Gianluigi Castelli is Associate Professor of Practice of Information Systems at SDA Bocconi School of Management.
At SDA Bocconi, he is Director of the DEVO Lab (Digital Enterprise Value and Organisation Laboratory). He has led large technology research projects (software) in the framework of the EC funded programs (OMI). He has led workgroups drafting the ICT strategic guidelines for important European Institutions.
His research activities focus on information systems, ICT transformation, digital transformation and information technology and management of complex organisations.
He is the author of two books on programming and author of more than 30 papers on software development methodologies, programming languages, compilers and operating system design and digital transformation. He has been CIO of large multinational companies in Italy and abroad (Infostrada, Fiat, Vodafone, Eni and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane). Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and Chairman of the Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC).
In April 2020 he was appointed, by decree, expert to support the creation of the National Strategic Pole (NSP) by the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitization. He received the following awards: European Commission Information Technology European Award ITEA’95 (1995); EUCIP Best Italian CIO (2009); Oracle Excellence Award – CIO of the Year EMEA (2013).
Gianluigi earned a Degree in Physics, specialty Cybernetics from the University of Milan. Hobbies include collecting classic cars and motorcycles and sailing.