Many years of Experience
2010 - current
As a freelancer I deal with offering advice in cyber security, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis • Training and dissemination of issues related to the privacy protection, cyber security and data protection • Use of emerging technology platforms to provide research, development and business intelligence aimed at solving problems with social impact • Design and development of real-time software on embedded systems for industry and robotics.
2017 - current
R&D UAV Systems
I'm responsible for the R&D division of UAV systems. I deal with the design and development of flight control software (autopilot, companion computer) and the ground control system. Our systems are based on proprietary or open source flight stacks, companion computers with ROS, indoor positioning, computer vision, custom payload. • I'm also responsible for the technical development of "Use case implementation" within the European Research and Innovation project "Horizon 2020 - CPSwarm" (of which DigiSky is a technology partner), focused on the realization of algorithms and control systems for swarms of drones, with self-organization and fully autonomous flight.
2008 - 2010
International Sales Manager
I was in charge of further developing and managing worldwide sales for Progea, Italian company specialized in SCADA and HMI applications • Start-up of the new branch in Lugano, starting new subsidiaries and distributors • Building new professional teams • Training, technical support, sales forecasting, international marketing and communication, conventions and exhibition.
2005 - 2008
Caterpillar Group - CGT
Business Developer Manager
Reporting directly to the General Manager, I was in charge of business development working in close contact with other Managers • Market, competition and geomarketing analyses, which resulted in the improvement of commercial coverage and efficiency • Business development with targeted actions for strengthening the offer of services network.
1996 - 2005
Marketing Manager - Automation Products
I was in charge of Marketing Development for electronic automation products, including: SCADA and PC based software, PLC, industrial PC, remote I/O and networks with a total turnover of over € 20 million • Product marketing plans, competition analyses, price definition, promotions, exhibitions, events • Launch of new products, definition of sales budget and communication plans, creation of commercial documents (catalogues, brochures, advertising campaigns) • Training of sales network (approximately 300 salesmen) on new products and direct support with major clients, speaker at dozens of technical conferences • I was in charge of training (salesmen, product manager) also in communication skills and public speaking.
1990 - 1995
Software Engineer for SCADA systems • Technical support on SCADA supervision software and networks, and joined the sales network at the pre/after-sales stage and for technical intervention at clients’ premises • Technical trainer • Development of SCADA and HMI applications, integration with new specific functionality using C/C++ language.
1987 - 1990
Comau - Robotic Division
I worked in a team for development of new SCADA system for control and monitoring automated plants for Fiat Auto (SCADA based on Digital MicroVAX system).
RTOS /// multithreading
Cryptography, pentesting (net, web, wifi, mobile, app)
Embedded systems with RTOS (ChibiOS/RT, FreeRTOS, Linux/RT)
Frameworks: Qt/QML, PyQt, ROS, Gazebo
Sensors fusion (acc, gyro, mag, baro), GPS, rangefinder
I2C, SPI, CAN, GPIO, IRQ, UART, WiFi, Bluetooth
Indoor/outdoor drone precise positioning