CEO and Founder, Alsaro
Alessandro D’Amato (1976) is a tech entrepreneur and engineer that holds Italian and Swiss citizenship. Born in Cantù (Italy) and raised in Ticino (Switzerland), D’Amato moved to Milan when he was 19 to attend the Polytechnic University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. During these studies he was also a teacher of mathematics to middle school and high school students, and a lecturer of computer science at the university. He wrote two MSc theses: first, covers the subject of e-learning platforms applied to the University of Turin (platform he personally developed at Nextmedia Lab); second thesis was a research with RAI and Mediaset on the topic of interactive services for digital terrestrial TV. He left lecturing at the university to pursue an entrepreneurial career and subsequently cofounded in 2004 Genidea, a software company specialized in business intelligence. In 2008 he started working as an IT manager for banking and fiduciary sector, bringing his knowledge of business intelligence to the finance. In 2014 he co-founded Alsaro, a fast-growing tech startup devoted to the development of several software and hardware solutions focused on emerging technologies. Indeed, Alsaro was one of the seven companies around the world to
have created hardware that mines Bitcoin (project Fastminers). In 2015, following the hidden urge to merge his early classical education and conservatory of music with science and technology, he started designing smARTravel – a digital platform that aggregates the overall cultural offer – with the vision of supporting local art and culture, by preserving what makes them unique and to make them more resilient to the pressures of globalization.
In a nutshell, smARTravel is doing for museums what Booking.com did for hotels 20 years