SYDIC is the Italian national branch of the System Dynamics Society
(www.systemdynamics.org). The Chapter has been founded back in 1995 but legally recognized by the Italian Law as a Cultural Association for Social Promotion, in 2015. The mission of SYDIC is to support the SD Society to promote, spread out and disseminate the wide use and uptake of the system dynamics methodology and, more in general, of all systemic approaches to modelling & simulation at national and international level. SYDIC counts around 60 ordinary associates from all over Italy and a few also from abroad, as well as a wider audience of around 200 volunteer associates (members of our community, they signed up on the website and mailing list). Among its members, SYDIC includes experts, consultants and entrepreneurs interested in the System Dynamics methodology in various ways, as well as several top-notch scholars from the Italian academic & scientific community
(Research Centres and Universities in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Naples, Genoa, Firenze, Palermo, etc.), representing knowledge and competences from Management & Social Sciences to Engineering and Natural Sciences.
SYDIC is currently deeply involved in disseminating and promoting the uptake of Systems Thinking & System Dynamics at various levels, from the Primary and Secondary education to the development of such competencies in youngsters and adults in managing positions. Additionally, SYDIC is promoting the Systems Thinking approach also in various vertical sectors, especially by means of the development of research projects (already a few important experiences at national and international level).
The main SYDIC’s objectives are:
- Promoting the dissemination and development of this methodology, as well as all systemic approaches to the analysis of complex problems and various modelling and simulation techniques/ methodologies, both in Italy and abroad.
- Interacting and establishing formal and operational links with other related associations and study groups, both at national and European level, but also with scientific bodies and associations concerning other disciplines.
- Organizing seminars, workshops, conferences, and other research, study and training initiatives in order to promote the exchange of knowledge and experience between experts of System Dynamics methodology and similar and/or alternative approaches.
- Participation in regional, national and European funding proposals with projects aimed at improving modern society, with particular reference to the study and to the analysis of social problems, the environment, socio-economic and cultural development.
- Realizing studies, designs, analysis of impacts and evaluation of policies/strategies related to organizational and social change, sharing experiences acquired and those that over time have matured among all the practitioners of the methodology.
Stefano Armenia (Rome, Italy – 1971) is a Research Fellow in the Analysis and Management of Complex Organization and Organizational Behaviour through a Systems Thinking and System Dynamics approach. He has a degree in Computer Engineering, Industrial Automation & Control Systems, a Ph.D. in Business Engineering and a Master in Management and Business Administration. He is Vice President for Chapters and SIGs of the System Dynamics International Society (SDS), President of SYDIC - System Dynamics Italian Chapter (the Italian Network of the SDS) since 2011 and member of WOSC, World Organization on Systems and Cybernetics and EURAM.
Camillo Carlini is a Research Fellow in the Analysis of Dynamical Systems. He has his degree on Informatics for Management at University of Bologna. Master’s Degree in Computer Science always at University of Bologna. He participated in some research projects at national and international level.
Under the CIPS and DG-HOME security found he was analyst and modeler inside CRISADMIN project and he was modeler and deputy PM on the A TT ACS project in field of critical infrastructures protection.
Under E+ - SPORT programme he was Deputy PM of BRISWA project. He is also a promoter of some regional project in the field of social inclusion trought sports.
Andrea Brundo (male) is President and founder of Associazione Deadeye Soφόs, a no profit association for the scientific research. The association leverages on the experiences and competencies of its network of professionals in different industries to aim at the implementation and development of new technologies, in particular in sectors like neuroscience, forensics, crime and investigation sciences, artificial intelligence. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of everyone.
He has 30 years’ experience in the ICT sector, achieving a managing role in one of the main Italian company (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.). Specialized in the Defence domain and in the scope design of international projects, he has strong experience in requirements elicitation and in training.
Riccardo Onori holds a Ph.D. in “Business Engineering and Operations Research” (December 2004, Faculty of Engineering, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome), a MBA in “Business and Administration Engineering” (December 2002) and is graduated in Industrial Engineering (2001). He is (actual positions): a member of the Policy Council of the SYDIC (the Italian Chapter of the System Dynamics International Society), in charge of the International Relations Department; an expert consultant, working as a strategy advisor freelance; the director of the R&D department of the BPMI srl, an Italian innovation consulting sme; a research fellow in Policy Modelling and Impact Assessment.
Camilla Tecchio graduated at her bachelor's degree in Languages (English and Spanish) at the University of Trento. She is currently concluding her Master's degree in Marketing & Digital Communication at LUMSA University in Rome. Camilla has recently joined the team in charge of communication and dissemination of SYDIC, implementing her studies in a dynamic environment and collaborating to develop social and communication strategies together with the team.