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Over 20 years of experience in corporate environment: Pirelli Cables & Systems (now Prysmian), Marconi Communication, Rohde&Schwarz International, Cromwell Capital Partners; currently in Siae Microelettronica, he is managing director for a group of Companies in Asia; prior to his current position, he has an extensive career in sales & business development and a solid general management and project management background as discipline for the implementation of complex projects, in the telecom, defence, oil&gas, transportation, energy, security sector, government agencies. He managed medium sizes companies with full P&L responsibilities, in charge of international projects, companies restructuring, negotiation and deal closing of projects in Europe, ME and Asia. A wide international experience, currently he lives in Dubai, works in Asia; in his professional life, he lived in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, U.A.E., Malaysia, Indonesia, consolidating a solid experience of business practice in cross-cultural business environment. He is in charge of the start-up of international subsidiaries, the launch of international JVs, development of new markets, with a track record of delivering successfully against both revenue and EBIT targets. For several years, Chairman of the Italian Business Council in UAE and currently board member at the Italian Chamber of Commerce to the South East Asia. 

He holds an executive MBA from MIP Business School and a Ms. Sc. Degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.


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CEO with different experiences both in multinational and medium manufacturing enterprises in the automotive market. Past President of a financial fund and Board Member in various associations operating in the social field. Mechanical engineering background, graduated at Politecnico di Milano and MBA education at MIP, business school of the same university.

He’s in charge of development and management of organizations, focusing on their objectives and on the achievement of higher goals.
Sectors of expertise: automotive, mechanical, marine, financial, education.

Entrepreneur for over 25 years, he is founding partner and CEO of SMS engineering, an innovative and multi awarded ICT company in Italy and UK. It deals since 2009, of mentoring and scouting of innovative startups. He's adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, management and innovation at Industrial Engineering Department of University of Naples Federico II and Lecturer of entrepreneurship academy of MIP-School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He's member of the organizing committee of the Observatory SNIF (social networks and future internet) of the University of Salerno and AGCOM. External tutor in 2010 and 2011 at Business Accelerator of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, works closely with the University of Naples, Salerno and the Politecnico di Milano. He's also, chairman of the committee on Information Technology at the Order of Engineers of Naples and he's on the board of the ICT section of the Industrial Union of Naples. Vice President of AFCEA International Naples Chapter, has gained significant experience regarding entrepreneurship, leadership, strategic influence and innovation technology. On these topics writes articles in newspapers and magazines and participates as a speaker at seminars and events related to innovation and the use of new technologies as business’s enabler.

She got graduated in Law in 1993 at the State University in Milan, her degree thesis was entitled “The Apparent Power of Attorney. The falsus procurator” and was disputed with the prof. Ugo Carnevali, from 1992 to 1997 she practiced the law at the Franco Zanetta’s lawyer office in Novara. She practiced the law at the Justice of the Peace and the Magistrate’s court.

In 1999 she decided to face a great challenge: to become the CEO of the family Company Cavanna S.p.A.

Today, Cavanna Packaging Group, is one of the most important leaders in the world of primary and secondary packaging.

Since 2014 she has been Councillor at the Bank of Italy in Turin.

Drawn to a challenge, with listening skills, curiosity, ability to analyze and to study the terms of the problems, Alessandra identified two essential tools to manage the new responsibilities.

The first one is the constant training, which requires self-criticism and willingness to change. 

She has recently obtained a Master in General Management at MIP – Milan Polytechnic – she is also Counselor in Core Energetics, a psycho-physical discipline that enriches her in professional and personal level. 

The second tool is teamwork, very important for the cooperation attitudes, support and understanding within the Company.



Paolo Ciceri is CIO at La Rinascente.
Previously he worked in several companies, holding different offices. First, he worked in Etnoteam, then he was director of software department in France Telecom-Diagram, IT manager at Enel, then he was in charge of Knowledge Management & E-learning at Sfera, par of ENEL group. He was also CEO at Gruppo NET, a consulting firm.
He earned a second level master’s at ICF, International coach Federation.


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Manlio has got an Executive MBA degree (2005/2007) at Politecnico di Milano. He loves to define himself as a marketeer with a realistic approach to the marketing disciplines driven by a customer centric vision.
He made significant experiences in services firms (Infostrada and Adecco) and in luxury Corporation (Luxottica, Richemont - Officine Panerai, Marchon, Kering) always holding international offices in sales, brand management and marketing.
He launched Ray-Ban and Vogue in the emerging economies (mainly far east), contributed to establish and affirm Oakley in EMEA region and drawn and implemented the digital transformation of Officine Panerai timepieces, reshaping the marketing mix and the consumer experience in the boutiques.


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Francesca is IT Chief Technology Officer at Ferrari SPA. She always worked in IT environment in companies such as Cray, Silicon Graphics and HP, helping clients in their choices in IT world.
She also worked as Business developer, scouting new opportunities and technologies in which invest, becoming the first system integrator implementing the VMware in Italy in 2003.
After this experience, she moved in Ferrari. She and her team provided a long term project that gave to aerodynamic engineer powerful computing solutions, doubling computational power year on year for six year, becoming one of the first forty High Performance Computing: Ferrari Datacentre and the HPC were awarded by Super Computing Conference.
Among those projects, some of them are important in terms of cost saving and improvement of everyday working activities in Ferrari company: use of VoIP technology, a new “smart” way to use mobile phone, videochat, videoconference and the review of the communications system.


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Head of internal Audit at ENAV Spa, previously he worked in management consulting from 2001 up to 2010 and in ERG Spa as Chief Audit Risk & Compliance Officer until March 2016.

Working field: Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Internal Controls and Internal Auditing, Listing, Business Process Reengineering, Change Management, Planning & Control, People Management, Cost analysis & cutting, company reorganization, Fraud prevention, Compliance, Internationalization, IT Governance, IT Security, Contract management; Project & Program management, Investments.


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Gianluca has over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry, developing markets for various companies in Italy and Europe.
As a result, he built relationships with key-users, system integrators, technology distributors and major vendors in this market beside gaining very deep technology understanding.
The ICT Market, still remaining very technical and complex, nowadays requires know-how about the market's business dynamics and more importantly the ability to provide Consultative / Solution sales and position the offer in the right level of the customer's structure.
Perceived as a forerunner and a source of new ideas, Gianluca brings his strong analytical skills and expertise in business development, marketing and management combined with a broad knowledge of TLC market, both fixed and mobile.
Gianluca holds an MBA from MIP – Business School of Politecnico di Milano, in 2006 he was elected President of the MIP Alumni Association, representing all the master graduates from MIP.
Passionate about the intersection between innovation, technology and business
Specialties: ICT market: 15+ years in hardware, Software, Internet, Telco and Professional services
Marketing strategy and execution: 10+ years of experience in B2B ICT marketing
Business plan and P&L building
Inbound - Outbound Marketing processes
Campaign management


I define myself as an engineer with a strong passion for the sales.

My goal has always been to become the Sales Director of companies that bring creativity, innovation and technology of the concept of Made in Italy worldwide. With a gradual path of growth, I started from Italy market, then Europe and now the world, to test myself with new challenges: to develop sales in markets with different languages, time zones, environments and lifestyles.

Since the very beginning in Barilla, sales and marketing are my work. I began my journey in a group, such as Barilla, able to give a strong imprinting to a young engineer supply chain.

In order to specialized me in sales and marketing, I decided to do the application for MIP, MBA of the Politecnico di Milano. I entered the class of 30 people. That was the second joint of my working life, after the first in Barilla. My goal was to start a career path in sales depatment of Italian manufacturing companies.

On the contrary, the road has been amazing and much longer: consultant first, then entrepreneur, then manager and now itemporary managers.

But my biggest project has always been the family that I created with my wife and my three children Rossana, Tancredi, David and Vittorio. The house is in Cremona, the town where I was born and I always travelled in Italy and around the world.

After the experience of Director of Sales Division in Mail Boxes Etc, (world leader in the areas of Service Centers in Shipments, Graphics & Print, and other services for the office), I have now accepted the challenge to be in charge of Director of International Sales in a start-up.

DG Mosaic is the spin-off of an industrial group that has developed a unique technology in the new materials and nanotechnology. I was fascinated by the idea to bring in the world the excellence of creativity, design and technology of the Made in Italy concept.

I have always been involved in the management and growth of existing markets and development of new products / markets projects. To develop, build and motivate teams, always with the desire to grow and work having fun.

I can do three things very well, thanks to the success cases and errors that have taught me a lot: channels management and sales force, sales both direct and indirect (partners and franchise dealers), business development and start-up.

In 2016 I was called by Master MIP - Polytechnic of Milan to carry out the activities of Mentor and Associate Lecturer Area Sales / Marketing. I am really very proud for this prestigious achievement.

I always put all my enthusiasm, trust in people, the determination to push forward the projects, the desire to learn and experience. I like to be called a person who believes in teams, an explorer, a team leader.

That's why every day I study, chase new challenges an try new paths.


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Until August 2015 Antonia Figini was Managing Director at ADP Italy Company. She joined ADP in September 2012. ADP is a leading Company in Italy and at WW level in providing a wide set of services in the HR business area, from Payroll Administration to HR Management.

Antonia Figini started her work experience in 1980 at Honeywell Bull. In 1984 she joined HP as IT Solution Specialist and she collaborated in the development and support of applications at European level.

Within the IT organization in Europe, Antonia Figini is in charge of different functions and in particular leads an International Team based in Italy and operating in all Europe.
In 1997, Figini was appointed European IT Manager for Enterprise Business Group in HP. In 2000 she joined Sales & Marketing Group of HP Italy and for two years she has been responsible for Business Critical Systems

Later on, Antonia Figini was appointed Director for Server Business Unit with the responsibility of managing the entire HP server offering for all industry markets and Storage area.
In March 2005 she has been appointed Enterprise Marketing Director of Hewlett-Packard Italy. In this role she has the responsibility of coordinating all marketing activities for enterprise, commercial and SMB market.
After two years, in 2007, Antonia Figini was appointed Enterprise Servers and Storage Volume Sales manager in the Technology System Group. In such role she led a group of Sales Specialists and was responsible for the Sales results related to the Industry Standard Servers in all Market segments.
In Dec 2009, Antonia joined NetApp, where she has been Country Manager for 2 years and half. In such role she drove the development of NetApp Business achieving important results in term of both revenues and market share position.


Gloria Gazzano has been appointed Executive Vice President of Information & Communication Technology at Snam in January 2012.
With a degree in Mathematics from the Università Statale of Milan, Gloria Gazzano began her career at Olivetti in 1980, where she was involved in many important software development projects in Italy and the US in the areas of Operating Systems, Productivity and Education tools.
At the end of the 80’s she moved into the supply industry, firstly at Etnoteam and then at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica where, among other roles, she was Director of the Energy & Utilities Market and Managing Director of the group company Neta, specialising in the creation of products and solutions for the Utilities market, where she oversaw the integration process and the subsequent merger.
In 2008 she decided to capitalise on her experience in the supply industry by joining Italgas (Eni), Italian leader in the distribution of natural gas.
At Italgas, in 2009, following its acquisition by Snam, she led the ICT integration project involving the four companies Snam Rete Gas, Italgas, Stogit and Gnl Italia.


Graduated in Mathematics, MBA at SDA Bocconi, he has got experiences as technician, becoming CIO working in banking, large scale distribution and fashion. He also worked one year as CEO for two companies in banking.
Enzo is a business angel as partner in a start up holding.

Domenico developed his working path in IT consulting working for the first years, the most formative ones, in American multinational companies such as HP and IBM then.
Passionate about innovation and information technology, Domenico started his career as analyst and growing up as project manager. His experience in the Italian multinational Reply gave him the possibility to develop and gain managing competences and responsibility, becoming client manager and business unit manager. Since 2011 he’s been working for everis, a Spanish multinational corporation, and recently he took over the responsibility for the Italian business in the Energy & Utility sector.

Bruno Lodi has more than thirty years’ experience in operations and supply chain management, and he has being hold for more than ten years temporary management positions in such functions, or in general management in medium and small companies where strong changes in industrial and operative areas were requested.

Graduated at Politecnico di Milano and at MIP in 1990, he faced both industrial reorganization and restructuring projects in several mature manufacturing companies, and supply chain building projects in new companies.

So, he has significant experiences in complex industrial systems and change management projects.



Accounting for development of fashion collection and fashion show, starting from the drawing, material research and manufacturing up to final product.
Accountable for industrial and shoes branch project for Louis Vuitton. Among different projects: ERP and cost standard implementing, lean production.
Salvatore was supply chain manager at GSK, responsible for distribution, warehouse, production planning and customer service. In this company he contributed to several projects: reduce the in house stock in the central warehouse in the world, plant renewal of Sanofi/Avensis.

Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with experimental thesis, I started my working career as a researcher publishing the thesis and programming the engine control module of the Polytechnic wind tunnel prototype.

After an experience as a project manager at a world leader in the packaging industry, I began my career in IBM's Outsourcing division, where, in a short time, I reach the operational and commercial responsibility of large outsourcing contracts.

Convinced that the outsourcing market is changing, I assume the general direction of an average IT services company that orient with excellent results in the outsourcing industry.

Next to the work the Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Business School of Politecnico di Milano that I obtained in 2009.

During the EMBA, with two other companions of the master, we work with a project work for a new and innovative company that deals with IT Managed Services. October 21, 2008 born Blueit.

In these eight years I have dealt with all the stages of evolution of a company from birth to maturity, working on everything that is making Blueit an established Italian IT company.


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Performance driven professional with more than 15 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Wide sales and marketing background. Customer-focused with clear leadership qualities, consistently delivering outstanding results. Economic skills enhanced by the Executive MBA diploma. Highly adaptable to challenging new situations with a creative, innovative and solution-oriented approach. 

Recognized accountable for removing obstacles and for making things happen. Able to build, develop and motivate a team as evidenced by effective hiring, coaching and mentoring of direct reports. 

Committed to develop a culture comfortable with challenging current market paradigms to achieve and exceed goals. Strong leadership skills, able to set a vision, to lead change, and to lead and mentor others. Aimed at creating an environment in which every member of the team has an opportunity to succeed, regardless of his or her tenure or standing within the organization.


Nato a Bergamo nel 1972, si è laureato in Ingegneria Aerospaziale presso il Politecnico di Milano nel 1997 e ha conseguito un Executive Master in Business Administration presso la Business School del Politecnico di Milano nel 2009. E' sposato e ha tre figli. 

Completa il bagaglio di formazione tecnica operando in ambito R&D nei settori Space&Defense e Industrial Robotics, a partire dal 1996.

Dal 2002 si occupa di progetti di riorganizzazione aziendale per una PMI lombarda del settore Industrial Robotics ricoprendo ruoli manageriali con responsabilità via via crescenti fino alla posizione di Marketing Manager per l’Italia e l’Estero dal 2007.

Completato nel 2009 il percorso di Executive MBA, si unisce allo Startup di un’azienda di Servizi di IT Outsourcing (Blueit) contribuendo a definire il modello organizzativo, a disegnare i processi di business e a costruire il Communication. 

Ricopre ruoli diversi nelle varie fasi di rapida evoluzione dell’azienda, da Direttore Tecnico, a Responsabile per i Servizi, a Direttore Operations e CFO.

Nel 2013 crea la Divisione Cloud&Innovation per progettare e mettere in produzione l’offering dei nuovi Servizi di Blueit. 

Attualmente è responsabile delle funzioni di Marketing&Innovation e membro del CdA.



Mr. Moscetti served as CEO and General Manager of Amplifon S.p.A, a global leader in the retail and fitting of hearing aids systems and related services. He led the business to a leadership position in new international markets and developed the company's international brand presence. Prior to joining Amplifon S.p.A. Mr. Moscetti held managerial and leadership positions in leading companies, both in Italy and abroad, within Air Liquide SA, the French Group world leader in industrial and medical gases.

He started his career as a salesman at SIO SpA in Rome and eventually became CEO of  Vitalaire S.p.A. a company specialized in home care services, CEO of Air Liquide Health and CEO of Air Liquide Italy. He served abroad in positions such as CEO of Air Liquide Santé France and as a Director of Healthcare at Air Liquide.

Currently he serves as CEO of Axel Glocal Business, founded by himself, and he is seating in the Board of Directors of Zignago Vetro S.p.A., Fideuram Investimenti SGR S.p.A. (IntesaSanpaolo Group), Diasorin S.p.A. and of the SPAC Capital for Progress I.



Paola Antonella Mungo is the co CEO of Azimut Holding S.p.A., independent listed holding company (listed on Milan Stock Exchange, member of FTSE – Mib and Euro STOXX 600 indexes) of Azimut Group, present in 15 different countries and active in different business lines (asset management, distribution, life insurance). Paola Mungo is co CEO of the listed holding company Azimut Holding S.p.A. from 2016, having yet covered the role of General Manager from 2007 of the same Azimut Holding S.p.A and having brought, since the beginning, the Group to its international growth and development through the implementation of key projects (i.e. IPO, creation and set up of new business lines, strategies and new subsidiaries, partnerships, merger and acquisition operations, developing, among others, innovative financial, insurance and asset management products and innovative solutions via private equity/venture capital vehicles also to support Italian entrepreneurs).

Ms Mungo is also Chairman of CGM SGR S.p.A and Board member of Azimut Group’s companies since the beginning.

Previously Ms Mungo covered tasks with ever growing responsibilities within the legal department of the financial-insurance Group, Zurich Financial Services, before joining Azimut Group at the end of 2000 where she continued her professional growth, initially as the Head of Special Projects and Product Department and then as the Group General Manager and Co-CEO. After her first-class honors degree in Law, Ms Mungo carried out her lawyer apprenticeship at a famous legal firm in Milan.

She’s invited at several round-table discussions, international conferences and highly specialized masters at prestigious Universities.

Matteo Orlandi is marketing director and partner at Simi Group srl, an italian company active in packaging market. Main responsibilities concern market strategy definition, product range selection and production process optimization. Recently he has assumed the responsibility of commercial processes and company quality. 

Before this experience, Matteo was sportmarketing manager in Giorgio Armani, coordinating marketing EA7 brand activities. In 2015 he has followed and obtained an MBA at MIP, part-time model, edition 7.

Matteo, immediately after his marketing studies at USI of Lugano, he started his career at the italian offices of Arc-International, in the marketing offices responsible of the brands Pyrex, Cristal d'Arque and Luminarc. 


Graduated in Economics with a Master in Human Resources, she is also a coach certified by ICF. She works in ABB since 1996, where she held several roles in national and international field such as Talent Manager and HR Excellence Manager for Mediterranean region. In 2007 she became HR center manager of ABB Italy in charge of all HR country process (talent acquisition, talent management, learning & development, global mobility, payroll & administration). From 2013 she hold the role of Country HR Manager in ABB Italy. 

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Pierluigi is R&D Director at Vimar. He has previous experiences in the power sector in different enterprises such as ABB, Gewiss, Schneider Electric: those work experiences allowed him to build a strong technical background, having also the possibility to work within international and multicultural team. He got an Executive MBA at MIP, he love to work with people and to be continuously challenged on new goals.

Renzo is Executive Partner at Rings Consulting Firm leading the Risk and Change Management practices and member of the supervisory body in prestigious groups.
For many years, he has been Group CIO and Head of Business-Change in industrial and insurance groups.
Renzo has leaded important transformation projects enabled by information technology in multinational and multicultural contexts and multiple M&A


Alessandro is Director, Global Planning established pharmaceutical in Abbot. He got an Executive MBA at MIP, business school of Politecnico di Milano in the biennium 2005-2007.
He got a wide experiences in: Integrated supply chain management and development, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management, customs and trade compliance, operational excellence, planning & control, business review/planning, change management and IT process reenginering. Network optimization and post M&A integration. Solid understanding of business modeling and business case development as well as project management and execution.


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Development and delivery of outsourcing services in administrative and accounting, finance and control. Expertise on mid-size foreign companies operating in Italy, large accounts for back office administrative services and BPO projects.
Managing Finance & Administration business unit, coordinating and implementing business development (service portfolio), integration of service with other business units and third parties. Managing resources and clients.  M&A projects.

Global, strategic HR Business Partnering, Bianca has supported an Operations leadership team with 14 production plants around the world plus all support functions like Continuous Improvement, Strategic Procurement and Operational Excellence Projects.
HR support managing several Production transfer projects mainly from high-cost to low-cost countries.
Previously extensive experience in European/Middle East and Africa. Human Resources responsibilities with various projects ranging from HR Transformation and Reorganization (shared services model), HR Information System Implementations, Change Management Program implementation and roll-out of various change projects, Talent identification and management as well as the introduction of Development Programs and Reward System.

Bianca currently hold the position of SVP Human Resources in LEONI Bordnetz - Systeme.

With more than 25 years’ experience in in proposition of IT Solutions, I am currently the Business Developer of a major Italian IT services with 900 employees, 70.000.000 € revenue and head office in Milan and branches in Rome, Turin, Naples, Perugia, Bologna. In such a position, In previous rules I was in charge for designing and implementing marketing campaigns to promote products and services in collaboration with leading brands of the IT market (VMware, Samsung, Veeam, Symantec, etc..). My previous experience as CIO and coordinator of the Software Development Team contributed to increase and develop my capability in presentations of IT solutions.

Additionally, having achieved the EMBA at MIP - Politecnico di Milano School of Management, I am the Head of Marketing of the MIP Alumni Association (which counts at least a thousand students and alumni of MIP) since 2009. In this role, I organized  conferences with VIPs such as: the AlumniMIP Summer Gala Dinner (2009) with Carlo De Benedetti as keynote speaker; AlumniMIP Winter Conference with Tomaso Padoa-Schioppa (2010).

In 2009 I won the Silver Award at the first Video Contest organized by the Executive MBA Council for the creation of a short film to advertise the EMBA brand. I was Managing Editor of the first 5 issues of AQUA (AlumnuiMIP Quarterly) house organ of the association AlumniMIP also distributed digitally via the web. Currently I collaborate with ICT4Trade publishing regular articles concerning the discipline of Marketing with particular emphasis on strategic issues related to such activities. 

My commitment with the MIP also allowed me to establish an important network of relationships with the C level of major companies in the IT market.


Paolo is CEO and Managing Director at DAF Industrial Vehicles, he obtained an Executive MBA at MIP, business school of Politecnico di Milano. In the last fifteen years, Paolo worked mainly in the automotive field in a multinational context.
He has got experience in credit, distribution and people management, he has been CEO of finance captive of DAF for five years, in 2011 he became CEO of retail company, accountant for Italian market.

Luciano has got an experience as Legal Business development. He also contributed to build a global directory online Indexonly.com, and Consorzio EcoR'it: growing from a start up, nowadays this group represent 1100 associates among electrical and electronical equipment manufacturers. Creation, start up and directing waste management company.


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Alberto Valsecchi is Head of Strategy, Sales Analytics & Operations and Head of Segment Business Development for the Global Enterprise & Public Sector sales organization in Nokia. His responsibility includes strategy, segment and account planning, sales and business development programs, pipeline management, analysis of sales performance indicators and business governance.
Prior to this appointment, since year 2000 Alberto held several positions in Alcatel-Lucent: VP Business Strategy for the EMEA region, VP Sales for the Extra Large Enterprise segment, VP Sales Global Alliances, VP Marketing & Communications for the Optics division, Head of the Regional Business Center for the Wireless Transmission division.
Alberto started his career in 1990 as an R&D engineer and Product Manager in Telettra. He had professional experiences in the end-user entertainment and services market from 1996 to 2000, in Sisal.
Alberto holds a University degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and a post University degree in Business Administration from MIP – Politecnico of Milan.


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I started my career by STMicroelectronics, a major electronic supplier, where I spent more than 15 years. I started in R&D department then moved to Operations where I had to take care of industrialization of products and - finally - as product manager of a large business unit, taking care of  product portfolio management. I followed several big projects, mainly in automotive arena. 

After this long experience I moved to Magneti Marelli, as design manager of Infotainment & Clusters division for next 2 years. 

In 2014, together with former colleagues of mine, we opened XMetrics, a startup active in design and commercialization of wearable devices, where I currently work as CTO / R&D Manager.


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