The Catholic University of America

Human Ecology: Integrating 125 Years of Catholic Social Doctrine

Presented by The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics

March 16 – 18, 2016

Nicola Sanna, Ph.D.
RiskLens, Inc.


Nicola (Nick) Sanna is the COO of RiskLens, Inc., a premier cyber risk management software company and President of the FAIR Institute, an expert, non-profit organization whose mission is to help advance the risk management profession. A serial high-tech entrepreneur with a passion for closing the gap that separates IT from the business, Nick previously served as CEO of other innovative software companies such as Netuitive and e-Security.

Nick is an active member of the Focolare Movement and a leading board member of the "Economy of Communion" (EoC) project here in North America. The EoC is an exciting approach to living the Gospel in business that was born following the publication of the encyclical Centesimus Annus and has received an explicit papal endorsement (Caritas in Veritate, #46). It is a grass-roots entrepreneurial initiative, whose mission is to to promote a culture of giving and social justice through businesses animated with the values of universal brotherhood.

Nick is a regular lecturer at universities across the US on the subject of social entrepreneurship and is an advisory board member of the school of business and economics at the Catholic University of America. Nick is fluent in five languages and received a masters degree in Economics and Trade from the University of Rome La Sapienza.