The GELLIFY team has several years’ experience in the B2B sector, in innovation and in new technologies.
The GELLIFY team
CEO & Founder
with multinational companies
Fabio Nalucci, enthusiastic about innovation, has recently founded GELLIFY, an innovation platform focused on supporting and scaling new B2B ideas. The idea of Gellification of start-ups derives from the successful experience as a founder of SPSS Italia and i4C Analytics, who taught him how to be an entrepreneur in the B2B software business. Before GELLIFY, he was Sales Global Lead at Accenture Insight Platform, scaling i4C Analytics globally post Accenture acquisition in 2014.
Experienced senior manager in international companies in the industrial sector
Giovannetti has a strong background in digital innovation.
Serving first in the role of CIO at Del Monte Foods International, then as the central director at Amadori, he led and managed business transformation projects, believing in digital innovation as a driver for economic and social development.
Co-founder of the research center Digital Enterprise Lab at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Giovannetti acts as a teacher and advisor in several business schools and innovation centers.
CEO & Founder, GELLIFY MIDDLE EAST
C-Level senior advisor, executive, and entrepreneur.
Former Senior Partner / MD at Accenture Middle East
Massimo Cannizzo is a C-level senior advisor, executive, and entrepreneur. He’s specialized in innovative technologies across multiple industries and countries. Before starting his adventure with GELLIFY Group, Cannizzo served in the role of Global Data Strategy Lead at Accenture Strategy, as well as Tech & Digital Consulting Lead for South Europe and Middle East in Accenture Consulting. Cannizzo began his 28-year career with a five-year tenure in aerospace systems in the U.S. and Europe. He then joined Accenture, where he drove innovation and transformation programs in multiple European countries and different industries, including telecommunication, banking, insurance, energy, public services and retail. Cannizzo graduated in 1992 with a master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Rome. He is the father of three children and lives in Dubai, UAE since 2012.
CEO & Founder, GELLIFY IBERIA
Serial entrepreneur (3 exits), thinker, doer, and highly-skilled strategist
Diego Fernandez has several years of experience in creating and leading technology startups. He is also a member of the Executive board and advisor in various international companies and VCs. He is also professor of digital transformation at Barcelona Technology School. Fernandez began his career in Advertising, soon after he turned to technology and interactive ventures and he created several successful startups, going through the Consulting field, advising large companies and helping them to efficiently implement innovation strategies.
Managing Partner & Founder
12-year experience in B2B SW
Data Scientist and Speaker @ Bologna University
He specialised in Software B2B and in particular in big data analytics and machine learning 12 years ago. After gaining first experience as a data scientist, he contributed to the success of start-ups that have become established internationally and to creating new data businesses in multinational managerial consulting and service companies. In February 2017, he founded GELLIFY – which was named by him – of which he is currently a Managing Partner with a focus on business development, strategy and marketing.
Managing Partner & Founder
15 years of experience in B2B SW
Former Sr Manager Operations at Accenture (100+ people)
In the last 15 years, Gianluigi has developed deep knowledge in Information Technology, especially in decision support system software for enterprises. He founded GELLIFY in 2017, bringing his experience in creating and managing complex organisations in the consulting and innovation world. Earlier, he contributed to i4C Analytics growth, becoming Delivery Director in 2009. Post Accenture acquisition he was ICEG (Italy, Central Europe & Greece) Advanced Analytics Lead for the Energy & Utilities industry.
He has created 10+ innovation programs for large companies
Professor of Business Design @ University of Milan
He obtained a degree in Communication Sciences and Technologies at the IULM University of Milan (2007) and a Master of Science in Communication & Economics, with Major in Marketing summa cum laude at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (2010).
In 2007, he attended the Summer School of the London School of Economics and the Peking University on China’s Economic Growth, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investments.
After gaining some work experience in China in the marketing sector, at the age of 24, he set up his own business focused on digital communication and crowdfunding. In 2013, he founded, alongside Andrea Landini, COPPA+LANDINI, a consulting company for design-driven innovation, which was acquired by GELLIFY in 2017.
He is co-founder of CrowdChicken, a software start-up dedicated to the no-profit sector.
His approach to consulting is oriented towards the generation of significant innovation. As a speaker and moderator, he participated in several innovation events.
He is a Contract Professor at the IED of Rome, where he teaches Planning Methodology. In addition, he lectures at the Design Management specialisation course of Il Sole 24 Ore and in other business schools.
He is currently Managing Partner of GELLIFY and he is responsible for the Innovation Advisory and Interactive areas.
20-year experience in technology management for R&D and IndustrialOperations.
Formerly Head of Innovation Hub @ Electrolux Group
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Executive Master in Technologies & Innovation Management at the Bologna Business School.
Professional experience started in Aerospace and then moved to Home Appliances, in Whirpool Corporation and Electrolux Group.
After managerial positions in Electrolux technology organisation, Lucia implemented Open Innovation strategy and then built Innovation Hub.
Now Managing Partner at GELLIFY, with a focus on Industry 4.0 and Open Innovation.
He has launched and financed 4 start-ups
Directed 20+ call4ideas
Entrepreneur, co-founder of CrowdChicken, a marketing and fundraising platform for the no-profit sector used by over 20 organisations in Italy, including Emergency, Intersos, Coopi, Terre des Hommes and Fondazione Milan, and of Coppa+Landini, a consulting firm for design-driven innovation. Managing Partner of Gellify, he has given courses and lessons at the Bocconi University of Milan, the IULM University of Milan, the Catholic University of Milan, the IED of Milan and the Università della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano. He was listed by Wired as one of the top 100 most promising young people in Italy and selected for the 2016 Wired Innovation Award.
Vice President of Google and CEO of Google Italy
After a degree in Economics and an MBA at Bocconi University, Fabio Vaccarono joined the strategic consulting firm Bain & Company and subsequently held various positions as CEO and General Manager, from Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso to Gruppo Sole 24 Ore and RCS Mediagroup. He was also CEO of Starcom Mediavest, a Publicis Groupe company.
In 2020 Vaccarono was appointed Vice President of Google, while still maintaining the role of CEO of Google Italy and member of the board of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Sole 24 Ore Group, Pegaso – Multiversity Group, AmCham Italy, the Scientific Committee of the Mattei Foundation, the Assonime Council and the digital board of Sorgenia.
Entrepreneur & Investor
CEO and Founder of AliasLab
The first GELLIFY investor is Romeo Magagnotti, CEO and Founder of AliasLab SpA, a leading company in electronic signature and security market which has been acquired in 2016 by the bigger software house in Italy for SMI business software called Team System Group. He is founder and counsellor of AliasNet, the holding company controlling SCYTALE, which is one the most active startups in digital signature and strong authentication solutions on the blockchain. He also founded LACS System, one of the most innovative companies in military training and DDM Technology, a SAP consulting services company with specialties in document management. He’s a GELLIFY Group shareholder. Magagnotti is married and has one child. He resides in Mantova.
Join the GELLIFY team, we are an innovation catalyst that values talent willing to work in the B2B world.