Stefano Spaggiari

Founder and CEO

For many years now, Stefano has led Expert System as CEO. His guidance has led the company to achieve a leading position, receive prestigious international awards, and establish itself among the top ICT companies in the world in the field of information management. He founded this company with the idea to develop software to support other companies with the analysis of information. Through the years, he has always carried out this idea with great passion and determination. Recently, Stefano successfully managed Expert System’s IPO and the company’s internationalization process. Stefano holds an EMBA from the Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna, as well as a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.

Marco Varone

Founder, President and CTO

Marco, founder, president and CTO of Expert System, is one of the leading experts on semantic technology and natural language processing. He created the Cogito platform, which is the basis of all Expert System’s products. He has worked in the field application of semantic technology in every advanced context: search engines, text analytics, natural language interfaces, Q & A systems, automatic categorization and many others. He has led the company throughout its consistent growth and has helped Expert System to achieve major successes in various business sectors. He coordinates all activities of Research and Development and in his spare time, he writes about these issues on the company blog and his own blog, Semanticamente.

Claudio Palmolungo

Executive Vice President Europe

Claudio leads Expert System’s strategic business development in Europe. Prior joining Expert System, he was Senior Vice President, head of the International activities at Store Electronic Systems where he led the company’s international expansion, creating direct and indirect sales channels and subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Canada and the U.S. Claudio started his career at Magneti Marelli France, and at Accenture, where he spent several years managing pan-European projects in sales, sourcing and supply chain in a variety of sectors including automotive, retail, high tech and banking.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin and from ESCP Europe, in Paris.

Andrea Melegari

SEVP, Defense, Intelligence & Security

As Senior Executive Vice President, Defense, Intelligence & Security, Andrea guides the development of complex projects using semantic technology to support the Intelligence process. After joining Expert System in 2000, Andrea founded and led the company’s Intelligence Division for 12 years, and in 2014, he helped guide the company’s joint venture with Elettronica that led to the creation of CY4Gate, a global organization focused on Cyber Electronic Warfare and Intelligence, where he currently serves as Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Expert System, CY4Gate and Expert System USA. Previously, he was an IT consultant and instructor at the Modena Military Academy (Italy) for more than 10 years. He also founded the web agency Expertweb, which was acquired by Banzai. Andrea holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena.

Francesca Petronio

Francesca Petronio, Corporate HR Director

Francesca is responsible for implementing the Group’s human resources strategies that enable it to recruit, train and retain a high performing workforce. In addition to leading Expert System’s recruitment and staffing activities, Francesca manages the HR team where she directly oversees training and professional development. Before joining Expert System in 2011, she spent 10 years at the multinational HR services company Randstad, where she held a variety of positions, including Human Resources Project Manager.
Francesca holds a degree in modern literature from the University of Bologna.

Christophe Aubry

CEO, Expert System Enterprise

Christophe is the CEO of Expert System Enterprise. He managed day-to-day operations in North America for TEMIS Inc. and established long lasting relationships with company’s customers and partners. As the former co-founder and Vice President, Professional Services at TEMIS for over 10 years, he supervised customer deployments in all geographies and led strategic service activities such as consulting, project management and training for customers and certified partners. Previously, he was the project leader for IBM’s “Technology Watch,” an innovative scientific watch application. Christophe holds a master’s degree in mathematical and computer sciences from the University of Orléans (France).

Daniel Mayer

CMO and SVP for Products, Expert System Enterprise

Daniel is CMO and SVP for Products of Expert System Enterprise. He joined Expert System following its acquisition of TEMIS, where as VP of Product & Marketing, he shaped and promoted the award-winning Luxid® line of text analytics products. With 20 years of experience in marketing and product strategy throughout the IT value chain, Daniel’s passion is in crossing the chasm by helping organizations leverage technologies that deliver significant business value. Daniel holds both a Masters degree in Business from HEC Paris and a Masters in Computer Science from Télécom ParisTech.

Marcello Pellacani

VP Strategic Initiatives and RPA Alliances, Director UK

Marcello is the VP, Strategic Initiatives and RPA Alliances where he is responsible for directing product development and strategic initiatives in implementing Robotic Process Automation with worldwide partners. He is also the director of Expert System UK where he is focused on building strategic alliances with technology partners. Formerly, he was the President and CTO of Expertweb, an advanced IT solutions developer and consultancy, where he helped double the company’s revenue in just three years before its purchase by Banzai Group (now ePrice). Marcello has co-founded numerous successful IT start-ups and has held positions at Olivetti in its Formula 1 team and at IBM. Marcello holds a degree in Mathematics and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Modena, Italy.

Louis Andre

CEO, Expert System USA

Louis is the CEO of Expert System USA. Louis has a distinguished career in security and intelligence in the public and private sector. He most recently served as COO for Kiernan Group Holdings and previously as Senior Vice President for Intelligence Business Strategy at CACI International.  Louis spent his public sector career with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where he held a variety of senior roles in analytics and management, including as Chief of the Global Analysis Division and Chief and founding member of the Counterterrorism Branch, the organizational precursor to the Joint Intelligence Task Force – Combating Terrorism. His final role at DIA included the dual responsibilities of Chief of Staff and COO. Among other achievements, he received the Presidential Rank Award for both Distinguished Executive and Meritorious Executive.
Louis attended the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, the Federal Executive Institute, the Intelligence Fellows Program, and the Program for Senior Officials in National Security at Harvard University.


Giuseppe Strafforello

Executive Vice President and CTO, Expert System USA

Giuseppe exercises dual roles as both the lead technical executive and the primary operational manager of key Expert System USA programs in the Federal market sector. In those roles, he oversees teams of linguists and technologists providing highly-customized software products and services to extant customers while simultaneously developing the technology and business strategies needed to posture the company for future growth. An experienced executive and accomplished software engineer, Giuseppe’s career has been marked by innovative solutioning, execution excellence, and thought-leadership. Giuseppe holds a Masters of Science in Physics from the University of Turin, Italy.