Francesco Sferlazza holds an Executive Master in CIO and a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II.
Francesco works at Italtel spa, Milan based, where is Head of the Agile Innovation Lab, that is part of the Chief Marketing and Technology Officer. Formerly, he served as Head of the Product Development (300+ people).
Francesco leads the agile adoption initiative in his company, since 2011, June.
Since 1990, Francesco worked extensively as programmer on several ICT projects. His work has focused on web-based multimedia platforms (web-TV, web-gaming, IPTV, digital signage, content delivery networks, content management systems) as well as IT Banking Projects.
His emphasis has been on the agile adoption (SCRUM, XP) in several projects and groups. He is creative, proactive, tenacious and has a wonderful can-do attitude.
Francesco has served as solutions architect at Alcatel-Lucent and Italtel and, as consultant, for several ICT projects involving different technologies and players.
He has created from scratch several applications, ranging from e-commerce services to on-line auctions, game and content management systems.
He also has strong experience in pre-sales activities, offerings and business development. He participated in multi-site projects in France, Belgium, UK and Argentina.
Francesco is Certified Scrum Master (2008), Certified SCRUM Professional (2010), Certified Product Owner (2012). All the Scrum certifications & trainings were accomplished thanks to Craig Larman who was personally available as coach on site.
Francesco holds the “Executive Master CIO Campus” ed. 2012 from the ELIS ICT Management and MIP Politecnico di Milano – School of Management. Awarded as Best Project work 2012.