Telecommunications Engineer by training and passionate about space, I have spent my entire career at Thales Alenia Space. This has always been linked to R&D and innovation. I started in the Radio Frequency Product Line as Technical Responsible and there I was involved in a multitude of projects, both commercial and R&D. And now, as Innovation Manager, I am more focused on developing innovative product and business solutions.
I have always been in relationship with Universities and startups, guiding doctoral projects and innovative technological researches. I have also participated in projects that have brought agile methodologies to hardware and I am currently part of the team of an internal startup (within the company). So I am widely familiar with the Lean Startup methodology and with all the steps that go from when you have an idea until you have to convince the stakeholders that it is a good business.