When I meet Cosimo Palmisano, he asks me if I know what the Internet of Everything (IOE) was: we are talking about the cities he has lived in, from Taranto to San Francisco to San Felice Circeo, when he starts to explain to me how the virtual world can reshape the real one through technological creativity, ideas, information and things.
“The Internet of Things, the monitoring of social networks, the importance of customers: I've always wanted to harness all this data which is floating about in the cloud, rationalise it and turn it into something”. Thus was born Ecce Costumer, the brainchild of this telecommunications engineer who dealt with predictive statistical models. In addition to awards, Cosimo obtained a loan to seek funds and potential partners for his idea in Silicon Valley, where he met another Italian engineer, Franco Petrucci, who was there to seek funds for Decisyon, which he had founded in 2005. “Franco is a visionary. When I realized that his technology was complementary to my idea, I introduced myself”.
That was the moment when things were created: Franco and Cosimo's experiences were united and their imagination, ability to implement ideas and ambition in seeking funds have brought them to the reality of today's Decisyon. “We've collected $44 million, one of the largest investments ever made in Italian software by the United States”. Decisyon has created a software platform that accelerates the decision-making process through the management, production and transition of information both inside and outside the company using the same mechanisms as a social network.
Between the office in Latina and those in the United States, Decisyon employs 100 people to handle 200 customers in 11 countries, allowing the integration of the virtual world with real data and things, and demonstrating that our country's technological excellence has plenty to say for itself.
The story has been written by Elisa Casseri, writer.
From Latina to Silicon Valley, this international software company has attracted investments totalling $44 million.