DEVO Lab | Activities | SDA Bocconi School of Management

DEVO Lab

The DEVO Lab performs various kinds of activities, which can be group into four main families.

HIT Radar

The HIT Radar is a tool to evaluate the impact, ecosystem and dynamics of digital technology solutions for mid- to large-size enterprises and is aimed at supporting top executives in the company’s decision-makingp rocesses.

The HIT Radaris the final output of a 4-phase methodological process, in collaboration with the Design Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a dedicated team of legal experts, structured to ensure:

  • Full awareness of the state of the art of technology trends for the national economic context;
  • Updated view of emerging technologies across all industries;
  • Clear taxonomy of the technological landscape;
  • Objective and scientific approach to technology assessment.



The HIT Radar provides a reference framework to rationalize the much-hyped world of digital technologies, where each technology is positioned based on the score of all assessment dimensions and their qualitative explanations presented in each detailed cards. The HIT Radar general edition is released every 12 months. New releases are exclusively accessible to DEVO Lab Members for the first 6 months.

Yearly Researches

The DEVO Lab carries out various annual research streams on the hottest tech trends affecting the business world. Every year, the DEVO Lab proposes to its Members a research catalog, comprehensive of several research proposals, which are voted and implemented throughout the following year.

The annual researches may be either:

  • an in-depth focus on a specific cluster or technology and its business applications;

  • a cross-technology study of economic and managerial impacts related to selected trends and phenomena.
Custom Researches

Individually or in small groups, Members can present specific research topics they are eager to explore, either focused on a technology or with a broader and cross-technology perspective.

These dedicated research streams include, for instance:

  • Case Studies;
  • Decisional frameworks;
  • Economic impact analysis;
  • Case-based validated research;
  • Call for ideas.

Some past researches include:

  • Come valorizzare i dati nell’era Post-Digital? -Google Italia;
  • Digital-enabled Finance Evolution –NTT Data;
  • Gli aspetti regolamentari del turismo digitale -Airbnb;
  • Gli ecosistemi Blockchainper il Notariato – Notartel;
  • La fabbrica contemporanea – Brunello Cucinelli & Reply;
  • Digital Manufacturing –SAP;
  • The Future Bank Branch - The AvantGardeGroup & Cisco;
  • DataRoboticsLab – Reply.
DEVO Lab Meetings
  • Think Tanks: periodic meetings exclusively held for DEVO Lab’s members to present updates about research progresses, present outputsand discuss relevant technological and digital trends;

  • Talks: talks featuring prominent guest speakers usually proposed by DEVO Lab’s member companies in the digital and management fields;

  • On-demand: DEVO presentations carried out by request directly on site at Members’ preferred locations;

  • DEVO Bootcamp: 3-days intensive training program, held in early September every year, reserved to Members’ representatives.