Bruno Giussani among the 100 most influential Europeans of 2015 according to Wired

  • 12 August 2015

Morbio Inf. (CH): For the third consecutive year, Wired UK includes Bruno Giussani, TED European Director and Tinext Vice-Chairman among the 100 most influential personalities in Europe.

Image Bruno Giussani among the 100 most influential Europeans of 2015 according to Wired

A Ticinese among “the 100 most influential Europeans”

The European edition of the monthly magazine Wired, industry reference for technology and innovation, just released its annual list of the 100 most influential Europeans.

At number 44, first of the four Swiss people, there is the Ticinese Bruno Giussani, European Director of the TED Conference, the world-renowned platform to share ideas, and Vice-Chairman of Internet services company Tinext.

"We've become pretty good at identifying those that you, the readers, really must know," writes the Director of the magazine, David Rowan, in his editorial. "In this issue we reveal the names of the 100 most influential people in 2015. We selected them - Rowan continue - on the basis of their influence: that special ability to “touch” culture, build broad success, connecting millions of individuals".

In first place is the German investor Oliver Samwer. The list also includes European executives of Google and Facebook, the European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, the stars of architecture Bjarke Ingels and Zaha Hadid, the actress Cara Delevingne and Apple designer Jonathan Ive.

In addition to Giussani, the others Swiss people are the President of the Polytechnic School in Zurich Lino Guzzella (number 48), the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist (52) and the Baloise futurologist Gerd Leonhard (88).

"Being among people like Vestager, Ive and Obrist makes me obviously extremely pleased - said Bruno Giussani - and inspires some kind of awe. They are real stars with an enormous economic and cultural influence. I think my inclusion in the list for the third year recognizes the  hard work and a the attention paid to what new and important emerges in Europe and in the world and presents a potential significant impact ".

One of Giussani's roles is to select the speakers and the ideas to be presented to an audience of tens of millions of people through the TED initiative. Giussani is also one of the founders and for ten years has been the Vice-Chairman of the Swiss company Tinext, specialized in internet services to businesses, that recently added to its offices in Ticino and Italy also a branch in Dubai.