Katia Valtorta

Principal

Principal

Education

Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
Degree in Economics (Industrial Business Management)

Past Experience

Schlumberger?
Solutions Manager

Katia Valtorta joined Arthur D. Little in March 2001 and is Principal in the Milan office, a member of the Global Energy & Utilities practice and responsible for the Technology and Innovation Management practice in Italy.

Within the Energy domain, her professional focus is on gas & power retail and wholesale markets, sustainability, energy efficiency and energy sourcing for large industrial users, distributed generation, smart grids for the Utilities sector, feasibility studies for gas transportation assets, cogeneration plants, and renewable energy projects. She also has conducted many gas-market studies and assessments of the market value of gas, and she is involved in gas arbitration as an expert witness.

In the Technology and Innovation Management domain, her main areas of expertise cover innovation assessment, technology feasibility studies, commercial and technological scouting, R&D processes and organization reviews, and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries.

Katia holds a degree in Economics (Industrial Business Management) from Bocconi University of Milan. Apart from her mother tongue, Italian, she is fluent in English and has professional proficiency in French.

Katia is a hopeless animal and wilderness lover and a greedy, avid and compulsive reader. Being a passionate hiker, she thinks that every top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

Recent Publications

Advanced digital technologies
How they can help Public Administrations to expedite EU funding procedures
ICT security in the digital transformation era
The rise of digital transformation and cyberspace, as a result of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 spreading, will increase the risk of cyber-attacks. Public and private organizations need to define strategies, organizations, processes and how to manage the information capable of mitigating cyber threats, while remaining aligned with security, confidentiality and traceability requirements for compliance with recent regulations.
Digital Inclusion in public services
Despite investments and efforts, the performance in "connectivity" of different European regions is not homogenous.
Transformation by Radical Innovation
Is your company sufficiently innovative? Most CEOs and CTOs would like to say yes, although Arthur D. Little’s recent Global Innovation Excellence study reveals that most companies are focusing on incremental, rather than radical, innovation. The most successful innovators in the study, in terms of EBIT and sales from new products, spend as much as one third of total R&D resources on radical innovation activities.
Assessing innovation and R&D capabilities across multi-center organizations
Over the last decades most global companies have evolved to organize their innovation efforts through an “open innovation” model with individual research centers. Globalization and mergers & acquisitions have changed these networks, making them more complex to manage successfully. A robust capability assessment is the starting point for capturing synergies, fostering cross-center collaboration and steering critical make-or-buy and resource allocation decisions in the right direction. This article shows how this can be done.

Katia Valtorta joined Arthur D. Little in March 2001 and is Principal in the Milan office, a member of the Global Energy & Utilities practice and responsible for the Technology and Innovation Management practice in Italy.

Within the Energy domain, her professional focus is on gas & power retail and wholesale markets, sustainability, energy efficiency and energy sourcing for large industrial users, distributed generation, smart grids for the Utilities sector, feasibility studies for gas transportation assets, cogeneration plants, and renewable energy projects. She also has conducted many gas-market studies and assessments of the market value of gas, and she is involved in gas arbitration as an expert witness.

In the Technology and Innovation Management domain, her main areas of expertise cover innovation assessment, technology feasibility studies, commercial and technological scouting, R&D processes and organization reviews, and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries.

Katia holds a degree in Economics (Industrial Business Management) from Bocconi University of Milan. Apart from her mother tongue, Italian, she is fluent in English and has professional proficiency in French.

Katia is a hopeless animal and wilderness lover and a greedy, avid and compulsive reader. Being a passionate hiker, she thinks that every top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

Recent Publications

Advanced digital technologies
How they can help Public Administrations to expedite EU funding procedures
ICT security in the digital transformation era
The rise of digital transformation and cyberspace, as a result of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 spreading, will increase the risk of cyber-attacks. Public and private organizations need to define strategies, organizations, processes and how to manage the information capable of mitigating cyber threats, while remaining aligned with security, confidentiality and traceability requirements for compliance with recent regulations.
Digital Inclusion in public services
Despite investments and efforts, the performance in "connectivity" of different European regions is not homogenous.
Transformation by Radical Innovation
Is your company sufficiently innovative? Most CEOs and CTOs would like to say yes, although Arthur D. Little’s recent Global Innovation Excellence study reveals that most companies are focusing on incremental, rather than radical, innovation. The most successful innovators in the study, in terms of EBIT and sales from new products, spend as much as one third of total R&D resources on radical innovation activities.
Assessing innovation and R&D capabilities across multi-center organizations
Over the last decades most global companies have evolved to organize their innovation efforts through an “open innovation” model with individual research centers. Globalization and mergers & acquisitions have changed these networks, making them more complex to manage successfully. A robust capability assessment is the starting point for capturing synergies, fostering cross-center collaboration and steering critical make-or-buy and resource allocation decisions in the right direction. This article shows how this can be done.

More About Katia
  • Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
    Degree in Economics (Industrial Business Management)
  • Schlumberger?
    Solutions Manager