Sergio Ramazzina is an experienced software architect/trainer with more than 25 years of experience in the IT field. He has worked on a broad number of projects for banks and major Italian companies and has designed complex enterprise solutions in Java, JavaEE, and Ruby. He started using Pentaho products from the very beginning in late 2003. He gained thorough experience by deploying Pentaho as an open source BI solution, standalone or deeply integrated in other applications as the analytical engine of choice.
In 2009, due to his experience in the Java/JavaEE world and appreciation for the open source world and its main ideas, he began participating actively as a contributor to some of the Pentaho projects such as JPivot, Saiku, CDF, and CDA and rose to the Pentaho Active Contributor level. At that time, 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 players. In late 2010, he founded Serasoft, a young Italian consulting firm that specializes in delivering high value open source Business Intelligence solutions. With the team in Serasoft, he shared his passion and experience in designing and delivering highly innovative enterprise solutions to help users make their work more effective. In July 2013, he published his first book, Instant Pentaho Data Integration Kitchen, Packt Publishing. He is also passionate about skiing, tennis, and photography, and he loves his young daughter, Camilla, very much.
You can follow him on Twitter at @sramazzina. You can also look at his profile on LinkedIn at http://it.linkedin.com/in/sramazzina/.