Antonio Grasso (LinkedIn) is the founder and CEO of the Italian startup Digital Business Innovation Srl and is considered one of the most influential digital transformation experts in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital transformation, the Internet of Things and blockchain.
Born and raised in southern Italy, he began his career as a programmer in 1983. He started studying algorithms and writing code so that the companies he worked for as a consultant could solve problems related to digital processes. Interested in the transition from analogue to digital, he became an IoT Software Innovator for Intel in 2018.
In 2016, Grasso founded Digital Business Innovation, a Naples startup intending to promote and support innovative projects. In 2020, he became an ambassador and founding member of the European Customer Experience Organization (ECXO), a community that enables leaders of European organizations to discuss business issues.
During his work as an entrepreneur, Grasso supported startups on their growth path. As a result, he was named a 2020 Faculty Member and Accredited and Qualified Global Mentor for Startups and Scaleups by the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Grasso’s interest in technology and experience gained over the years have led him to make a natural transition from programming to theoretical and traditional research. His research has explored artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital transformation, the Internet of Things and blockchain. His dedication and professionalism have led him to work for large multinational companies and government institutions. Since 2021, he has been working as an external expert for AI4EU, the first European platform, and ecosystem for Artificial Intelligence on demand, with the support of the European Commission.
Since 2016, he has been writing articles and creating infographics to share his knowledge on social media and technology blogs. Thanks to his ability to clearly and immediately present complex content, such as digital transformation, clearly and directly, he has managed to reach people worldwide.