Enthusiastic Italian born in Southern Italy, William studied Aerospace Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome and Electrical Engineering at UAS Technikum Wien from which he also received MSc in Information Systems Management with a thesis on cognitive technologies and machine intelligence, in cooperation with IBM. While studying, he started his career as Business Analyst at IBM. Later he became a Business Operations Manager. Thanks to his passion about Watson and cognitive systems, his move towards the cognitive world, offered by IBM, was a natural fit. William is now leading Cognitive Initiatives for Enterprise Services in Bratislava. Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, William is also the Chairman of the Technical Expertise Council for Slovakia and Czech Republic.