Stefano De Masi
My name is… Stefano… or Steven (easier for English speakers)
I’m from a country called… Italy! (from a “magic” city called Benevento)
I work at… GEOLUMEN. We are here to improve lives of citizens, providing a wireless network of smart lights with location-based services like energy saving, safety, security, parking management and environmental monitoring. We TURN LIGHTS INTO A SMART CITY IoT PLATFORM.
And my job title is… Business Developer
My secret side projects include… I really believe that we live once, but if we do it right, once is enough. So I’m involved in 3 associations: ROTARY (an international service organization whose stated human rights purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world); PANATHLON (a “Club-Service” with ethical and cultural purposes which aims to deepen, spread and defend the values of sport, intended as a training tool and enhancement of the person and as a vehicle of solidarity between men and peoples) and CONFINDUSTRIA ( The association’s activities are aimed at guaranteeing the central importance of companies, the driver’s of Italy’s economic, social and civil development. Confindustria contributes to social well-being and progress).
I am pretty good at… Commercially oriented and innovative, with 4 years of banking experience (Experienced in selling, with a backgroung in marketing solutions). Good problem solving skills and Excellent communication ability with a Strong attention to details. This, combined with my entrepreneurial nature, experience in service orientation and project management, makes me versatile. Creative, committed, passionate about developments and able to encourage and motivate people around me. Able to work in teams as well as independently. Able to play a supporting role in combination with being pro-active, self-starting and having a flexible approach.
Outside the office, I’m passionate about… Sports & Travelling. I practice a lot of sports (Rugby, Soccer, Kick Boxing, Fitness in general), they make me feel happy and better. I have a restless feet and a desire to see the whole world, do you know the word “Wanderlust”? It’s a german word that reflect my desire of travelling: “a strong, innate desire to travel or explore the world”.
I’m involved with Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator because… it offers startups a chance to dedicate a focused period of time to capitalize on advice, education, connections and investment capital. It’s in Amsterdam, the European Capital of Innovation 2016!
More about me: Usually some quotes, could better describe me: “MEMENTO AUDERE SEMPER”, “Remember to dare, always”, a D’annunzio’s quote meaning that you should make an effort and do not mind that you make a mistake!