PhD in Organization and Business Management, Eleonora Di Maria is Full Professor of Business Management at the University of Padua and from 2020 President of the University Center for the Connectivity and the Services to the territory – VSIX, which offers Internet Exchange and Telehouse services in the Northeast and participates in technological innovation projects with public and private operators. Since late 1990s she has been involved in and coordinated national and international projects related to digitalization of firms and technological innovation in business processes. She has promoted the Laboratorio Manifattura Digitale (Digital Manufacturing Lab) at the Department of Economic and Management at the University of Padua. From 2021 she coordinates the Observatory 4.0 of SMACT, Competence Center of the Northeast. In 2022 she also plays the role of Advisor for Public Engagement and Entrepreneurship – Prorettorate for Third Mission and Relations with the Territory of the University of Padua.