Francesco Ferrero

Francesco Ferrero holds a master's degree summa cum laude in Physics from the University of Turin. Since February 2012 he is heading the Smart City Strategic Program for Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB). Between 2010 and 2012 Francesco was responsible for ISMB of the Innovation Front End, a joint unit with the Politecnico di Torino in charge of technology transfer, knowledge management and relationship with businesses. From 2007 to 2010 he was a researcher and analyst in the Laboratory of Applied Banking Technology (a joint initiative of ISMB and the Intesa Sanpaolo bank), working on various R&D and technology intelligence projects in the fields of process transformation, customer experience and mobile payments & services. From 2005 to 2007 he was a researcher in the e-security laboratory, mainly with a focus on: P2P protocols, protection of critical infrastructures, encryption in embedded devices, security of routing protocols and activities of dematerialization for the PA. Francesco is a member of the ICT4Smart Cities working group of the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform ( and of the World Smart Capital International Steering Committee ( He was a member of the jury of the Torino Startup Weekend ( in 2012 and 2013.


Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities
Andrea Vesco, Francesco Ferrero. © 2015. 518 pages.
As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing...