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The Technology I Need

The Technology I Need

Job Digital Lab with ING Italia: Fabrizio Pagni’s story from “too late” to “I can"

“I participated in the Job Digital Lab courses because I need digital skills to complete a project,” explains Fabrizio Pagni, 44 years old, from Milan. “I want to open a blog on start-ups to explain how ideas are conceived, how they take shape, and how companies are formed. I would like it to be a digital environment in which entrepreneurs can find inspiration, courage, comfort and share ideas.”

With the help of Nicoletta Vulpetti, a true lover of identity stories, the second edition of Job Digital Lab, the educational programme developed with ING Italia, presents the stories of the protagonists of personal and community change.

I always kept away from those who told me it was “too late.” I believe that each of us must follow their fil rouge, one composed of many different threads. I am 44 and have intertwined many of these threads over the years. In 2004, I graduated in Economics and then left Italy for Barcelona, Spain. I refer to these as my explorations. I am not running away from anything, but towards something. I found work in a café. Basically, they paid me to speak to people. And so I discovered that I liked to listen to people’s stories and write them down. I decide that my objective is journalism.

During the summer, I attended courses at El Pais, but I only really worked at a news desk when I returned to Italy, in 2008. I experienced the excitement of going to press and the white sheets waiting to be printed. I stayed in Milan until 2014, also working ata a maintenance company.

Then, I escaped again, this time, to Ireland to study English, but I ended up ina corporate governance analysis company. I checked thousands of PDFs from companies on the stock exchange. I missed people, though.

In 2016, I returned to Italy and attended a master’s in international Relations the next year. Then, I opened up a vintage clothing shop, but not as I wanted to. Sometimes the threads get to entangled. I needed to unravel them and start all over.

I participated in the Job Digital Lab courses because I need digital skills to complete a project. I want to open a blog on start-ups to explain how ideas are conceived, how they take shape, how a company is created through the stories of the individuals involved in the adventure.

I would like it to be a digital environment in which entrepreneurs can find inspiration, courage, comfort and share ideas. Because, at any age, in any situation, the concept “too late” must become “we can.”

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