The Team - SmartBug

The Team

A wide range of skills

SmartBug is a complex project that requires a wide range of skills, both in terms of management and technical expertise. Therefore, our company can count on a highly specialized team coming from the academic, business, marketing and technical world. After 3 years of hard work and a few obstacles in the hardware and software that we had to overcome, we reached this final design and functionality.

Maria D'Olica

Maria D'Olica

CEO

With a B.Sc. in Physics, Maria decided to dedicate her career to business and development project management. Today she is CEO of SmartBug where she brought all the experience she has gained in these past 20 years.

Giorgio Grasso

Giorgio Grasso

CTO, Advisor Board

Giorgio is a faculty member at the University of Messina (Italy) where he teaches Artificial Intelligence and is the director of the Neuro-Informatics and Cognitive Science Lab. He is the creator of the SmartBug project, one of its founders and is currently managing its technical development as CTO.

Massimo Ruta

Massimo Ruta

COO, Advisor Board

Massimo is an Italian engineer with over 30 years of experience in the technological field. In SmartBug he is the coo and a member of the advisor board.

Paolo Magnano

Paolo Magnano

CMO, Advisor Board

CMO and Advisor Board member for SmartBug, Paolo has brought all the experience and knowledge earned during his years in the marketing field to the project and has significantly helped it grow.

Giuseppe Brancatelli

Giuseppe Brancatelli

BDM

Giuseppe is an Italian engineer who has a particular eye for the needy and less fortunate. With over 30 years of experience in business and development project management, today he is the Business Strategy Advisor for SmartBug.

Paolo Li Pera

Paolo Li Pera

HW Designer

Paolo is one of the Founders of SmartBug and the lead person for the Electronic Design and Hardware Development of the SmartBug project.

Joy McKenna

Joy McKenna

Copywriter

Joy can count on her experience gained by working for highly technological companies. She is the Copywriter and Social Media Manager for SmartBug.

Alessandro Vitale

Alessandro Vitale

SW Designer

Alessandro received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania. One of the Founders of SmartBug he is in charge of Software Development and Cloud Service for the project.

Antonino Di Stefano

Antonino Di Stefano

FW Designer

Antonino received a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania. He is one of the founders of SmartBug and the lead person for the Firmware Infrastructure for the project.

Giuseppe Lombardo

Giuseppe Lombardo

Creative Director

Freelance graphic designer, passionate photographer, and amazing musician, Giuseppe is SmartBug’s creative director, a role in which he fits perfectly with his wandering mind and eye for detail.

Valentina Baeli

Valentina Baeli

Financial Assistant

Valentina is the Financial Consulting Assistant for the SmartBug project. She received a M.Sc. in Pedagogy and Educational Research.

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