Lorenza Franzino

Born in Turin and graduated at Politecnico University of Turin, she spent 23 years of her professional life in Olivetti, participating and contributing to the important transformation of this company, as the prestigious joint venture with Canon and the creation of new industrial activities and businesses out of the company reconversion process, thus maintaining its roots in the local territory.

She is now the Responsible for High Speed and Main Line Business Unit at AnsaldoBreda SpA, a Finmeccanica company.

Lorenza Franzino is also the President of DITECFER Scarl (Distretto Toscano per le Tecnologie Ferroviarie, l’Alta Velocità e la Sicurezza delle Reti) and Vice President of Confindustria Pistoia, delegated to Great Enterprises and Innovation.

The value of complexity

Lorenza Franzino


Railways grew as a part of Nations’ military strategy, conceived in a defense perspective. Due to this situation the European Transport Network became the opposite of the concept of the network.
So, as Europe is trying to strengthen its own identity, there is a common and joint effort

  1. to follow common railway rules
  2. to have shared development plans in order to support competitiveness of railway industry and to boost  free trade.

The DITECFER experience is the national expression of this new mindset devoted to network creation in Tuscany, Italy and Europe.
The speech aims to show the actual complexity of the railways’ network and the experience of network building to innovate.