In 2013 I completed the Ph.D. in Information Engineering at the University of Padua, after graduating cum laude on Automation Engineering. My academic profile embraces an experience as Visiting Student Researcher at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara. My 13+ publications cover topics of control theory and distributed computation.
When I was twenty-three, Prof. Ruggero Frezza, now President of M31, invited me to work on an automated parking system for smart-cities. From then on, I never stopped to keep my interest and excitement for the IT entrepreneurial world.
Between 2012-2018 I was the CTO, Founder and President of Sellf, a startup hosted in H-Farm, the accelerator founded by Riccardo Donadon, located in the Sile Valley, near Venice. In 2013 Sellf was co-financed by H-Farm and a venture capital fund to develop a product dedicated to professionals and SMEs for the customer relationship management (CRM) via mobile. Sellf has received several awards, culminating in 2015 with the prize awarded by Apple as the most innovative iPad app in Italy. In 2015 Sellf was also selected all across Europe for the Impact Accelerator program sponsored by EU Horizon 2020 and I had the great chance to attend the Impact training in Barcelona in the same year.
In 2018 Sellf has been acquired by Tritium Software, a Spanish company headquartered in Barcelona, that has developed “ForceManager”, a personal assistant for field sales with artificial intelligence capabilities. In Tritium I started as Head of Product Development of ForceManager, collaborating to the adoption and prioritization of strategic decisions and to the research and development of the product worldwide, coordinating the Italian team, thanks to the experience acquired in Sellf. Then, when the customer base of ForceManager started to grow in Italy, I decided first to take the role of Head of Operations in Italy, to manage on the front line the ForceManager projects to be shipped to our Business customers, covering pre-sales and post-sales support both as technical consultant and project manager.
Then in 2021 I moved to the role of Director of Integrations at the HQ level, to work on strategic developments with Partners (Microsoft, Sage, Telefonica) and to manage different needs at APIs integrations levels.
Moreover, I’m the Cofounder of A-Pole, a team that develops web/mobile application for the Internet of Things. Our most important project is hi!tide Venice, an app to monitor in real-time the flood in Venice, partnered with Centro Previsioni e Segnalazioni Maree di Venezia. It raised 30K+ users in less than a year and it was a great experience to acquire transversal skills, dealing with public authorities like the Municipality of Venice.
From 2017 I started to get interested in the world of cryptocurrencies, developing an app to get the conversion value of ALT coin in FIAT currencies, going through the BTC exchange, where the 1:1 conversion was not available.
In 2022 I won a scholarship to attend the MasterZ program, a master’s degree in blockchain and digital assets and I started collaborating with H-Farm in a number of initiatives in this area, in particular working as Professor on a corporate and university level.
In my career I received several prizes. I was awarded by the Rotary District 2060 and by the Rotary Alumni Association of the “Paul Harris Fellow” for my efforts on promoting the Rotarian principles. Moreover, the Singularity University awarded me of a Special Mention for the Global Impact Competition 2014 sponsored by Axelera, and the Rotaract District 2060 awarded me of the “Rotaract’s Got Talent” prize, for the goals achieved in my profession and for my social commitment.
I was also chosen by the Mind The Bridge Foundation to attend the GYM startup school in San Francisco, where I had the opportunity to deep my knowledge and keep in contact with other startuppers and amazing people of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Nonetheless, I won the Ing. Aldo Gini Scholarship to support my studies abroad.
Among the “curious” awards, in 2018 the company Col Vetoraz, to celebrate its 25 years, has included me among 25 characters that according to the company have distinguished themselves in their professional sector, delivering me a collection-lined magnum by Swarowsky; I also appeared in the book “Mi è caduta la ‘Marca’ nel piatto. 100 piccoli grandi protagonisti della ‘Marca gioiosa, amorosa… laboriosa et golosa’” as a young representative of the Province of Treviso in the field of digital startup.
In 2006, joining the Staff of the IEEE Student Branch of University of Padua, I won the Innovation Prize for the best European project in the design and implementation of a rescue robot. In 2007 I won the first prize for the best project of the Control System class and in 2008 I won the second prize for the best project of the Computer Vision class of the Automation Engineering degree. In 2013 I won the “Premio Città Impresa” assigned to the 1.000 talents under 35 of Veneto region.
I’m an inborn geek and programmer. I’ve done several projects in Java, C#, NesC, Ruby, Matlab. My skills coverage several applications and languages: from low-level programming, through object-oriented philosophy, ending with scripting interfaces. I developed open-source software for indoor localization, distributed estimation, data acquisition, real-time performance, and image processing. In 2015 I also funded the first Ember.js Meetup in Italy.
Beside my job I’m involved in different organizations.
For three years, I was the Student Representative of the Automation Engineering degree and from 2010 to 2012 I was the Ph.D. Representative in the Board of the Professors of the Department of Information Engineering. I was also a Member of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation.
From 2012 to 2017 I’ve been President of the Fencing Club of Montebelluna, a Club with more than 45 athletes. In previous years I have held the position of Advisor and Instructor at the same club. In 2007 I ended the career as a professional fencing athlete with a roll of 1 world podium, 5 national podiums and 16 inter-regional ones.
In 2007 and 2008 I received a plaque of merit for having honored the city of Montebelluna with the achieved sporting results, and in 2009 the city of Trevignano has rewarded me for achievements throughout my career as an athlete of fencing.
From 2017 to 2021 I was the yongest Counselor of the Ordine degli Ingegneri di Treviso, managing the committee of Information Engineers. In the year 2018 I started the training offer by realizing 8 courses on issues related to business start-ups, general data protection regulation, cryptocurrencies and smart-cities.
For eight years I’ve been a Member of Rotaract, a service of the Rotary International. I played a lot of roles into the Rotaract being President, Sergeant in Arms and also Art Director of a newspaper with more than 5000 readers. I was Delegate for the International Action of the Rotaract District 2060 for two years and Chairman of District Zone 4 for the Rotaract District 2060. From 2013 and 2018 I’ve been Member of the Rotary Club of Montebelluna, the youngest one that joined the Club and from 2014 to 2018 I was the manager of the Rotary Club Central and a Member of the IT board of Rotary District 2060 from 2014-2018. Currently I’m the Member of the RYLA committee of Rotary District 2060 and a Member of the Rotary Club of Conegliano, working as the Secretary of the Club.
In 2006 I received a certificate of recommendation for the “Premio Algarotti” of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, the master of ethics and personalities sponsored by Rotary.
In 2010 I was also chosen by the Rotary District 2060 to take part of the Group Study Exchange program of Rotary International in California, a unique opportunity for cultural and professional exchange for people between 25 and 40 years, in the early stages of their careers.
For two consecutive years from 2007 to 2008 instead I won with the Club of Montebelluna and the Venice-Mestre one the ERIC Twin Club Awards, the European prize for Best International Twinning, sponsored by Rotaract International.
From 2012 to 2016 I’ve been a volunteer of Caritas in Treviso, as an operator of the “Penelope project”, with the aim of helping entrepreneurs that have financial, legal and management troubles.
Since 2021 I have been part of the Social Warning – Digital Ethical Movement Association, operating as a volunteer Trainer to explain to young people the entrepreneurial opportunities and also the dangers of the digital world.
In my spare time I mainly like cooking and travelling. I’m very passionate about food, enjoying what the different culinary cultures offer and challenging myself in creating new recipes or trying to emulate those of famous chefs. I also like painting, writing (experimental poetry) and enjoy my life with my sweetheart Francesca, my son Vittorio, my friends and family.