Marco Montemagno is a digital entrepreneur, public speaker, broadcaster.
Marco is the Founder of SuperSummit.
Marco curated and hosted Reporter Diffuso, Italy’s foremost television program about the internet on Sky News – Sky TG24 – for 7 years, interviewing thousands of leaders and innovators in the tech and media world in front of millions of viewers every Saturday morning.
A prolific public speaker Marco’s engagements range from one-to-one interviews with well known figures such as Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) in front of 1,500 people, to live interviews with:
and many more…
co-MC @ LeWeb 2012 in Paris:
You can see him as speaker/moderator around the world – he was at Social Media World Forum (London), Cloud World Forum, IDCEE (Kiev), Techcrunch Italy (Rome), SearchLove (London) , Noah Conference, IAB Forum – and you can read about his presentation skills here (“The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience” by best seller author Carmine Gallo, has a paragraph about Marco) and here ( Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds).
Marco’s projects and skills have been featured by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Techcrunch, TheExaminer, GeekTime, Forbes and he has worked as speaker/MC for many large companies such as Google, SAP, IBM, Telecom, Sky, Microsoft, Oracle, BNP Paribas, Ford, Telecom, IAB, Epson, Illy, L’Oreal.
He has been instrumental in the promotion of the internet and digital economy to Italian businesses and consumers via successful events to reveal the opportunities presented by the Internet.
Marco was founding organizer of Social Media Week Italy (over 500 events, 500 speakers, 80.000 visitors in 3 editions), Codice Internet (a tour of Italian cities with a tech show in theaters), Al Gore Meets Bloggers (600 bloggers live on TV) and Startup Train (1.000 startuppers on a high speed train!).
He has been through every medium (TV, Radio, Web, Newspapers), doing presentations in the most desperate conditions, from town squares to castles, from mega conventions of 5,000 people to hotel rooms with 2 people, from meetings at nursing homes with eighty-year-olds to face-to-face meetings with sixteen-year-olds behind school desks.
His latest startup is SuperSummit the first network of Free Live Online Events.
Previously Marco launched a startup to promote new media and technologies to Italian politicians, connecting the political world with digital innovation and opportunity and he was co founder and CEO of Blogosfere, one of largest and most influential blog networks subsequently acquired by Populis.
Marco lives in the UK with his partner and children.
He loves table tennis and in a previous life was ranked n° 3 in Italy. He is considering a comeback for the next Olympics…
“Marco is a fantastic speaker, energetic, humorous and open to discussing any topic regardless of its complexity. We look forward to working with him at the next Cloud World Forum!”
Francesca Hannay, Conference Manager, Cloud World Series
“Marco Montemagno is one of the best presenters I’ve ever seen, in any language. He’s unconventional, thought-provoking, inspiring, and entertaining. His tips will be an invaluable resource for anyone–in any business–who wants to create and deliver more persuasive presentations. I look forward to receiving his tips!”
Carmine Gallo, communications coach, author, “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs”
“Marco kicked off SearchLove London in style! He is an incredibly dynamic presenter who is able to bring energy, pace and engagement to your audience. And he is damn smart too. A perfect presenter for any tech event.” Lynsey Little, Head of Events, Distilled
“Monty is the most dynamic, and unconventional presenter I have ever seen. There is no excuse to be boring on stage—ever! If you are in business or education, you can learn a ton watching and listening to Marco Montemagno!”
Garr Reynolds, author, “Presentation Zen“
“I am glad that we had Marco moderating IDCEE this year. With his attitude and approach to moderation, Marco contributed into making IDCEE a high-scale international event. Marco was also helpful to us throughout the year by adivising on different aspects of the program preparation. When on stage, I especially liked his approaching speakers with interesting but light questions at the end of each talk. Marco knows how to create a warm atmosphere.”
“Marco Montemagno has been and still is in Italy a point of reference for the digital world. He was the first to divulge Internet on television for so many years taking care of a successful program of SkyTG24 entitled “Io reporter,” leading to the first experience of citizen journalism in the news”
Emilio Carelli, Former Director SkyTg24 – Sky News Italy
“If you’re looking for someone to bring an event to life, there is no better presenter than Marco Montemagno. He captures the audience’s attention from the second he leaps onto the stage and they remain transfixed until the very end. His knowledge of the industry is invaluable, bringing a genuine depth to any topic surrounding the digital world. I would not hesitate to work with him again on any event.”
Amanda Lorenzani, Organiser, TechCrunch Italy
“I have had the opportunity to work with Marco over the past 5 years, when I was in Microsoft and most recently at Oracle, and I must say that he’s like the good wine: getting better and better :-) At the end of 2012, Marco has joined my Oracle’s team for a major customers’ event, and his performance and insights were truly impressive and highly appreciated by the entire audience.”
Mario D’erba, Regional Sales VP, Systems, South Europe at Oracle