President and Chief Executive Officer in S.p.A, Francesco Mazzola is also IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Society and Comsoc. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and attended several postgraduate degree programs. He has leaded into ambitious projects, such as the Oncology Network of Eastern Sicily, whose project received in 2008 in Cernobbio (Italy) the award as an Excellence in Health Digital Information Systems while in 2014, an advanced Hybrid Cloud Project became an Emear Case Study of Cisco Systems. Since 2007 he has been working on cognitive computing, machine learning (HIS, Pollution Air Modeling) and Software Defined Network development.


In 2015 Francesco Mazzola started the IoT Business Unit of and he is actually involved in building the Middleware Infrastructure and developing the Software Defined Radio to let IoT Sensors talking efficiently to ITS in Smart Road and Smart City context optimizing V2X Communications. He is also Tech Leader with the University of Catania (IT) in a Smart Farm (Precision Lifestock Farming) Internet of Things Solution and Application named “CowTech”. Keynoter in several Intelligent Transportation Systems Conferences and Events, he is also Senior Member at IEEE and Architecture Leader in the IEEE Smart Cities Working Group.


Member of the Board of Directors of S.p.A., Ossama Bessada is Managing Partner in Accelero Capital and CEO of Queanet Inc. He holds a Bachelor degree in telecommunication engineering and a Master in Business Administration. Bessada has over 21 years of experience in the telecom field: he was Group Executive Vice President, Head of the Europe and North America business unit of VimpelCom Ltd and CEO of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. Combining a clear strategic vision for the company with strong leadership and management capability, Bessada has led Wind Italy into its next step of evolution. Under his leadership, Wind Italy has undergone a complete reorganization resulting in a more customer-centric focus and the creation of four operative Business Units directly controlling all the key operational levers (marketing, sales and customer care) enabling the company to now successfully compete in the market.


From 2006 to 2008 he was Chief Commercial Officer of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and Wind Telecom S.p.A. During his tenure, he led the commercial strategy of the Group, resulting in profitable growth whereby the Group’s revenues and subscribers base grew significantly. Previously, he held the post of Development Director of GSM Services where he was responsible for the product development strategies for Data & VAS for OTH. He also contributed to the successful launch of a number of major operational start-ups in particular as Commercial Director of Syriatel and later as Marketing Director of Orascom Telecom Algeria.


Member of the Board of Directors of S.p.A., Natale Lia is also Chief Exective Officer of Ignitus. Electronic Engineer, graduated at the University of Salerno, got the General Management Master at the SDA Bocconi and the Business Administration Master at the STOA’ (School of Business). During his career, Natale Lia stood out for his competences in management field and for the executive strategies that revamped the companies for which he worked for. From 1993 to 1998, he was Production Manager of Ericsson, leading innovative projects and increasing the Customer portfolio.


From 1998 to 2014 he worked in Sibeg Coca Cola, with the role of General Manager, Operation Director and Production Director: a long experience that led the company to be a successful reality in the national territory and that contributed to gain prominent products in the market. From 2015 to 2017 he was General Manager of Conad Sicilia, leading the company to be one of the main players of large-scale retailers in Italy. In 2019 Natale Lia became Member of the Board of Directors and Advisor of S.p.A. and contributes to its development as an international player in IoT field.


Member of the Board of Directors of S.p.A., Elisa Giacone is also Business Partner, Founder and Human Resources Manager of the company, in addition to General Manager of AntonVictor Investment. Elisa Giacone is Labour Consultant since 2001 and she deals with Human Resources since 1997. From 1998 to 2000 she was HR Manager for Air Sicilia S.p.A. managing more than 250 employees and dealing with recruitment and layoff aspects. From 2000 to 2002 Elisa Giacone is the Coordinator of the Operative Sectors of Cities On Line S.p.A., organising human resources activities and contributing to the organisational success of the company.


Since 2002, from its foundation, she works for S.p.A. as Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Manager: thanks to her job, the company can count on talented professionals that contribute to the accomplishment of executive high-quality projects.

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Member of the Board of Directors of S.p.A., Silvia Filetti is also Legal Manager and Data Protection Specialist for the company. She has a degree in law and a master in European Right for Data Protection.


From 2012 to 2015 she was Senior Legal Consultant and Specialist Privacy for Società Ing. Pavesi S.p.A., from 2015 to 2017 she has the same position in Società Gestioni Turistico Ricettive S.r.l.


Starting from 2018 laywer Filetti is Data Processor Officer (DPO) for and for other important companies.
She is a specialist in Italian Law and Commercial Law (GDPR, Procurement Code) and she is also italian member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).


Advisor and Member of the Steering Commitee of S.p.A., Pierpaolo Festino is CEO of QuaeNet ItaliaCOO of QuaeNet Inc. and Managing Director & Partner in Ignitus. In 1992, after a degree in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, he got a Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconi. He started his career in Procter & Gamble, before joining the STET Group for which he was Marketing Director in the Greek mobile Operator in STET Hellas and afterwards Deputy Commercial Director in Mobilkom Austria.


In 1999 he is Consumer Marketing Director of Telecom Italia Mobile, and from 2001 to 2004 he is Marketing Director in Banca Intesa Group. From 2004 to 2006 mr. Festino was Consumer Division Director in Tiscali Italia, where he helped to give new strenght to the company and its products. In 2006 he joined Wind S.p.A. as Sales Director,  where he then became Business Unit “Business” Director. During this period he worked on several innovative projects, playing a crucial role to make the company competitive in the market. In 2019 Pierpaolo Festino became Advisor of S.p.A. and started supporting Marketing&Sales Department for IoT projects.