Management

 

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Stefano Spaggiari

Founder and CEO

Stefano has led Expert System to both global and industry wide recognition as a leader in semantic software. In addition to providing strategic direction, Stefano is involved in raising the profile of semantic technology throughout Italy. He helped found Semantic Valley, the European consortium of education, research and technology organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life through generating innovation and creativity through semantic technology. Stefano holds an EMBA from the Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna, as well as a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.


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Marco Varone

Founder and CTO

Marco created the award-winning, patented Cogito semantic technology, the basis for Expert System’s semantic product family. He has extensive experience creating natural language interfaces for search technology and leads the company’s technology development in the areas of linguistics and technology management. Marco is a recognized thought leader in semantic technology, and he blogs regularly on semantic technology for the leading Italian newspaper, Il Sole 24ORE. Marco holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.


 

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VP, Strategy & Business Development

Luca is responsible for leading Expert System's worldwide sales. He has held leading positions at Hewlett Packard in Italy and in the US and at SiteSmith, where he contributed to an impressive first-year growth and the ultimate sale to Metromedia Fiber Network. In 2010, Luca helped found and launch ADmantX, where he previously served as CEO. Luca holds an Engineering degree from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy and an MBA from Santa Clara University, California.


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Andrea Melegari

COO, Intelligence Division

 

Andrea leads Expert Systems in sales, support and solutions for intelligence and security in the public and private sector and plays an instrumental role in the company's strategic initiatives. Prior to his tenure at Expert System, Andrea founded Expertweb, an advanced IT solutions developer and consultancy and division of the Expert System Group until its sale to Banzai Group, a leading Italian new media company. Andrea holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.




 

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Luigi Paraboschi

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

 

With over 25 years of international experience, Luigi is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. He previously led the company’s corporate finance and accounting division as Chief Financial Officer. Luigi joined Expert System from a long career at HP in the United States, where he was Vice President of Finance for various divisions of the Imaging and Print Group. In 2007, he returned to Europe to serve as the Vice President of Finance for the Personal Systems Group, EMEA based in Geneva. Luigi earned a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

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Bryan Bell

Executive Vice President

 

Bryan oversees all business development and sales for Expert System in North America. He has extensive software industry experience including helping build organizations focused on desktop training, search, automated metadata extraction, taxonomy creation, knowledge management and semantic technologies. Prior to his tenure at Expert System, he helped establish and build organizations including Teach.com, Autonomy, Smartlogic and Concept Searching. Bryan holds a B.A. in Communications from Murray State University.



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Paolo Lombardi

Founder and R&D Director

Paolo oversees the continued building and development of Expert System’s core semantic technology. As the leader of R&D operations, he leads an extensive team in the development of innovative semantic technology products. He brings extensive expertise in search technology, especially as it applies to automatic language translation. As co-founder, he contributed to the creation of the Cogito semantic platform, and is actively involved in the company’s continued growth. Paolo holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.

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VP, Enterprise Division

Marcello focuses on building partnerships and developing social media monitoring and sentiment analysis technologies and projects. He was formerly the President and CTO of Expertweb, an advanced IT solutions developer and consultancy, where he helped double the company’s revenue in just three years before its purchase by Banzai Group. Marcello has co-founded numerous successful IT start-ups and has held positions at Olivetti in its Formula 1 team and at IBM. Marcello holds a degree in Mathematics and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.

 

Prior to his tenure at Expert System, he helped establish and build organizations including Teach.com, Autonomy, Smartlogic and Concept Searching. Bryan holds a B.A. in Communications from Murray State University.