Diego Piacentini

Diego Piacentini

Former Commissioner for Digital Transformation for the Italian Government

From 2016 to 2018, Diego Piacentini served as the Italian government’s Commissioner for the Digital Transformation of the Public Administration. Prior to that, he worked for 16 years at Amazon as Senior Vice President of the International Consumer Business. Earlier in his career, Mr. Piacentini held the post of General Manager and Vice President for Apple Europe.


Digitizing Government, Diego Piacentini, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, DLD Summer

Accelerating Government’s Digital Transformation

“Everybody feels that government still operates like in the 1960s”, Burda Media CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen observes in this DLD Summer session. “The task is clear: digitally deliver.” Diego Piacentini has done exactly that. After working at Apple and Amazon for more than 20 years, Piacentini returned to his native Italy in 2016 to become the…
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