WE LIVE IN TROUBLED TIMES THAT CHALLENGE THE DECISION MAKING  AS NEVER BEFORE

THE ACCELERATION OF TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS MAKES CONTEXTS CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND COMPLEXITY NEVER ACHIEVED IN HISTORY.

INSTABILITY BECOMES A STRUCTURAL FACTOR. TRADITIONAL SKILLS, FRAMEWORKS AND METHODOLOGIES ARE NOT ENOUGH.

ON ONE SIDE, TECHNOLOGIES OFFER OPPORTUNITIES NEVER REACHED BEFORE TO FACE SUCH COMPLEXITY, BUT ADOPTING THE TECHNOLOGIES IS ALSO A DIFFICULT AND RISKY ELEMENT.

A NEW APPROACH TO DECISION MAKING IS NEEDED

WHAT DECISION SCIENCE IS ABOUT

Decision Science is a multidisciplinary mindset, methods and tools focusing on improving the decision process and taking the best actions. It is about how individuals, robots and organizations evaluate data, generate information, make decisions, surf uncertainty and manage risks.

It combines insights from various disciplines to develop descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models and algorithms for solving complex problems and achieving effective, efficient, robust, timely, and justifiable decisions. It leverages Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Control and automation, Industrial Engineering, Simulation, Digital Twin, Data Science, AI and more.

THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT TIME/ SHARE LEARN GROW / INFORM DECIDE ACT / LEVERAGE DATA-DRIVEN ACTIONS / GET COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE / EXCEL AT RISK MANAGEMENT / INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY AND SAFETY / INCREASE ADAPTABILITY / IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES / OPTIMISE PROCESSES /

THE DECISION SCIENCE ALLIANCE (DSA)

IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Founded by an international group of passionate managers, entrepreneurs, professors, researchers, and professionals, DSA promotes the  Decision Science Next-Generation Culture. The DSA commits to fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and learning: it facilitates the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and best practices, enabling decision-makers to thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

DSA AMBASSADORS

26

EXECUTIVES & ENTREPRENEURS

20

PROFESSORS & RESEARCHERS

10

DSA BOARD MEMBERS

The DSA Ambassadors Circle functions as a synergistic hub for seasoned professionals in the Decision Science realm, bringing together individuals with significant expertise in both industry and academia.

Serving as integral pillars within the DSA relational network, Ambassadors play a key role in nurturing the collaborative development of the DSA community by forming strategic alliances. They further contribute through coaching, advising and conducting masterclasses and courses to provide valuable support.

DSA BOARD

RAFFAELE MACCIONI

DSA President

Raffaele Maccioni is an entrepreneur-manager focused on building initiatives from research to create tangible market value. Electronic – Control Engineer from the Polytechnic of Milan. Over 25 years of experience and passion for analytical models and algorithms applied to complex systems. Raffaele is now leading and supporting as R&D Executive a few companies and entrepreneurship initiatives.

EMANUELE CARPANZANO

DSA Vice President

Emanuele Carpanzano is Director of Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. He managed numerous R&D initiatives at international, national and regional level, as well as industrial research and knowledge transfer projects. He is active in different federal and international associations and institutions dedicated to education, research and innovation programs and initiatives.

ANGEL A. JUAN

DSA Board Member & DSA Lab Director

Angel A. Juan is a full professor in the dept. of Applied Statistics and Operations research at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), as well as invited professor at University College Dublin and Universidade Aberta (Portugal). Dr. Juan holds a PH.D. in Industrial Engineering and an M.SC. in Mathematics. He completed a predoctoral internship at Harvard University and postdoctoral internships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology

MARIA CRISTINA CARACCIOLO

DSA Board Member & DSA Legal Department Director

Maria Cristina Caracciolo is a lawyer and works as legal consultant for industrial companies. She obtained a PH.D. In comparative and international law. She is used to support the management of the companies she collaborate with regarding not only legal issues but also strategic solution to be adopted. In her activity she drafts and reviews all the legal documentation of the company, contract of any type and minutes.

ROBERTO KLAUS

DSA Board Member & DSA General Affair Director

Roberto Klaus studied at the University of St. Gallen, graduating with a degree in “Sales Management”, specialising in distribution logistics. He subsequently started to work in Zürich, in the banking sector, then moving to work in fields with a stronger focus on logistics at ptt (swiss telecommunications, logistic services and post). Roberto covers the position of Director at the Ticino Chamber of Commerce. From 2005-2007 Roberto’s focus was on sustainability. He spent these years collaborating with the University of Lugano (Supsi).

MARIA NOGAL

DSA Board Member

Maria Nogal is an assistant professor in the faculty of Civil Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (tu delft), in the Netherlands. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin and visiting professor at University College Dublin. She develops methods & tools to support decision-making in pressing real-world problems characterised by high complexity and uncertainty.

GIOVANNI RIGHINI

DSA Board Member & DSA Scientific & Ethic Committee Director

Giovanni Righini is a full professor of Operations Research at the University of Milan, Department of Computer Science, where he founded the Operations Research Laboratory Optlab in 1998. He holds a PH.D. In Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Milan. He managed several applied research projects, mainly in logistics and health care. He is also active in educational initiatives related to math teaching in schools.

LUCA LISCI

DSA Board Member & DSA Editorial Department Director & IDA Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Luca Lisci, a seasoned innovator with over 30 years of experience, excels in blending ethical technology use with human development. As a multifaceted entrepreneur, journalist, and educator, he focuses on design strategy, ethical innovation, breakthrough tech, branding and identity. His expertise extends to AI, design thinking, and digital strategy, with notable involvement in the art and creative industries, showcasing a dynamic approach to leveraging technology for cultural advancement and sustainable growth.

RAFFAELE CERULLI

DSA Board Member

Raffaele Cerulli is a full professor of Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno. Raffaele covers the position of Director of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno and is a member of the scientific committee of UMI (Italian Mathematical Union). Raffaele is also a Board Member of the Italian Association for Operations Research (AIRO), covering the role of President of AIRO since January 2024.

MADDALENA MAZZALI

DSA Board Member & DSA Community Management Department Director

Maddalena Mazzali collaborates with organizations as a specialist in digital marketing, focusing on developing strategies that foster sustainable growth through effective communication design, strategic dissemination and engaging stakeholders. Within the intricate framework of making emerging technologies accessible to individuals, inclusivity stands at the core of Maddalena’s approach. By fostering understanding, she strives to make the world of innovation open and approachable, ensuring everyone can engage with and comprehend the transformative power of technology.