Andrea Peiro is responsible for driving the technology strategy and productization of PowerCloud’s NaaS platform. Prior, he was a technology commercialization lead at PARC, a Xerox company, where he focused on the practical application of new technologies for business. With more than a dozen years’ experience as a leading expert in adoption of IT in the SMB/SME market, Andrea has influenced product strategies as a consultant to global companies such as Intel, Symantec, SAP and Microsoft. He served as CEO of the Small Business Technology Institute, held positions of publisher and executive editor at the Small Business Technology Magazine. He also has executive experience at web-services startups GoMingle and Eyescream. A former intelligence officer in the Italian navy, Andrea received a MS in Management from Italy's Naval Graduate School, an advanced BS in computer science from the Università degli Studi di Milano, and BS from the Italian Naval Academy. He holds 2 patents in the areas of cloud networking and security.