to co-found the Video Ad Tech platform castaclip Americas and the mobile entertainment app Kweakly where he run product and marketing as CPO and CMO. Upon exiting castaclip, in 2017 Andrea started working independently focusing on emerging technologies and on corporate incubation. Andrea speaks English, Italian, Spanish & French and has lived in several countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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Maria Gentile

Attorney at Law, partner Martinez & Novebaci

Maria Gentile, Esq. is a distinguished international business lawyer admitted to practice law in both Italy and Florida. Maria’s background encompasses M&A, international commercial transactions, commercial and civil litigation. Prior to moving to the U.S., Maria was been an associate with Martinez & Novebaci, Studio Legale Associato in Milan, Italy, working in the commercial litigation division.