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Data Lovers

We are code hackers, pixel stylists and obviously data lovers. We all work together from Italy to build products you’ll love.

Michele Barbera Chief Executive Officer

Michele has more than a decade of experience in building visionary ICT products. He’s a pioneer of Open and Linked Data. Prior to SpazioDati Michele founded 3 internet startups and coordinated several large scale international research projects.

Gabriele Antonelli President

Gabriele has a background in Innovation Management with a Master at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He has more than a decade of experience in Management Consulting for small and large companies, with a focus on startups.

Luca Barsotti Chief Commercial Officer

Luca has a background in Innovation Management with a Master’s degree from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. One of the founders of SpazioDati, he also has years of experience in Management Consulting for small and large companies with a specific interest in IT startups. His quest for good places to eat in Trento continues…

Davide Setti Chief Technology Officer

Obsessed with scalable architectures and skilled in meeting impossibly tight deadlines, Davide leads SpazioDati’s engineering team. When not thinking about how to scale out or testing the next technology, he plays with his two adorable children.

Stefano Parmesan Backend Developer & Data scientist

When not learning how to optimize his strategy at a board game he hasn’t even played yet, Stefano is probably optimizing a distributed graph query system, coding a 0.00001msec faster library in PyPy, or playing the trumpet.

Mattia Larentis Full Stack Developer

By looking at his 80s spiky hairstyle you’d never guess it, but Mattia is a real pixel artist. Colors and shapes are his passion. He keeps telling us that CSS3 is Turing complete and one day he’ll code an OS with it.

Matteo Brunati Community Manager

Matteo is a pioneer of the Open Data movement in Italy and Europe, he’s passionate about the social and innovation aspects of Linked Data and the Semantic Web. Matteo also loves building crazy structures with LEGO bricks.

Paolo Puleio Business Developer

Thanks to many years spent working in the field of corporate business intelligence, Paolo has a deep knowledge of the data business and its dynamics. When he’s not dealing with data, you can probably spot him zigzagging through Milan’s traffic with his scooter.

Ugo Scaiella Backend Developer & Data scientist

Squeezing billion-scale sparse matrices into memory is just a hobby, Ugo’s main gift is coding amazingly elegant and simple algorithms to solve complex IR and text mining problems. Not to mention his skills in tidying his lovely children’s room, an NP-complete problem.

Martino Pizzol Full Stack Developer

Martino always brings joy to the team with his contagious smile and beautifully crafted JS code. He thinks the user always comes first: Martino loves U!

Nicola Sambin Data Scientist

Nicola spent his PhD across Europe dealing with tame and wild quivers. He is willing to apply his knowledge of symmetric structures and algebra to big data analysis.

Simone Fonda Senior Frontend Developer

Developing for the web since before css and rollover effects, Simone loves to build fast, robust, efficient and beautiful applications perfecting them down pixel by pixel. He’s not as meticulous when dealing with his beard.

Roberto Santoro Backend Developer & Data Scientist

Naturally inclined to problem solving, Roberto breathes algorithms and has a knack for making sense of data. Fond of Eastern culture, he practices tai chi and plays the beautiful game of go, and when inspired he experiments with veg cooking.

Andrey Bratus Data Engineer

Andrey started working BigData problems during his Master thesis where he worked on distributed data transformation and cleansing. He is passionate about scaling distributed architectures. Got a problem? Give it to Andrey and he will represent it as a MapReduce job.

Nikolay Vasiliev Data Engineer

Nikolay is from Saint-Petersburg, beautiful Northern capital of Russia. After doing his Master’s Degree in field of static analysis, he spent several years testing distributed systems at Yandex. Nikolay’s passion is extraction of semantic information from text in human language. In his spare time he likes to go climbing.

Javier Paniagua Backend Developer

Javier did his PhD in automatic classification of personal media, from which he learned that if an image is worth a thousand words, image metadata is worth a million. He is a coder at heart and, according to him, all languages will converge to Ruby, eventually.

Kenny Bergamo Inside Sales Representative

Kenny has a master’s degree in Marketing and thanks to the winning of the D2t Start Cup in 2012 with the team Abete, he attended an Executive MBA in Bologna. He now focuses his curiosity in Digital Sales and Marketing, with which seeks new solutions to develop the market of Atoka. He loves technology, design and sport, especially Crossfit, which he’s really addicted to!

Marianna Stefenelli Inside Sales Representative

With a background in International Management, Marianna has a deep knowledge of web marketing practices and is passionate about startups connected with digital innovation. Proud ambassador of the new Atoka product, she works in sales but she’s definitely a big shopaholic!

Giacomo Berardi Backend Developer & Data Scientist

Giacomo obtained a Ph.D. in Information Engineering, during a research fellowship at the ISTI-CNR of Pisa, focusing mainly on text mining and information retrieval. When he is not in front of a monitor he is probably far away from the city, trying to get lost on some mountain.

Chiara Ferrucci Chief Administrative Officer

Chiara has a long time experience in controlling and accounting. She worked in Italy, Germany and France in large international companies . Her main focus and passion is implementing and restructuring financial accounting & controlling systems. She loves cinema, literature and making numbers match.

Alessio Guerrieri Data Engineer

Alessio received a PhD in Large-Scale Graph Analysis and now wants to build graphs out of everything; luckily, SpazioDati are enabling his addiction with huge quantities of new data to study. He loves Dragons, Spaceships, Robots and Basketball, but still has to find a perfect combination of all four.

Daniela Scardi Data Engineer

Daniela has a master’s degree in Nanophotonics, and she thinks lasers can solve almost any problem. She believes robots will eventually take over the world, and data scientists will be the only ones able to communicate with them. She loves tech gear, MOBAs, memes and the color pink; she doesn’t like badly conjugated verbs and people who don’t laugh at her jokes.

Réka Marincsák Digital Marketing Specialist

Reka is a digital marketing specialist with a background in startups and a branding agency. She is a truly international person after having lived and worked in Almerìa, Barcelona or Budapest, thanks to this she is also passionate about travel, photography and innovation.

Michele Pittoni Site Reliability Engineer

After running all across Europe, Michele came back to Trento and joined SpazioDati to improve his DevOps skills and help scale the data services you love and use. He loves exploring complex systems and looking at the world from the top of some mountain.

Matteo Franchi Data Scientist

Matteo has a Physics background, with a PhD in analytical techniques for chaotic time series. He is always eager to engage in new challenges, especially about big data, predictive analysis and machine learning. He pretty much likes to achieve order from chaos, especially the one his little son creates every minute, and to get the bigger slice of cake just out of the oven.

Stella Margonar Full Stack Developer

After a couple of years working in research, Stella landed in Spaziodati where she takes care of the Atoka API: she loves TDD, sports (everything is better when you ride a bike!), and will find the answer to all your problems with an ElasticSearch query. She’s also brave enough to release on Fridays ;)

Alvise Zanardo Data Officer & Statistician

Alvise has a Master’s degree in Statistical Sciences with a thesis about difference testing for groups of networks applied to pass dynamics in basketball. He loves the R language so much that he’s tried to convince everybody to try it out, even the janitor. His interests lie in a overdimensioned world of jazztronica, belgian beers, Japanese ancient culture and dad jokes.

Flavio Mauri Board Member

Born in Como in 1965, he earned his degree in Electronic Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic University, completing his experimental thesis at Italtel. He then began his professional career at Laben (now Alenia Space) as a digital designer of satellite equipment.

He moved to Bticino in 1994, spending two years developing electronic home automation products. In 1996, he became the quality manager at the plant where the company designed and manufactured its electronic products, overseeing the entire design and production process, from the testing room for new prototypes to the analysis of returned items. During this time, he also developed in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 system quality standards and became an ISO Certifier.

In 1998, he set foot in the business information world by joining Lince, which later merged into the Cerved Group, first as a quality manager. Having developed skills in data, services and applications used to provide services, he then became IT Director. When the Cerved Group was established, he took on the role of Director of Information Technology, which following the recent corporate reorganisation became the Information Technology & Data Management business unit.

Valerio Momoni Board Member

He was born in Rome in 1977. He obtained a degree in Business Administration from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, then an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Before entering the Cerved Group, he worked as a manager at the McKinsey group in 2003, overseeing strategic projects for leading companies in various sectors and geographical areas.

From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a Senior Analyst for Deloitte Consulting with a focus on hedge funds, gaining significant experience in the asset management sector.

In September 2011 he took on the role of Head of Corporate Development at Cerved Group, and he has been the Head of Marketing & Product Development since July 2013.

Francesco Bonadiman Large Clients Manager

Before joining SpazioDati, Franz was at T-Labs in Berlin and worked for EIT Digital in Trento. He’s the co-founder and President of Speck&Tech, the monthly tech meetup in Trento, and former President of the EIT Digital Alumni. He holds a double MSc. in HCI from Paris-Sud and TU Berlin, and a Bsc. in Computer Science. He’s addicted to electronic music.

Caroline Pellet Front-end developer

Caroline is a front-end developer who in a past life was a videomaker. She has lived in France and Germany, and joined Spaziodati to improve her developing skills. She has a passion for grammar, insects and analogies.

Francesco Contaldo Data scientist

Francesco has a Master Degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in Data Science. He is fascinated also by Computational Logic and Constraint Programming. Compiling Lasagne and baking tasty algorithms are his passions. He spends his free times looking for new shoulders to re-start playing rugby.

Silvio Biasiol Full Stack Developer

Silvio is software dev. Before SpazioDati he developed IoT systems for industrial environments. He is a keen learner and loves to get his hands dirty and tinker or hack things. He loves challenges to a level that many people would consider madness and finds relaxing fixing bugs!

Irene Preti Business Analyst

Irene worked as finance and project manager of a Microsoft Research center, of a large social enterprise and of a research foundation focused on civic media. At that point she decided to work as a startup coach, to lead and promote EU and local industrial PhD Schools. She then decided to experience scaling up in action, both at the personal level (she is mom of two super-cute but super-active boys) as well as at the professional one, and that’s why she joined SpazioDati.

Julia Hermann Machine Learning Engineer

Julia is an economist turned developer. She holds a Master’s Degree both in Finance and Computer Science. She moved (back) to Trento from Budapest, but also lived a few months in Berlin. She used to be a bartender, but now instead of cocktails, she serves sustainable machine learning systems. She is amused by human cognition, Italian wine, snowy mountain peaks, and puppies. In a parallel universe, she works as a service dog trainer.

Andrea Scarpino Site Reliability Engineer

Andrea heard about GNU/Linux for the first time in 2003 and he hasn’t left it since. He’s a Free Software enthusiast and he also cares about privacy and security matters. He moved from Lecce to Trento because he loves the mountains, but also challenges like the one at SpazioDati.

Francesco Sommavilla Data Engineer

Francesco is a developer that loves videogames, problem solving, riddles and above all programming. After the scientific high school he decided to attend the Information Technology University in Trento where he graduated with a Master’s Degree. Then he started working at SpazioDati, as a Data Engineer. He loves to solve problems, especially those that make him think and to eventually come up with creative solutions.

Daniele Isoni Backend Developer Junior

Daniele is a software developer who loves coding, listening to music and watching tv shows and movies. His relationship with coding began when he started studying Computer Science at the University of Trento. Currently he is working at Spaziodati as Backend Developer while also attending the Master in Data Science.

Martino Prati Customer Management & Commercial Ops

Martino has a background in Innovation Management with a Master’s degree from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Sales and Marketing Director, then Management Consultant, over the years he has developed his passion for commercial processes and customer management. The place where he relaxes most is in the kitchen, always obsessed with customer satisfaction.

Daniele Tovazzi Data scientist

After his PhD in Probability, Daniele decided to face the exciting challenges coming from the Big Data world. You may sometimes encounter him on a squash court, but basketball is his long-lasting passion.