Meet our team

People behind our Ideas

Massimo Ruffolo
ceo / founder

Massimo is the founder and CEO of Altilia and is an established entrepreneur with previous start-up experience. Massimo has shaped product, marketing and business strategies for substantial enterprise customers worldwide

With more than 20 years’ experience with AI, ML, NLP,  Big Data, machine reading comprehension, deep learning models and more, Massimo is leading Altilia toward becoming a global contender in AI. His background includes the publication of several scientific journal articles in the field, and appearances as an expert guest speaker for AI conferences worldwide. He is a researcher for the Italian National Research Council and an external professor for the University of Calabria.

Antonio Colasante

Antonio Colasante is the chief growth officer at Altilia, with more than 15 years’ experience as a sales director, including as Sales Director Financial Services Analytics for Oracle

He developed his career within leading consulting companies, such as Accenture, Everis, Deloitte, and other major financial institutions in Italy and abroad after graduating with a degree in Economics. He is a voice of authority on risk management, and has been a guest speaker at seminars for ABI and Borsa Italiana. Antonio covered risk management and regulatory compliance best practices for clients in Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Malta while working as Oracle’s Sales Director of Financial Services Analytics.

Ermelinda Oro

Ermelinda Oro is Altilia’s founder. She is a researcher for the CNR as well as an external professor for the University of Calabria

Ermelinda is  a visiting researcher for both the University of Oxford and the University of Koblenz-Landau. Ermelinda has more than 12 years’ experience ein AI, including natural language processing, Machine Reading Comprehension, Question Answering, Deep Learning, Web Scraping and Wrapping, Document Layout Analysis and Understanding, IR, IE, Knowledge graphs.

Umberto Scilinguo

With more than 10 years’ experience as a team leader driving business finance processes, control and administration, Umberto Scilinguo is Altilia’s Chief Operating Officer.

Umberto brings experience and insights in the design and implementation of products like the, as well as global customer experience in multiple industries worldwide. He is Altilia’s voice of authority for administrative, financial, and production business processes.

Board and Investors

Massimo Ruffolo


Umberto Scilinguo


Francesca Ottier


Senior partner, CDP Venture Capital SGR - Fondo Italia Venture II

the culture

Altilia is...

Continuous Learning
Mission Driven
Ongoing Innovation
Team Work
Outcome Focused
Design Thinking
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