About The Team
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Stefano started working with web stuff, projects and big messy websites when he was fifteen and never stopped. He loves building things and creating companies that solve real problems in any industry.
Cloud Computing, E-commerce and SaaS Software are among his preferred topics and passions.
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.
Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with more than 10 years of experience designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps using the best available technologies. He is a learn-by-doing evangelist. Other interests: traveling, jazz and DIY electronics.
Marina is a graphic designer and illustrator with a strong background in typography and a passion for elegant, structured and simple designs. Experienced in print graphics, she now focuses on web layouts and UI. Marina is also interested in the history and evolution of youth subcultures and underground art movements.
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.
Computer Engineer, passionate software developer, eXtreme programmer, snowboarder. Music and beer addict. Despite his strong computer background, he constantly explores new and smart ways to create things, believing that code is creation, and creation is art. Hungry about new technologies, he likes to work in web startups.
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.
AWS Training and DevOps Engineer
Eric has a strong background as a Systems Engineer. He is passionate about automation and anything that can make his job painless. Thus adding AWS Cloud skills was an easy decision. He currently holds multiple AWS certifications and is interested in joining the DevOps cult. Outside of his professional life, he loves traveling, music, beer, eating, and cooking.
Sr. Data Scientist
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 Strategy
Andrew is obsessed with helping people learn and get certified with AWS technology. He has worked for Amazon as an AWS Partner Manager 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 lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and 5 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.
Alessia, aka "the girl who talks tech". She has an international business background. She has worked in consulting and mobile payments in marketing and sales positions.
She loves helping others and creating the most successful customer experience for all the CA community.
Senior Account Manager
Melissa has been a "Sales Rockstar" most of her life. Both role models were successful salesmen and she knew at a very young age that would be her career. Her over 14 years experience has mastered her expertise in building relationships quickly and developing solid sales strategies. On her free time she enjoys the beach, exploring new places, spending time with her dog, and baking. Melissa looks forward to contributing to the growth of Cloud Academy.
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.
Labs Product Manager
Vincenzo 'Trico' Tricoci has been working in Tech since 1998. He is passionate about large-scale infrastructures and technologies and enjoys solving difficult problems. He has spent the last few years helping large-scale enterprises move to the Cloud. He loves to work on hard problems and technology. Outside the IT world, Trico is a student at the MIP Business School and enjoys riding his motorcycle in the Alps.
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.
Microsoft Azure Trainer
Marco Parenzan is a Research Lead for Microsoft Azure in Cloud Academy. He is a three-time Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure. He speaks at major community events in Italy about Azure and .NET development and he is a community lead for 1nn0va, an official Microsoft community in Pordenone, Italy. In 2016, he published his first book on Azure. He loves the IoT and retro-gaming.
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.