Giuseppe Padula is Strategic Innovation in Digital Manufacturing consultant and lecturer at the Universities of Bologna, Parma and San Marino. He is the scientific director of the magazine "Industrie 4.0" of Tecniche Nuove. He collaborates with several national institutions and industries to the digital innovation manufacturing processes. He is cofounder of the German startup "Cloudsme UG", among the first in Europe to develop a brokerage platform of cloud manufacturing services, rated as the most innovative digital manufacturing initiative among other 500 initiatives funded by the European Commission in 2015. By 2016 is Head of the American branch of Cloudsme UG.