Ernesto Ciorra was named Head of the Enel Group’s Innovability (Innovation and Sustainability) Function in September 2014.
He began his career as a partner at the consulting firm Busacca & Associati, helping telecommunications businesses in a number of innovative projects.
Ernesto Ciorra, founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, Ernesto has supported many companies in designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater, and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit, and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with.
Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools (director of the “Programa Avanzado de Gestión de la Innovación” at Istituto de Empresa de Madrid, professor and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Master in Innovazione Strategica” at Cà Foscari), he has also authored three collections of verses and a theatrical play acted in several theatres in Italy (in Milan, Bologna, Taormina, and Siracusa).
Professors Henry Chesbrough of Berkeley and Mark Kramer of Harvard have written two business cases regarding Ernesto’s activity as Chief Innovability Officer at Enel. The two business cases are available on www.hrb.org and are used in several courses at Berkeley and Harvard.