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Carlo Purassanta

CEO of Microsoft Italia.
in Milan, Italy

Carlo Purassanta is the CEO of Microsoft Italia. Thanks to his experience in IT, particularly in the cloud and services market, Carlo Purassanta is leading Microsoft Italia in the company’s development phase and the country’s innovation system with the aim of supporting the digitalization of businesses, public administration and Italian citizens.

Carlo Purassanta comes from Microsoft’s French branch where, since January 2011 he has covered the role of Services Division Director. Since joining Microsoft, he has always shown a great focus on competitive strategies, market share growth and business results in the various markets, with special attention to the companies and large customers segment.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Carlo Purassanta worked at IBM for fourteen years, leading various business areas in France and Europe, in the role of Network Services Executive, Director of Infrastructure Services and later as Senior Business Development Executive for strategic Outsourcing projects in the South-West Europe area. He also served as IBM spokesman for the cloud computing strategy and offering.

43 year-old Carlo Purassanta holds a degree in Business Engineering from Milan’s Polytechnic and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School. He is a member of the General Council of Confindustria Digitale and President of the Group on Supply Chain Platforms for SMEs. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Confindustria’s Foreign Investors Committee and is responsible for its working group dedicated to “Research, innovation and education”. Finally, he is board member of Amcham – American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. In his spare time he likes travelling, playing tennis, listening to and playing music. He is also a photography and architecture enthusiast.


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Eugenia Di Somma

Eugenia has 5 years of experience in VC industry. She joined 360CapitalPartners in 2015 as Associate with a focus on digital and new technologies.

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Pierpaolo Boccadamo

For more than 25 years he held prestigious roles in multiple areas in Microsoft, now he is engaged in growITups’ world of Open Innovation and Digital Transformation

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Francesca d’Amico

Francesca, 27. Good vibrations. Passionate about Innovation and Communication, has previously worked on Marketing and Digital Strategy projects for Sky and Vodafone.

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Marco Noseda

Marco comes from the High-Tech industry where he is always faced with high growth performance markets. He has several years’ experience in strategic development and StartUp’s business support.

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Carlo Mango

Consigliere Delegato di Cariplo Factory, è Direttore dell’Area Ricerca Scientifica e Trasferimento Tecnologico di Fondazione Cariplo.

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Enrico Noseda

Enrico has extensive experience in Growth, Regional Management, Strategy, Business Development and Marketing in the Tech industry.

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Anders Nilsson

Anders has got experience in the areas of Sales & marketing, Business strategy & management, Technology evangelism, and Leadership, at local, Regional and Global levels in the Tech industry.

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Riccardo Porro

Since 10 years in the Scientific Research and Technology Transfer Area of Cariplo Foundation.

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Fabio Santini

Director of the Developer Experience and Evangelism Division of Microsoft Italia. The team led by Santini will indeed be increasingly focused on the frontiers of innovation.