About The Team
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Entrepreneur and Engineer. Stefano started his first company 10 years ago in the web hosting industry. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, education and product development, and is now reimagining the intersection of e-learning, cloud skills and technology at Cloud Academy.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
With a Computer Science background, Giacomo has a long experience as a Sr. Software Engineer and Project Manager on several IT Projects for small and big companies.
Anthony has 20 years of experience in the IT sector with eight years focused on Cloud Computing and a further 10 years focused on mobility, new media and telecommunications. Anthony helped found the AWS business in Asia starting their regional Technology Partner ecosystem, he has also held program & product management, architectural, development and directorship roles at IBM, Fujitsu, News International, C-Bridge, Whispir and Telstra.
Sr. Software Engineer
Officially a Sound Engineer and a Musician, Alex has a solid Computer Science background and a deep love for Web Technologies and Data Science.
Sr. Software Architect with experience working for many IT Companies. Marco is passionate about modern technologies and loves developing and experimenting with the emerging tech tools.
He's interested in swimming, Bitcoin, wearable devices and math.
Marco is a product designer with a strong passion for motion graphics and iOS development. When he’s not busy prototyping interfaces, he’s probably spending his sleeping hours on Xcode, After Effects or whatever it takes to bring his ideas to life.
Head of Global Sales
Alessandro's career started in Engineering, but his passion had to do with growing business. After acquiring relevant Technical and Product Marketing skills, he completed his MBA and started his Sales career in High Tech. Alessandro was one of the first Angel Investors at Cloud Academy and was a Business Advisor to the CEO. He is now at Cloud Academy full time to assist the Company to grow faster.
Global Sales and Business Dev. Manager
Franco, has been working in the high technology industry in Silicon Valley, California for many years. Since the start of the new millennium he focused his career in sales, marketing, and business development areas. Prior to that, he managed engineering and manufacturing teams and holds a U.S. patent. He coaches, plays and loves basketball. He looks forward to talking with YOU!
Head of Content
Bessie lives at the intersection of content, technology, and education. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals through learning, using Excel to solve any challenge, the Warriors, food, and her family.
Luca is a Computer Engineer who recently discovered a passion for mobile technologies and apps development - especially on iOS - after working as web developer for many years. He is passionate about programming and technologies and loves traveling around the world.
Head of Technology
Roberto has spent several years working on recommender systems and data-driven solutions. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering in 2008 and, after a two-year experience at Politecnico di Milano as post-doc, he led the research activities of ContentWise to support the development of a B2B recommender system. He is passionate about large-scale data processing technologies and machine learning. He loves practicing sports in his spare time: running, cycling, hiking, skiing, sailing, and windsurfing.
AWS Content Lead
Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.
Ben is a software engineer with years of experience building web and mobile apps. He learned about DevOps some time ago, and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. In addition to DevOps, he’s passionate about information security, as well as virtual and augmented reality systems. When he’s not working he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.
Mattia is a Computer Engineer, passionate about new technologies, software and web development.
He loves creating new things, solving technical problems and he always looks for new challenges.
He's passionate about snowboarding, online games and motorsports.
Sarah enjoys making order out of chaos and finding solutions to problems. Though she mostly deals with numbers during her working hours, she loves creating, sculpting, and getting lost in a really good book. Raising two teenage daughters has made her appreciate how important a sense of humor really is.
Stuart has a long background within the IT industry covering a range of technologies. His most recent passion and interest is that of the cloud, specifically AWS.
He enjoys writing and teaching, which enables him to share his knowledge with the wider community. Stuart holds the AWS SA Certification as well being accredited as an AWS Business & Technical Professional and within TCO and Cloud Economics.
Luca has several years of experience as developer working for different IT companies with a strong focus in Python, Linux and PostgreSQL. He loves writing simple, clean and pragmatic code which solves complex problems and has a deep passion for DevOps tools and strategies.
Cats lover, he spends his free time riding his motorbike, playing the guitar and cooking good italian food.
Full Stack Developer
He is a young high skilled full stack and mobile developer. He loves learning and improving himself to achieve the best result in every challenge.
He also love IT because it is constantly evolving, thus there’s always something new to learn.
Cloud Technology Assessment Manager
John enjoys the mixture of creativity and learning science in educational publishing, with a focus on building and organizing assessment. Outside of work, he is an audiophile who loves exploring new music, teaching his daughter new songs and attending and performing in live music shows.
David is a computer science engineer who enjoys coding Python and R and is passionate about machine learning and algorithms. He has a fascination for logic puzzles, board games, and Lego, and he is always looking for new technology challenges to improve his skills and satisfy his passion for startups and innovation. He enjoys all team sports, XC skiing, and mountain biking.
Lab Researcher and Developer
Greg DeRenne is a Lab Researcher and Developer. Greg has worked at seven Bay Area tech startups, two of which were pioneers in rapid-growth, disruptive technologies (wireless web and cloud computing). Greg has devoted the last 15+ years to training and education related roles. He enjoys learning new technologies and building labs and associated content to help others ease their learning curve. Whether it's coaching his three daughters' soccer team (that's football to some of you or helping his buddies negotiate the mountain bike trails of northern California, he enjoys the hands-on element of learning. That is why Greg is passionate about the importance of hands-on labs when learning new cloud technologies.
Giacomo is a Computer Engineer who is really passionate about AWS and all Cloud Technologies. He spends most of his weekends "in the clouds" hiking and climbing. Curious about everything, Giacomo loves traveling, learning new things and photography.
Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).
Lab Researcher and Developer
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over ten years, including four years in the cloud. He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.
Fabio loves everything related to the digital world, and he spends much time reading about new technologies. He loves digital photography, sports, chess and PC tuning.
Full Stack Developer
Luca is a Software Engineer who is passionate about cloud technologies and serverless computing. He spent over 5 years as an entrepreneur and backend developer for his own company. He is addicted to the mountains and loves hiking, climbing and kayaking.
Full Stack Developer
Massimo has a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He has a strong passion for science, having worked as an Avionic System Engineer at AgustaWestland. He then moved to London and lived there for three years working as a developer both in Java and Python, while also obtaining some experience in Data Warehousing. He is interested in automotive and home automation, loves playing and watching basketball and would love to learn surfing.
Andrea has a passion for data and algorithms. With a background in Physics, he employed his love for math and models to Natural Language Processing and Data Science. He is fascinated by both human and machine intelligence, and the ways they can interact to improve each other. He loves sci-fi books, basketball and traveling to beautiful places.
Frontend Lead Developer
Alberto has a Masters Degree in Law and was supposed to became a lawyer, until he discovered the world of web development - it was love at first site. He's passionate about innovation and loves to work with all the shiny new toys he finds on HackerNews.
Full Stack Developer
Data Engineer Solution Architect
Matteo is passionate about technology and data management. He is a Solutions Architect with more than 15 years of experience treating data from all points of view, from birth, to growth, to storing, processing, transforming and analysing. His past experience as a Business Intelligence consultant, in Datawarehousing, ETL & data tool management make him a true Data Scientist.
Full Stack Developer
Front End Developer
Azure Researcher and Trainer
Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses. Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques. He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications. In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Giacomo is a passionate mobile developer. He started hacking in the “mobile world” from childhood… if other children were asking their parents for a new game, he dreamed of receiving a Nokia communicator for his birthday! After a few years as Backend developer, he found the opportunity to work on B2B tailored projects for BlackBerry Devices. Now he builds Android apps focusing on architecture. Giacomo loves food, TV series, anime and a lot of other geeky stuff.