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Francesco Bovoli

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Product-minded CTO. Formerly: COO/CTO, IdeaPlane (acquired by Workshare); VP Analytics / Infrastructure, Workshare.

Product-minded CTO. Formerly: COO/CTO, IdeaPlane (acquired by Workshare); VP Analytics / Infrastructure, Workshare.

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3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Other Engineering
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Private Company

Advisor

MediaGamma

Positions

VP Products Import.io January 2015 - present
VP Programme Management & Infrastructure Workshare December 2012 - December 2014
COO/CTO IdeaPlane December 2010 - December 2012
Ambassador, former Trustee Aiducation International October 2009 - October 2012
Member Graduate Business Forum October 2009 - October 2012
Global Grow Services Cisco Systems July 2010 - October 2010
President Cambridge Business School Club October 2009 - October 2010
MBA Student Cambridge Judge Business School October 2009 - August 2010
Google Apps Edu - Global Consulting Project Google March 2010 - May 2010
Senior Consultant Accenture March 2004 - October 2009
IT Consultant EDP Romagna S.r.l. October 2003 - March 2004
CTO, Co-Founder Private Company January 2001 - January 2003

Education

University of Cambridge Finance, Entrepreneurship 2009 - 2010
Università di Bologna Computer Engineering 1997 - 2003

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Real estate
  • • Business Development
  • • Ad Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Program Management • Consulting • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I was COO/CTO of IdeaPlane, from employee #1 all the way through raising £1m in funding, £2m+ in revenues from the first 10 clients, and eventually negotiating and selling off the business to Workshare.
At Workshare I created the Data Science function, shaped a metrics-led culture, and built the data science team / infrastructure.
I have also been the de-facto CIO, running DevOps, IT, and Compliance, consolidating the data centres and achieving ISO 27001 certification.

I am primarily interested in:
- co-founder / CTO / COO position in startups from 1 to 30 people
- VP level positions in Operations / Analytics / Infrastructure / Engineering, in larger startups around the 200 people mark
- product manager / technical programme manager positions in larger organisations

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Vouches Received

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Jim Head
We worked together  •  Head of Operations, Reason Ltd. Previously Director, Rapid Agile LTD.
Francesco has an ability to zero-in and define and explain problems when everyone else in the room is floundering. He has huge experience, ... but ultimately his critical-thinking and problem solving is almost super-human. I've never seen him tire, nor lose patience. An incredible asset, I have huge respect for Francesco and count myself lucky to know him.
Emmanuel Carraud
They're my school  •  CEO, AppChocolate Ltd and Mentor, Cambridge Judge Business School.
Francesco has the drive and business acumen to start a successful business
Rael Cline
They're my school  •  Co-Founder, MediaGamma Limited. Previously Director, Chief Commercial Officer, AppChat.
Experienced, good industry knowledge, well rounded personality.

Edward King
We worked together at IdeaPlane  •  CEO and Founder, Isayu.com. Previously VP, Product and User Experience, IdeaPlane.
Great product knowledge, great network

Trevor Owens
Founder & CEO, Lean Startup Machine.
Trevor is a great entrepreneur because he is teaching people to become great entrepreneurs.. and he is succeeding!

Rael Cline
Co-Founder, MediaGamma Limited. Previously Director, Chief Commercial Officer, AppChat.
Rael impressed me for his determination, knowledge of his environment, and constructiveness - great guy!

James Fabricant
We worked together  •  CEO & co-founder, Emoticast and Advisory Board, Luxury Society.
James was Founder and CEO at IdeaPlane, and has already tried several other ideas in the meanwhile

James Fabricant
CEO & co-founder, Emoticast and Advisory Board, Luxury Society.
Strategic thinking, great connections, great business angles