CEO and founder
Edoardo is a serial entrepreneur in the area of ICT. He has founded a dozen of ICT or tech companies in the last 20 years and created more than two thousands of jobs.
With a financial journalism background, Edoardo is author of six essays in economics and is or has been in the board of directors of banks and several financial and technlogical companies also listed on the stock market.
He received three degrees magna cum laude in Italia, a MBA from Warwick Business School, a MSc in Finance from LBS and a master degree from Harvard’s KSG.
CTO and co-founder
Full-stack data scientist with a strong background in computer science. Alessandro is an expert in monitoring new technologies and assessing their potential to become new products or services and holds a PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering in 2010 from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His current research interests are deeply rooted in using Artificial Intelligence for forecasting a wide spectre of events.
Marco is an expert in computer security with a deep and keen interest in Blockchain technologies, decentralized infrastructure and financial prediction markets. He received the PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering in 2014 from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Research Associate at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” for several years, Marco has also been lecturer at the LUISS Guido Carli University since 2014. He has worked on the project since 2015.
Federico has been a financial advisor with a European certification agency for many years. He is responsible for managing the financial and administrative operations of the Company.
Andrea received the Bachelor Degree in Internet Engineering. With over 3 years of experience in web developing and deep knowledge of front-end technologies and frameworks, he always aims at optimizing the user experience.
He has worked on the project since 2016.
Stefano received the Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Rome ”Tor Vergata” in 2011.
He is a senior software engineer. With over 7 years of experience of back-end systems, Stefano has deep skills in designing, evolving and maintaining complex systems.
He has worked on the project since 2016.
Digital Art Director
Alessio is a young and brilliant Art director. In the project, he is responsible for User Experience Design and how our interfaces look like.
With 5 years of experience in digital and communications area, he produces our sketches, web-layouts based on creative visions and ideas.
Giuseppe is the corporate executive responsible for marteking activities. 18+ years in Digital with focus on Finance, E-Commerce, Marketing & Communication. Experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working “cross-industry”: Finance (in Fineco as a Web Marketing Manager and in Santander Consumer Bank as a Direct Marketing Manager), Health & Beauty (in Bottega Verde as E-Commerce Manager for Central Europe & US), Management Consulting (Senior Manager in Accenture – Accenture Digital), and again in the banking industry (IWBank Private Investments – UBI Banca Group, with the role of Head of Marketing, Communication and Customer Experience).
mashfrog supports companies willing to implement innovative omnichannel solutions offering skills, competences and solutions to cover every communication channel: web, mobile, social media smartTV, e-commerce. Founded by Edoardo Narduzzi, the group employs 200 professionals in Italy and abroad.
TrustMyPhone is a computer science Ph.D’s driven company with a strong focus on mobile payment solutions and on mobile gambling solutions. It has ten professionals and since 2009 has done several innovative and successful mobile projects.
Directors and Advisors
Carlo Arturo Garuzzo
Carlo is a serial Entrepreneur.
Based in London, he is Board Member of Mashfrog SpA, the European leading Omnichannel Solution Provider.
Carlo is Partner of ottoRen Energy LLP PE a fund dedicated to asset management as well as MF Partners SA in Luxembourg. Former Board Member of Italian PE fund Aksia SpA, he founded flyRen srl, owns solar investments via Invesges srl, is a Director in Areentec-Advanced Research on Engine Technology, a research and development London based company in the field of sustainable mobility.
Carlo Arturo is a prominent philanthropist having founded of a non-profit organization, The “Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive” (IGAV) www.igav-art.org.
Born in Milan in 1964, Daniele is a serial entrepreneur. He is co-Founder, together with Fabio Regolo, of MyBest Group S.p.A and acts as Chairman and CEO of MyBest.it, an omni-channel company active in the switching economy, telecommunications, energy, pay television and mobile markets.
Mr Viganò, whose career has always been focused on sales, started working in the 80s in the OTC medicine distribution industry, first as a sales associate and then promoted to Sales Director.
Since 2011, he was Chairman & CEO of MyBest.it and from 2014 to 2017 he was CEO of MyBest Group spa.
Giuseppe F. Italiano
Giuseppe F. Italiano is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, where he was also the Department Chair from 2004 to 2012, Chair of the Evaluation Committee from 2002 to 2008, and is currently Vice-Rector for Quality, Evaluation and Performance.
In 2016, Italiano was named an EATCS Fellow for his “fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs and massive data sets, and for his role in establishing the field of algorithm engineering”.
His research focuses on the design, analysis, implementation and experimental evaluation of algorithms and data structures.
He has published over 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings, is the inventor of few US patents, and has co-founded several technology startups.
He holds a Ph.D in computer science from Columbia University NY.
Paolo is Professor in Financial Econometrics at Imperial College Business School. He has a summa cum laude degree in economic statistics from Roma and holds a PhD in Econometrics from the London School of Economics. He is also teaching at the University of Rome La Sapienza and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and at the University of Cambridge.
Paolo’s main research interests are financial econometrics and econometric theory as well as risk management and asset allocation. His publications include The Annals of Statistics, The Journal of Econometrics, The Journal of Time Series Analysis, The Journal of Empirical Finance, The Journal of Monetary Economics and Econometric Theory.
Daniele Bianchi is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Group at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (that he joined in the Fall of 2014). He was awarded a Ph.D. by the Department of Finance at Bocconi University in Spring 2014. His research interests span empirical asset pricing, financial econometrics, commodity markets, and networks. His papers have been presented at conferences organized by the American Economic Association (AEA), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Econometric Society, the European Finance Association (EFA), the European Economic Association (EEA), the Society of Financial Studies (SFS), and the Society of Economic Dynamics (SED).
Michele is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Cagliari in Italy. His research spans over agile methododologies for software development, modeling and simulation of financial markets, time series forecasting, and blockchain applications.
He founded in 2000 the series of Conferences on Agile Software Development, now at their 18th edition, and published in 1999 with Thomas Lux on Nature a paper on modeling financial markets with heterogeneous agents that is considered one of the most influential papers ever published in the field of Econophysics.
Regarding cryptocurrencies, since 2014 he has been studying the business model of trading and mining, and the forecasting of prices and volumes. He is the first proponent of the new field of Blockchain Oriented Software Engineering, aimed to apply solid foundations and principles to Blockchain software development.
He has published over 250 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has co-founded two spinoff firms active in software development and blockchain applications.
He holds two Master’s degrees both magna cum laude in Electronic Engineering and Mathematics from Genua University.
Sergey A. Grigoryan
Mr Grigoryan began his career in the financial sector in 2006 when he joined the Na-tional Credit Agency (Moscow, Russia) as a Head of Analysis Department. A year later he moved to the Association of Russian Banks in Moscow, where since 2011 he has held a position of a Head of Analysis Division, and then has continued as an Executive Vice-President being responsible for the project management, analysis of macroeconomics and banking sector.
He has also been involved as a team leader creation of unique technology of SME risk valuation (EvaBeta) and is a co-founder of a consultancy firm specialized in bank revenue enhancement and operational leakages (JSEA-Partners).
Mr Grigoryan holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia).
Mr Grigoryan is also a professor at the Department of Bank and Bank Management of the Financial University of Moscow.
Software Architect and Project Manager with a strong background in computer sci-ence. He received the PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering in 2009 from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, has wide interest and knowledge about emerging technology. Open-Source software Customization and Integration expert, he designed a wide range of solutions for Istitutional Investors and Pension Funds, fo-cused on Accounting aspects and Risk Management features; he received awards and mentions for three considerable project in 2012.
Roberto is an experienced lawyer with 30 years of professional activity in financial markets. He consulting activity focus on solicitation of public savings and IPO, drafting of propsectus, admission to listing on MTA, AIM ect, corporate operations, M&A, compliance of issuers and Italian and foreign financial intermediaries.
He is a member of Italian banking Ombudsman. He has been an independent board member of Fondiaria Sai Spa and Mediolanum Spa and a special advisor to the Italian Prime Minister office.
Antonio is partner and security manager and CEO at TrustMyPhone.
He received the PhD in Computer Science and Automation Engineering in 2011 from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Augusto holds a Master Degree in Computer Engineering from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and has 8 years of professional experience in the field of mobile apps design and development with a strong focus on mobile payments.