Massimo Ippolito currently holds the position of Head of Digital Innovation & Infrastructures at Comau, where he has been working since 2012. He is also member from 2015 of the Board of Directors of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). Ippolito holds a Ph.D. in “Industrial production engineering” from Parma University and a M.Sc. in “Computer science” at the University of Milan. He has extensive experience in methodologies and tools for product and production system design. Since 2000, he has been involved in various international research projects in the product design and manufacturing area, ranging from methodologies for product design for manufacturing to process design for energy efficiency. From 2007 to 2012, within Centro Ricerche Fiat, he was responsible of an innovation research program related to manufacturing topics.