Rev_Andrea Ciucci

Andrea Ciucci



Father Ciucci was born in Milan (Italy) in 1967, and is a catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Milan. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Northern Italy School of Theology, he earned a PhD in Philosophy from the St. Anselm Institute in Rome, with a thesis on the reconsideration given in the twentieth century to Plato’s concept of the Chora (Il fascino di Chora, Mimesis 2019). He is member of AISFT (Italian Association for Philosophy and Theology Studies) and he publishes on its review Filosofia e Teologia. For more than twenty-five years, he has been active in catechetic, family pastoral care, youth work and scouting. As part of this activity, he has published various articles and related works, among which more than twenty religious books for children and teenagers. At present, he lives and works in Rome, where he is the COO of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City. In that capacity, among other things he is responsible for institutional relations and cultural projects. He is also General Secretary of “renAIssance” Foundation, a Vatican institution dedicated to promote an ethics perspective in Artificial Intelligence. He teaches Family Pastoral Care at the ISSR in Florence and Bologna and at the Pontifical Theological Institute John Paul II for Sciences of Marriage and Family in Rome. He is the author of several columns in various Italian magazines dealing with the influence of new technologies on human life, families and youth, with a particular attention to ethical consequences. His hobby is cooking, and he has been successful both in the kitchen and in publishing. He has written an anthropological study on food and four cookbooks on Bible recipes and about the food in Church’s history, translated in many languages. He works about the relationship between food and religion. His Twitter handle is @donciucci.

Michael Danziger

Michael Danziger

Research Scientist, AI for Healthcare

IBM, Israel

Jean Daniel Rainhorn

Jean Daniel Rainhorn

Honorary Professor in International Health and Humanitarian Action

Geneva University/IHEID, Switzerland

Jean-Daniel Rainhorn is a physician and Honorary Professor in International Health and Humanitarian Action at Geneva University/IHEID in Switzerland. He has been Invited Professor in several universities including the Medical Faculty of Tel Aviv University, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Hanoi University in Vietnam and Senghor University in Alexandria. In addition he held the chair of inequalities in health at the College of Global Studies in Paris where he was heading a seminar on “The new technologies between utopia and dystopia”. He is author of several books including “New cannibal markets. Globalization and commodification of the Human Body” published in 2015.

Levi Shapiro

Levi Shapiro


mHealth, Israel

For Levi Shapiro, being first is second nature. He is a prominent figure in Israel’s health technology sector, spanning investment, academia, and community leadership.  Since moving to Israel in 2010, he has held a number of investment roles including Gemini Israel Ventures, Veritas Ventures and JIMMI Fund. To elevate the entire pool of Israeli health technology companies, he created and still leads Israel’s largest community for medtech / biotech / healthtech entrepreneurs, mHealth Israel, with 9,000+ members. In academia, Mr. Shapiro created and still oversees the Digital Health stream within Hebrew University’s BioMED MBA. Other prestigious educational, governmental and non-profit organizations have licensed the course, including Technion, Hanoi Medical University, etc. His research has been published in industry journals. In a career spanning the US, Japan, China, Italy and Israel, Mr. Shapiro launched new business units (IBM), new global products and services (Toyota) and a variety of technology startups. He is a Board Member of various healthcare related startups around the world, including Morpheus Therapeutics (Japan), Well Beat (Israel), 8chili (Silicon Valley). He is a graduate of Tulane (BA), Cornell (Asian Studies) and MIT (MBA).

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