Michele Zunino, CEO at Netalia, is an expert in new technologies and digital transformation.
Right from the start of the Internet era, he understands that networks evolve in a logically interconnected environment, where industry players and policy makers need to play in synergy: since then, his capabilities as an entrepreneur and a trailblazer serve this ecosystem at large.
In the late ‘90s he founds Cubecom, a predecessor of current Cloud Service Providers. When it acquires Galactica, then a major Internet Service Provider in Italy, he is appointed as chairperson of the Board of Directors, until 2003.
Later on, he takes over several assignments in telcos, leading cross-functional teams working on product and process radical innovation. Among these, a group of specialists developing new services at Italtel and working to define the company’s entry strategy in greenfield markets.
Netalia, the independent Italian Public Cloud, debuts in 2010: it is based on a new data management approach, one where governing information is pivotal.
Zunino also chairs the Consorzio Italia Cloud (Italy’s Cloud providers’ consortium), gathering Italian industry players aiming at building a national Cloud infrastructure to the benefit of public bodies and private organizations.