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Dario Resnati

Chief Innovation Officer
BNP Paribas

Dario Resnati

Chief Innovation Officer
BNP Paribas
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Biography

Dario Resnati has great passion and experience in fostering creativity and innovation. Dario began first as a student of the leading practices of Innovation and, today, is recognized both academically and professionally as a leader of innovation, while retaining the energy and curiosity of a student.
Dario spent his entire professional life in IT and he’s still managing the IT in BNP Paribas securities services Italy. He started leading innovation in 2007, being appointed “innovation correspondent” for Italy in BNP Paribas Securities Services.
In the same period Dario introduced agile methodologies to his development department, with the main objectives to be able to innovative and to be flexible enough, building IT platform, to embrace change instead of limit or fight it.
In the following years, Dario made an intense training and intensive studies on the subjects of creativity and innovation. He became an expert in Creative Problem Solving, “6 hats”, mind mapping and other methodologies. He attended an “innovation management” master program.
In 2010 he’s been appointed “chief innovation officer” for the whole BNP Paribas Securities Services.
In early 2000 Dario also started a successful and innovative business in Italy, the very first chain of juice bars and health food store in Italy. This experience, which lasted 8 years, gave him the possibility to really understand the meaning of “entrepreneurship”.
During these intense years he gained the deep belief that behavior and awareness are central and fundamental; that there is no magic pill, no one-day seminar that transforms the people into a creative genius. Tools and techniques are meaningless by themselves. It’s the people – the users of the tools and techniques – that make the difference. If they are unwilling, no technique will ever be enough.
We cannot command employees to be creative and innovative, to be committed, to be passionate in what they do. Innovation is a lifestyle.