Sergio Ramazzina is a software architect/trainer with over 20 years of experience working on a large number of projects for banks and major Italian companies as well as designing complex enterprise solutions in Java/JavaEE and Ruby. He started using Pentaho products from the very beginning (late 2003), gaining vast experience by deploying Pentaho as an open source, standalone BI solution. He also deeply integrated Pentaho as the analytics engine of choice in other applications he designed. Starting from 2009, based on his experience in the Java/JavaEE world and because of his appreciation for the open source world and its principles, he began participating actively as a contributor to some Pentaho projects, such as JPivot, Saiku, CDF, and CDA, and he has achieved the title of Pentaho Active Contributor.
In late 2010, he founded Serasoft, a young Italian consulting company specialized in the design and delivery of open source business intelligence solutions, and he started participating as a BI architect and Pentaho expert on a wide number of projects where open source BI and Pentaho were the main heroes. He is also the CTO of Athilab (Athirat Innovation Lab), sharing his experience in the design and delivery of high-value innovative enterprise solutions. He is always looking for innovative solutions that can help users make their work more efficient. He is also passionate about skiing, tennis, and photography.