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     Date Submitted:20-04-2011
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    06 January 1963

    Gender

    Male

    Languages

    Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

     

     

    Work experience

     

    VividaWeb - Rome (Italy)

    CTO and VP Engineering (June 2011 → Present)

     

    -    Hiring, motivating and coaching team members;

    -    Management the IT team (administering Linux servers on AWS and Aruba clouds);

    -    Management the software development team, using Agile methodologies, making multi-threaded server software in C++, Web applications in JavaScript, Perl, Python, MySQL and PHP, and apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android.

    Nokia - Rome (Italy)

    Senior Programme Director EMEA (July 2010 → May 2011)

     

    -    Nokia acquired Novarra in 2010: I managed the EMEA change activities;

    -    Main activities and responsibilities remained the same as listed below for Novarra.

    Novarra (Nokia) - Rome (Italy)

    Senior Programme Director Southern EMEA (Jan. 2008 → June 2010)

     

    -    Management of professional services and managed services activities;

    -    Management of the company’s IT data centre in Italy and customer’s IT deployments in EMEA;

    -    Management of the local product management and pre-sales teams;

    -    Management of the software integration of the content adaptation platform with advertising and video streaming engines of 3rd party vendors;

    -    Management of a geographically distributed team doing software development (Java, HTML, JavaScript, PHP and C++) using Agile methodologies;

    -    Management of a software development team of project managers and engineers to develop clients’ requested customisations, using Agile methodologies.


    Rovsing - Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Senior Manager, Software Development (Jan. 2007 → Dec. 2007)

     

    -    Management of the team, using Agile methodologies, who made the software (in C++) and the hardware interfaces to test the payload for the Electrical Ground Support Equipment Service Module Simulator (EGSE/SMS) of the Galileo satellites required for the In-Orbit Validation (IOV) phase;

    -    Management of the software team in charge of the modifications to SCOS-2000 to meet Galileo’s requirements;

    -    Motivating, mentoring and coaching the team;

    -    Technical interface with ESA and EADS/Astrium customers.


    Openwave - Rome (Italy)

    Programme Director Southern EMEA (Sept. 2000 → Dec. 2006)

     

    -    Management of the IT data centre and infrastructure in Italy;

    -    Management of professional services activities, local software development, resource allocation, IT deployments, managed services, and management of partners (Sirti, IBM, Siemens, Sun, EMC2, Cisco, and Oracle). Largest programme included 6 senior project managers and about 80 engineers;

    -    Account management and business development both direct and through channel: achievement of multi-million quota (in 2006 was $15M);

    -    Running multiple teams in multiple locations, languages, and cultures;

    -    Management of the change and transformation program in Southern EMEA when Phone.com and Software.com merged to Openwave.


    Vitrociset - Darmstadt (Germany)

    Project Manager, Software Development (Apr. 1993 → Aug. 2000)

     

    -    Site manager at the European Space Operation Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency in charge of Vitrociset’s resource management and recruitment;

    -    Project Manager of the EGNOS-EM project for ENAV (Italian Institute for Flight Control) for the development of an air-traffic control simulator. Project used a geo-referenced graphical representation of the European and the Mediterranean area and aimed to track airways and assist the air traffic control using the data from the EGNOS and GPS satellites;

    -    Project Manager for the development using C++, for ESA and NASA, of the communications’ gateway between the NASA’s Deep Space Network and the ESA’s network to convert the NASA telemetry packets to the ESA’s PUS format used by the SOHO satellite, and vice versa;

    -    Project Manager for the Automatic Schedules Execution (ASE) project for automatic satellite control, analysing the telemetry and sending the proper telecommands to the satellite. Object-oriented analysis and design using Java;

    -    Project Manager for the On-Board Software Maintenance (OBSM) of the satellite Envisat (FOCC Envisat OBSM). Object-oriented analysis and design using C++;

    -    Development of subsystems using C++ for the Spacecraft Control and Operations System (SCOS-II and then SCOS-2000) in the Flight Control Systems Department.

    Sistemi Avanzati - Rome (Italy)

    Product Manager (Jan. 1992 → Apr. 1993)

     

    -    Product management and pre/post-sales activities of image processing products and geographic information systems (GIS);

    -    Coaching courses to customers on: Erdas Raster GIS Modelling, Remote Sensing, and Digital Earth Model from images from the Spot and Landsat satellites.


    Wozniak Foundation - Pisa (Italy)

    Network Project Manager (Mar. 1989 → Dec. 1991)

     

    -    Project Manager in the “Divisione Babele” to design the IP network of CRESAM (Italian Army Research Centre) in San Piero a Grado (Italy);

    -    Development of VGCTalk, a program similar to Skype written in C for the Apple Macintosh using the AppleTalk network, presented in the March 1990 issue of “Bit”, a former Italian computer magazine.

    Eprom - Portoferraio (Italy)

    Senior Software Engineer (May 1988 → Feb. 1989)

     

    -    Software development on the SCO Unix and Theos operating systems;

    -    Development of applications, in C, to recover deleted files from the file system and to rebuild corrupted data files on the Theos operating system.

    CNUCE (nowISTI) - Pisa (Italy)

    System Administrator and Software Engineer (Mar. 1985 → Apr. 1988)

     

    -    System and network administrator for SunOS Unix, TCP/IP and AppleTalk networks, and Cisco IOS;

    -    Development of an application, in C, on System V Unix for network performance evaluation of experimental high-speed data traffic with satellite Olympus.

    Education

     

    Qualification

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

     

    University of Wales - Robert Kennedy College - Zurich (Switzerland)

    Qualification

    Computer Science Studies

     

    Università di Pisa - Pisa (Italy)

    Qualification

    High School Diploma

     

    Liceo Scientifico Statale - Portoferraio (Italy)

    Professional overview

     

    Organisational / Managerial skills

    -    Leadership: currently responsible for about 15 people, while in Openwave and Nokia I have managed teams of over 80 people;

    -    Management of services for the Tier1 telecom operators like TelecomItalia (TIM), Turkcell and H3G;

    -    P&L control of projects: I have managed projects with budgets of over US $4m;

    -    Management of multiple teams across multiple locations in large international, multi-cultural teams. In Openwave, the team included people in USA, UK, NI, Spain, Italy and India. In Nokia, it included people in USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Turkey and India. In VividaWeb, it included people from UK, Italy, India and China;

    -    Capacity to deliver a shared vision and to inspire effective collaboration and team working, gained since my first years of management at Vitrociset/ESA.

    Communication skills

    -    Good communication skills gained through my career experience, and ability to communicate at all management levels up to CxOs;

    -    Good communication skills with my team, with peers and with management.

    Technical skills

    -    Agile methodology, SCRUM process; signatory of the Agile Manifesto;

    -    UML and Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming;

    -    Microsoft Suite: Project, Visio, Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint;

    -    Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Javascript, HTML5, PHP, CSS, XML, Unix Shell, Perl, Python;

    -    Networking: TCP/IP protocols, VPN;

    -    Monitoring: Nagios, Cacti, Monit, M/Monit, SNMP;

    -    RDBMS: Oracle, MySQL (Percona, MariaDB), PostgreSQL;

    -    Source code control systems: RCS, CVS;

    -    Cloud Computing: Amazon AWS, Aruba, IBM/SoftLayer;

    -    Mobile platforms apps development: iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android;

    -    Issues tracking: Jira;

    -    Operating Systems: Unix (Sun Solaris, RedHat/CentOS Linux, Ubuntu Linux), Windows, Cisco IOS;

    -    Software engineering standards of ESA (PSS-05).

     

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