DCN Milan 2023 >> Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Luca Beltramino

Rai Way
Chief Datacenter Officer

Luca Beltramino is Chief Datacenter Officer at Rai Way SPA. Responsible for a project including 18 Edge Data Centers and a Hyperscale Data Center in Rome. This will provide large national DC capacity and the ability to process data closer to end users. Rai Way employs 600+ people.

Luca is also President and Co-Founder of Ge-DIX, Genova Data Internet Exchange and Vice President and Co-Founder of IDA Italian Datacenter Association.

In the past, he was Senior Vice President Global of Uptime Institute, Managing Director of SUPERNAP/Stack, Managing Director of TelecityGroup Italia, Managing Director of Equinix Italia, Managing Director of Interxion/DLR Italia.

Luca Co-founded the OPEN HUB MED, has held and holds Non Executive Director roles in the Cloud, High Tech and Data Center sectors.

Diplomas: Financial Times Masters Non-Executive Director and Financial Times NED Club. AOS Accredited Data Center Operation Specialist Diploma Uptime Institute (100/100).

He is Ambassador of the city of Genoa in the world and Member of the Board of Ambassadors, mission: high tech.

Luigi Bellani

TIM Enterprise
Data Center, Colocation & Operation Executive Vice President

Luigi Bellani è un veterano dell’industria datacenter italiana. Durante gli ultimi 22 anni del suo percorso professionale ha ricoperto diversi ruoli di data center governance in Telecom Italia e Telecom Italia Mobile. Dal gennaio 2021 ricopre la funzione di Data Center, Colocation & IT Operation Vice President

in Noovle, la cloud company del Gruppo TIM che rappresenta il centro di eccellenza italiano per il cloud e l’edge. In tale ruolo Luigi assicura la progettazione, realizzazione e gestione dei Data Center e fornisce i servizi offerti dalla business unit colocation e dalla rete DC. Garantisce inoltre i servizi complessivi delle IT Operations: monitoraggio, assurance e supporto tecnico (su sistemi operativi, middleware, DBMS e dispositivi di Data Management), monitoraggio proattivo di eventi e gestione di primo e secondo livello di incidenti infrastrutturali.

Alberto Ariatta

Ariatta – Ingegneria dei Sistemi
Co-Founder & Partner

Born in Milan in 1961, Alberto graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan in 1985. At Ariatta Alberto holds the role of Technical Director, overseeing all the electrical systems engineering services carried out by the company. In addition to this position, Alberto coordinates all projects,

especially those that involve the design of mission critical environments for Data Centers and Telecommunications.

Riccardo Degli Effetti

Amazon Web Services
Data Centre Operations Regional Leader

Riccardo has over 20 years of experience in DC design, construction, consolidation and operations and brings a wealth of technical and managerial knowledge matured while working for the biggest brands in technology and Data Centres globally. Some of the companies Riccardo has worked for

include Redbus Interhouse, Bloomberg LP, Telecity Group (now Equinix), Rackspace and CBRE. Today Riccardo leads all aspects of the operation of a large estate of Data Centres in the UK for Amazon Web Services.

Maurizio Bucci

Sky Italia
Power Engineering Manager

Maurizio Bucci is the Power Engineering Manager at Sky Italia where he is responsible for the strategic planning and operations of Sky Italy’s data centers. His background is in mechanical engineering with over 20 years of experience in Mechanical and Electrical DC infrastructure design,

construction, consolidation and operations.
Prior to Sky Italy, Maurizio cut his teeth at Telecom Italia where he held different M&E positions.

Massimo Alessio Mauri

Facility & Energy Manager

Massimo overlooks the procurement of technical resources and general services with a special focus on safety and energy management of Cineca, which is the largest Super Computing center in Italy and one of the most important worldwide. Since 2019 Massimo has been responsible for the design

and support activities for the construction of the new Cineca Data Center which will be housed at the Bologna Technopole.

Ettore Primicino


Ettore is an industry veteran with over twenty years’ experience in business development and operations of data centers. In his career he has held senior management roles for leading enterprises such as CBRE and HP Critical Facilities, developing a wide array of reliable and energy efficient data centre solutions

Today, among other initiatives, Ettore is part of DatacentreSpeak Consultants, a boutique data center consultancy founded with the objective to deliver value to customers in the data centre and mission critical arena through the development of data center transformation strategies.

Pietro Matteo Foglio

Founder & CEO

Born in Milan in 1964 and graduated from Politecnico di Milano and Escuela Politecnica de Madrid, Pietro has always been passionate about all aspects of technological innovation, sustainability and efficiency in mission critical buildings. In 2006 Pietro founded In-Site,

one of Italy’s leading integrated engineering companies which specialises in the design and construction of complex infrastructures in which technological aspects play a central role. He has designed and led the implementation of Data Centers, Disaster Recovery, Security Operation and Network Operation Centers all over Italy.

Alfonso Romano

Vantage Data Centers
Senior Director EMEA Site Selection and Acquisitions

Alfonso Romano is a Senior Director EMEA Site Selection and Acquisitions at Vantage Data Centers, which he joined recently.

Alfonso previously worked at Microsoft for 2 years as Senior Business Program Manager and worked on the Azure Region  project for Italy in terms of infrastructure deployment for public launch and beyond. Prior it he worked at Amazon Web Services for 4 years as their Italian Infrastructure Country Manager and launched AWS Italian Cloud Region in April 2020. During his tenure Alfonso has also been in charge of all new AWS Regions for EMEA. He successfully deployed Sweden in 2019 and kick-started South Africa, which was launched in 2020 a few weeks ahead of Italy. Before getting into the Data Center world in 2016, Alfonso worked in Intel as Engineering Manager in Intel’s production plants in both Ireland and Arizona (USA).

Alberto Caccia

Managing Director

Alberto is the Managing Director of Lombardini22 where he’s in charge of strategy, global development and coordination of Data Center projects delivered by the company. Alberto has extensive experience in managing mission critical projects, covering the whole project life cycle, from site selection to handover.

With a background in building engineering and specialization in Project Management (PMP), Alberto has held several management positions in engineering companies within the Mission Critical Facilities industry. He is also responsible of the Project & Construction Management team in Lombardini22 S.p.A.

Marco Spelta

Head of Sales - Architecture, Engineering & Project Management

Marco is Head of Sales, for Italy for DBA PRO. S.p.A., a leading engineering firm that has been operating since more than 30 years in the Telecommunications & Mission Critical Infrastructure, Real Estate, Energy Transition and Mobility Infrastructure sectors. He is responsible for the strategies and business development of each of the company’s market divisions.

Marco has over 20 years of experience in the design, management, coordination, and control of complex projects on behalf of clients in the public and private sectors. One of his career’s key achievements is the New Milano Fair Project in 2001, one of the first BIM projects in Italy. Innovation has always been paramount in Marco’s professional trajectory together with the implementation of business models that integrate engineering services and digital solutions.

Cosimo Verteramo

High Tech Division Director

Cosimo Verteramo combines a unique combination of strategic thinking of technical skills and expertise in the Mission Critical Industry. Through his deep technical understanding, he is trailblazing innovations related to energy efficiency, modularity and flexibility of data centers.

Cosimo is the Division Director of the Life Science & High Tech Sector and member of the Executive Team at Deerns: The Building Performance Expert which has a 97-year legacy in Consulting Engineering. Large global players have drawn on his sharp strategic thinking and business consultancy skills to tailor project development to their business case for maximum value. His extensive experience in the project and process management of Mission Critical design and construction processes allows him to fine-tune projects focusing on risk and quality control.

Scott Roots

Uptime Institute
Business Development Director EMEA

Scott is responsible for managing Uptime Institute commercial relationships in EMEA. He has worked in the data center industry for over 20 years.

Based at the Uptime Institute offices in London, UK, he is responsible for managing the Uptime Institute’s commercial relations in much of Europe. He has been with Uptime Institute for the last eight years, offering customers the necessary support to excel in the design and implementation and operation of their critical IT operations. Prior to joining the Uptime Institute, Scott Roots worked with equipment and software vendors within the data center industry.

Fabrizio Garrone

Aruba Enterprise
Enterprise Solution Director

Fabrizio Garrone is the Enterprise Solution Director at Aruba Enterprise where his main focus is to drive innovation and support the business of Aruba’s Enterprise clients.


Fabrizio graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1994 from the University of Pavia. He started his career working as software developer and systems engineer in open environments to move into the enterprise world where he now holds business management responsibilities. Prior to Aruba Fabrizio has worked for 10 years at Dell Technologies where, as part of the Italian Senior Management Team, Fabrizio was instrumental in the growth for Dell’s digital transformation practice.

Davide Suppia

Data4 Italia
Country Director

Davide Suppia, Country Director & Vice President Sales Data4, is responsible for the coordination and management of Data4 Italia and the Italian team as well as for the expansion and development of the group’s activities in Italy.

Spokesperson for the strategies implemented by the headquarters, he administers and selects the workforce, supervising local staff and company dynamics, he personally follows the environmental sustainability program and the newly launched Academy Program. He collaborates with the group to obtain ISO Certifications and any other certification (TIA, LEED etc.). As Vice President Sales, he is the main person in charge of the “Sales Strategy” and of the sales processes, he is actively involved in expanding the customer portfolio, developing and implementing consolidated relationships, increasing revenues and improving the impact of Data4 on the Italian market. Before being appointed as Country Director, he held the role of Executive Sales & Business Development Manager for the Italian territory. A professional with more than 30 years of leadership in the telco sector, who before collaborating with SUPERNAP Italia, as Commercial Director, was Sales Director and City Director of Colt Italy.

Alessandro Mancini

Cushman & Wakefield
Partner, Head of Industrial & Logistics Division Italy

Alessandro is a Partner, Head of the Industrial & Logistics Division Italy, with specific competence on Logistics, Last Mile and Data Centre Advisory.

Started in the real estate industry in 2004 as office, residential and industrial broker, moved to the Industrial & Logistics Division of Cushman & Wakefield in 2008. He is expert in portfolio analysis, transactions, overview and monitoring of real estate processes such as: free/leasehold acquisitions & disposals, lease re-gears, refurbishments, new fit outs, property & facility management, valuations, market researches and development.

Alberto Riva

Senior Construction Director EMEA

Alberto has the responsibility to deliver the Data Center expansion program of Microsoft in EMEA through several projects at different stages – site selection, due diligence, land acquisition, design, build and handover to Operations.

In close coordination with all relevant stakeholders, Alberto is accountable for the delivery of the Build and Lease DC projects in EMEA with focus on safety, quality, schedule, and cost.

Prior to Microsoft, Alberto has worked for 20+ years for Jacobs and his last assignment has been Vice President and General Manager with P&L responsibility for Italy and Switzerland.

During his time with Jacobs, Alberto has gained knowledge of different business sectors (Electronics, Pharma, Buildings) by delivering projects in several industries and countries in Italy and across Europe.

Matteo Buzzetti

CSC SA - Webuild Group
General Manager

Matteo Buzzetti is the General Manager of CSC costruzioni sa, the Swiss Subsidiary of the Webuild Group, a General Contractor working worldwide in 50 countries with 80.000 employees. He is developing in CSC the Data Centre Business Unit for the Webuild Group and currently CSC is building a 18 MW Data Centre in Switzerland.

Matteo has been working for Webuild Group for 15 years and he has been the Engineering Manager for the Red Line of the new Doha Metro (Qatar), for the Cityringen, the new Copenhagen Metro (Denmark) – two projects worth around 2 billion euros – and for the Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Plant in Uganda. Matteo began his professional career with the Italian Design Consultant C. Lotti & Associati taking lead of motorway and railway projects. He has worked in major projects in Italy, Bosnia Herzegovina and he has followed the mega project MOSE in Venice, the integrated system of mobile barriers to defend of the entire Venice Lagoon from the high tides.

Sherif Rizkalla

CEO Italy & Switzerland

Sherif Rizkalla is the CEO – Italy & Switzerland at STACK EMEA. Prior to Stack EMEA, Sherif served as Marketing Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Business Unit of Du, the leading Emirates mobile & fixed telephone operator.

He was responsible for developing the Telco and ICT business of Du in the UAE enterprise market, and for growing Du’s share both horizontally in the segment and vertically developing new services.

Previously Sherif was Marketing Director for the B2B market in Wind Tre SpA, following the merger of Wind Telecomunicazioni and H3G Italy. He joined Wind in January 2009 and held several leadership roles as Procurement Director, Marketing Director for the Large Enterprise and Head of Sales and Marketing for the Large Enterprise Business. Before joining Wind, Sherif spent 12 years in Alcatel-Lucent, where he held various positions in sales, marketing and solution architecture, in Italy and the Middle East. He has extensive knowledge and experience in enterprise business and telecommunication networks with a special emphasis on broadband Internet access technologies. During his career with Alcatel, Sherif spent several years in France where he managed and led the Broadband Division Client Projects. He began his career with Alcatel in the United States as a network engineer. Sherif studied Computer Engineering at George Mason University in the United States. He also holds a master’s degree from George Mason in Data and Mobile Communications Networks Analysis and Design.

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