Eng. Matteo Valoriani

I was born near Florence in 1986 but since 2005 I’m based in Milan, where I obtained the Master
of Science cum Laude in Computer Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2011. I worked
for a year and a half at Microsoft Italy, but in 2012 I decided to follow my passion for technology
and innovation and started a PhD in Computer Science. My research activity was focused on new
unconventional technologies and paradigms for ambient interaction, as well as voice commands,
touch and touchless gestures, proxemic Interactions. In 2012, I won the “Health Awareness Award”
at Microsoft Imagine Cup presenting FifthElement: the first platform that, using the potential of
Kinect and Cloud computing, does therapy based on voice and gesture interaction that can be used
in therapy centers, at home and at school thanks to remote support services. In 2014, I founded
FifthIngenium with Antimo Musone, Daniele Midi and Domenico Letizia, where I’m CEO. The
company is specialized on cloud solutions, NUI and interactive installations, rich web and mobile
applications.