Biography

Lucio Vollaro (on the left)

Lucio Vollaro has over 35 years of experience in the Information Communication Technology Industry.

Initially with IBM, he spent 10 years in Research and Development in their U.S. Systems Development Division, and later held positions in Marketing, Large Account Management and Branch Offices Management. He was later appointed Country General Manager for Wang in Italy.

Prior to founding CIVI International, he was a Partner in the Milan office at TASA where he led the firm’s Information Communication Technology and Banking practice.

At CIVI International, he conducts pan-European executive search assignments for a wide range of ICT vendors and Financial users and he is trusted advisor to CEOs.

His other consultancy activities include: management appraisal, executive profiling and business positioning. He has placed more than 200 executives into client companies in the following fields: Banking, Information Communication Technology.
Mr. Vollaro holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome.

He is married and resides in Milan.
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Roberto Dadda (on the right)

Born in Lodi, Milano Italy, in 1950 graduated as Doctor in Chemical Engineering at the Milano Politecnico. Began is career at Oronzio de Nora Impianti Elettrochimici working on the application of computers to automatic control of chemical processes.

From 1978 to 1983 R&D manager at Bellco, an ENI company, developed several biomedical apparatus, artificial kidneys and life support systems. Founder and director in 1983 of Carlo Gavazzi Factory Automation System division joned ITP Automazione in 1987 as responsible of process automation systems division.

R&D manager at Banco Ambrosiano Veneto from 1994 to 1998 and then at Banca Intesa until 2000 was responsible of the project of the first on Italian on line banking system and of the first SMS portable banking system in Italy.

Since may 2000 holds the position of Director for Research and Development at SIA SpA, Società inerbancaria per la automazione – CED Borsa. SIA manages the Italian stock exchange system, the Italian interbanking network and the SWIFT node and is the root certification authority of the Italian banking system.

Professor for several years of Bioengineering applied to cardiovascular surgery at the Milano school of medicine, of Computer system architecture and of Compiler design at the Milano school of information technology teaches nowadays Web Design.

Non professional Journalist wrote several books on the professional use of personal computers.

roberto@dadda.it
www.dadda.it

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