I have 20+ years of experience working in the IT field for major companies, mostly around system and application management, security and compliance, automation, databases, data collection and analysis. I am also a father, a husband, a musician, a writer, a poet, a photographer, a speaker, a luthier, a coder and more.
I believe that we don't always need the latest technology and buzz; but we do need technology that works.
I quit my high paying job at Microsoft in 2015 and since then myself and my family moved on top of a hill in the Italian countryside, in an old country farm that was abandoned for a long time. We have restructured it and greatly reduced our needs and our energetic footprint: we made the place functional but also cheap to run, sustainable and environment-friendly. My wife now runs her Naturopathy practice from there and makes delicious hazelnut cream.
I have been building and running websites on LAMP stack and WP for myself and friends since 2001.
I worked on various aspects of Azure Operational Insights (then Microsoft Operations Management Suite, now part of Azure Monitoring - LogAnalytics) since the initial prototype of the project all the way to General Availability of the service. I drove various aspects of it, most notably the search engine and its initial query language, the data collection pipeline and the customer's on-boarding experience
Program Manager II
Jul 2011 - Aug 2014 (3 years, 1 month)
Me and my family moved to the United States and I started working in Microsoft corporation as Program Manager in the Operations Manager team. I have worked on the .NET Application Performance Monitoring feature in System Center Operations Manager 2012, SP1 and R2. During this time I also worked on the design and drove implementation of the back-end for bringing the APM feature to the cloud as Application Insights. Later I started working on the Azure Operational Insights prototype.
Senior Premier Field Engineer
Sep 2004 - Jul 2011 (6 years, 10 months)
I was supporting major Microsoft enterprise customers within the EMEA region. In this role I have developed both technology and process focused solutions that are delivered by Microsoft Premier Field Engineers worldwide, such as the Operations Manager Health Check, a repeatable consulting solutions that has been delivered to hundreds of Enterprise customers worldwide via Microsoft Services. A subset of the SCOM Health Check solution is now available through Azure Marketplace.