Paolo Lombardi is an open innovation manager and data scientist focusing on programs to help corporations and governments innovate like a startup. He founded and directed the TechPeaks Accelerator, in Trento. He has been Director of New Business Creation in Trentino’s digital transformation research agency, and Fundraising Manager for EIT Digital from 2011 to 2015. He has worked in technology since 2000, first as a researcher focusing on Artificial Intelligence, and, since 2009 as an expert of innovation and marketing of technology products. During his career he mentored more than 120 startups, and he either designed or managed over 20 startup programs. He is an expert of lean startup, business model innovation, customer development, and technology marketing.