Giunti Labs augments its senior management team

From: Giunti Labs
Published: Mon Feb 18 2008

Andrea Gentili has been appointed Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO) at Giunti Labs after 18 years experience within the ICT and consulting industry in several senior management positions in Italy, Southern Europe and the UK.

Gentili has responsibility for global sales, marketing and business development activities, including all Giunti Labs’ subsidiaries worldwide. In addition to the subsidiaries in the UK, USA and Germany, Giunti Labs has recently announced the opening of offices in Sweden and Australia.

Gentili has extensive experience in the management of strategic planning, sales, business development, client management and alliances, business transformation / change management, business processes and relevant IT systems / infrastructure, shared services, procurement and sourcing/outsourcing.

After graduating with an MSc in electronic engineering at one of the top Italian Universities, Gentili has worked internationally within blue-chip companies, establishing and consistently providing an excellent track record of achievements, while alternating in management roles within Europe.
Before joining Giunti Labs, Gentili was Vice President UK Business Development and Operations at Finmeccanica Group Services. Previously, he was Vice President with responsibility for the Telecom & Media Business Unit at Capgemini Italy.

He has also been Sales Director at Lucent Technologies and Business Development Manager for South Europe at EMC. He has worked also as Principal at IBM Global Services and a Manager at Accenture.

Giunti Labs has also appointed Paolo Sicca as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) with responsibility for managing and optimising all Giunti Labs’ product and service delivery processes.

Sicca, who has a degree in Information Science, started his career as a system designer at the Fiat research centre and then at Wabco Westinghouse / Ansaldo, simultaneously researching Petri network applications in an event-driven software environment. For the last ten years, he has worked at General Electric as Development Manager, managing large, multinational software projects, focusing on e-commerce and applying SIX-SIGMA methodology.

Since 2001, Paolo has carried out various roles, such as CIO and COO, focusing on organisation and change management in Comtech, and Alpina and Merlo.

Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, commented: "These appointments will help Giunti Labs to move to the next level – as a worldwide learning and knowledge management technology provider.

"In recent months, Giunti Labs has opened new offices – in Sweden and in Australia – and established a wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK in the light of some excellent trading results in the UK in 2007. We have further plans for international growth and both Andrea and Paolo have much to contribute as this further expansion takes place."


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About Giunti Labs

Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.

In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years Giunti has built a ‘historical catalogue’ of huge dimensions, through a gradual process of ‘fusion’ of different publishers, but also through the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.

Giunti Labs, which has its global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden), Boston (US), Perth and Sydney (Australia) provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless
• Consulting and training
• Content production
• Research and development

Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading learning content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.

Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards: co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of eLearning specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI).

About Giunti Labs’ learn eXact® suite

Giunti Labs’ learn eXact is an e-learning and mobile learning content management system (LCMS) that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive TV and wearable computer devices. Now the solution with its new eXact VLW plug in also delivers standard learning contents into 3D Virtual Worlds.

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