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About Wsense


The Professionals behind our commitment

Talented team of 50+ skilled professionals: a first-rate R&D and IT team, with sales, marketing, legal and administrative expertise

Chiara Petrioli

PhD, Full Prof, Founder and CEO

Patent author and R&D Labs Director. Innovation awards winner: NT100 Top Social Global Techs changing our lives; Inspiring Fifty Italy; ACM N2Women 2019 Stars in Communications and Networking, #EUWomen4Future 2021.

Salvatore Sardo


Executive with 40+ years in the ICT, Telco and Energy sectors: ENI COO; Saipem Board Member; Snam Board Chair; Senior Executive Vice president TIM; CEO CDP Immobiliare and CDP Chief Corporate Operation Officer. Awarded Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (2008) and Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana (2011).

Daniele Spaccini

PhD, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Decade experience in complex R&D projects, Patent author.
Leads a team of 15+ engineers implementing complex industrial projects. Wsense representative in NIAG 190 and NIAG SG243.

Claudio La Torre

CFO / Strategic and Corporate Development

13+ years M&A experience mainly in the Telco & Technology industry, with senior leadership roles in corporate (Ericsson), consulting (EY), Venture Capital (Enea Tech) and several startup/scaleups, Italy and international.

Cosimo Palmisano

PhD, Chief Business Development & Operations

15+ years results-focused entrepreneur with extensive experience coordinating operations in innovative manner to drive revenue generation and business growth in international markets. ML/AI expert for Industrial IoT with experience in applying predictive statistical models on big data.

Ernesto Montaldo

Head of B.U. Critical Infrastructure

35+ years of experience as manager and executive in multinational IT and ICT companies, including Engineering SpA and AT&T, IBM.

Steve Greenland

Chief Commercial Officer

With a background in industrial automation and over 25 years of experience, Steve has vast technical experience in many areas of the upstream industry, including platform commissioning, brownfield modifications and asset integrity management.

Michele Nati

Head of Special Projects

Leading the development of new products based on WSense Underwater Internet of Things technologies and through research and innovation projects (public and privately funded).
Bringing expertise into data, the internet of things and blockchain to the underwater and blue carbon credit industry.


Talents including PhD (1/3), post Doc, Subject Matter Experts, Advisors in Italy and International
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