CIO Martel Innovate, Coordinator,
Dr. Giovanni Rimassa is Chief Innovation Officer at Martel, supporting business development, market positioning and commercialisation activities of the company as a whole, as well as leading research and innovation initiatives with a particular focus around Artificial Intelligence and Human-Centered AI. Operating across Martel Consulting, Lab, and Media, Giovanni will provide stewardship to ideas, approaches and applications from research validation through technology transfer and product conception and/or engineering. Giovanni’s steady commitment to innovation resulted in a 20 year professional path between academia and industry. He authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and participated in several research projects within national and European programmes. On the ICT industry’s side, he was first a co-founder of Frametech srl and then moved on to Whitestein Technologies AG, where he served for 15 years as senior researcher and product manager for intelligent, autonomic, and goal-oriented software products in business process management, wealth banking, insurance, and other domains. Giovanni holds a Ph.D. in Information Engineering from Università di Parma, obtained with a Thesis titled “Runtime Support for Distributed Multi-Agent Systems”, detailing his research and engineering contribution to the JADE Open Source middleware for multi-agent systems.