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Work experience

Vice Presidente, Head of Digital Health Data Science

Bayer – Berlin, Germany – (03/2019-03/2023)

Responsible for bringing in the latest trends and innovations within data science, AI, and machine learning to optimize digital health solutions, improve strategic marketing and sales operations, and transform the company’s business.

Senior Machine Learning Lead

Quandoo – Berlin, Germany – (04/2017-02/2019)

Senior Machine Learning Lead. My primary responsibilities are related to the design, research, and modeling of:

    • Recommendation systems
    • Review auto-classification and analysis
    • Review topic modeling
    • Image sentiment-analysis
    • Machine Learning applied to logistics optimization problems
    • Deep Learning models for image recognition and labeling
Senior Technical Author

Packt Publishing – Birmingham, UK – (12/2016-12/2022)

Author of Machine Learning and Deep Learning Books.

    • Machine Learning Algorithms (2017)
    • Getting Started with NLP and Deep Learning (2018) (Video)
    • Fundamentals of Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn (2018) (Video)
    • Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms (2018)
    • Machine Learning Algorithms (2nd edition) (2018)
    • Hand-on Unsupervised Learning with Python (2019)
    • Python: Advanced Guide to Artificial Intelligence (2019)
Senior Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Consultant

Software for Artificial Minds: Freelance consultant – (04/2013-03/2017)

AI Software Engineer, Data Scientist, and Euro-project Manager involved in different business contexts (Public administrations, Utilities, NATO/military organizations, Healthcare and diagnostics informatics, Online advertising).

Primary skills and methodologies:

    • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Networks, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning
    • OOA/OOD/OOP, AOP
    • UML, MDA
    • ITIL
    • Agile, Scrum, XP

Languages and technologies:

    • Python (2.x, 3.x), C/C++, Scala, Java, Wolfram Programming Language (Mathematica)
    • Tensorflow, Theano, PyTorch, Caffe
    • Hadoop (Map/Reduce, Hive, Pig, Tez, Spark)
    • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix
    • Mobile applications, Android (SDK and NDK), OpenGL
    • European project management (Europe 2014-2020 financial plans).Design of free Android applications:
    • Pocket Requirements is an Android application that allows software engineers to collect and manage software requirements through the UP (Unified Process) lifecycle.
    • AlertMeWhen is an Android application that allows people to set alerts associated with their favorite places and get notified when walking nearby.
Computer Science Teacher

Gauss Institute – Rome – (12/2014-07/2015)

I managed five classes teaching IT subjects: Networks and Systems, Technology and Design of IT Systems, and Informatics.

Main topics: TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, UML/Architectural modeling, Requirements analysis, SRS, OOA/OOD/OOP, Java, Python, PHP, Cloud computing.

IT Selling Service Manager

Abbott Diagnostics – Rome – (11/2011-03/2013)

I was responsible for the Italian selling service/rental plan, was part of the Global Selling Service Team, and was involved in international projects, meetings, and activities.

My main domestic responsibility has been related to IT pre-sales and consulting activities in the context of large tenders (Requirement analysis and UML solution design) or directly interfacing with the final customer.

I managed tools like NPS to check user satisfaction and modeled specific requirements using IEEE and UML standards.

During this experience, I was also involved in a Prosci Change Management course and certification in Delkenheim (Germany) ADD headquarter

IT Solution Manager

Abbott Diagnostics – Rome – (03/2010-10/2011)

I led a team of 9 IT Champions (mainly consultants) throughout Italy to promote and widespread new tailored diagnostics IT solutions as a part of our In-Vitro-Diagnostics offer.

Our approach has always been consulting-oriented, and we adopted ITIL v3, ISO/IEC 20000, IEEE 830-1998, and BPR techniques to improve workflows, design enterprise integration, and optimize software tool usage.

Moreover, I was mainly responsible for AIS (Abbott Informatics Solutions, a brand new division based on the StarLIMS LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) technological platform. I managed the pilot projects in Italy (the first country in the world) for:

    • Laboratory Information System (LIMS)
    • Intelligent Warehouse Management
    • Big-Data management, aggregation, and analysis

During this experience, I was also involved in several professional courses about:

    • Project Management
    • Advanced Selling Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Lean Six Sigma Consulting
    • Blue Ocean Strategy

Selling to the C-Suite Skills and Diagnostics Technology.

Service & IT Consultant

Abbott Diagnostics – Rome – (04/2009-02/2010)

My main focus was selling services and value-added IT solutions for the Italian “in-vitro” diagnostics market. I managed a portfolio comprising Remote instrument control, Warehouse management, Order management, Instrument management (integrated with existing LIS and ERP), and Virtualization platforms.

I was a part of the Global Selling Service Team and was involved in different international meetings, projects, and strategic activities.

ICT Business Technology Consultant and Project Manager

Insiel – Rome – (03/2006-03/2009)

I was involved in large projects for Italian central public administrations, in particular:

    • Ministry of Justice (UML Process analysis of criminal trials and plaintiff interaction and design of sequence and interaction diagrams).
    • Ministry of Defense (Business and Technology Consultant of NATO Codification System – NCS – processes according to domestic and international standards imposed by NAMSA). My main tasks were performing requirement analysis, defining an SRS according to IEEE 830-1998 standards, modeling processes and entities (UML), and designing the architecture (UML, OOA/OOD). The project was developed using J2EE technologies (managed by JBoss), SOAP, and XML databases.
    • Technical pre-sales support for Blood Bank Information Systems (Healthcare IT).

Education

Post Graduate, Big Data and Advanced Analytics

University of Essex, UK – (2016)

Curation and management of big data, advanced techniques, and methods, including artificial intelligence and statistical methods, or big data applications in fields ranging from business and finance to bioinformatics.

MPA, Master of Public Administration

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy – (2006-2007)

Graduation thesis: “E-Government Scenarios Analysis focusing on Digital Signature Applications”.

M.Sc.Eng., Electronics Engineering

University of Catania, Italy – (1998-2005)

Specific Course of Studies: Automatic Controls and Adaptive Systems. My graduation thesis is “Development of an innovative computer system to analyze MEG (Magneto-electro-encephalographic) cerebral signals.”