Michele Benincaso - CEO
Michele Benincaso is an established, innovative luthier, a Maestro of the International School of Violin making Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy. Since more than 10 years, his handcrafted guitars are appreciated by professional artists worldwide.
At Mind Music Labs, Michele supervises all aspects of research, development and prototyping.
Luca Turchet, Ph.D. - Head of Sound and Interaction Design
Luca is a computer scientist with expertise in the fields of sonic interaction design, human-computer interaction, music technology, perception, and virtual reality. He holds a PhD in Media Technology from Aalborg University Copenhagen. He is also a professional musician and composer, and has designed and developed various novel interfaces for musical expression.
Luca leads the teams responsible for the generation and fine-tuning of SENSUS sounds and user experience - for both guitar and apps. He is also part of the team building SENSUS hardware and software infrastructure.
Stefano Zambon, Ph.D. - CTO
Stefano holds a PhD in Computer Science from Verona University. His experience combines academic-level expertise in signal processing with years of industry experience working with large codebases, always for musical applications. Among the others, he was the core developer for the physical-modeled algorithms behind Physis Piano, an advanced digital piano released in 2013.
At MIND Music Labs, Stefano is in charge of the architecture and codebase of the processing core of SENSUS SmartGuitar, of acoustic control algorithms and of real-time audio processing software.
Carlo Fischione, Ph.D. - CSO
Prof. Fischione holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Information Engineering and is a leading scholar on Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT in Stockholm's KTH. He has held positions with MIT, Harvard University, and University of California at Berkeley. He is a Member of IEEE.
At MIND Music Labs, Carlo is in charge of methods of control, signal processing and networked algorithms. He is also responsible for MIND's portfolio of patents.
Sandro D'Errico - Head of Business Development
Sandro has a degree in Business Management and Brand Strategy from Stockholm University's Business School and a deep knowledge of the musical instruments business. He is the former International Sales Manager for Marshall Headphones and has 10 years of sales experience at an executive level in the Consumer Electronics, Fashion and Music industry.
Sandro is in charge of defining SENSUS’ market placement and for planning and executing MIND’s Go To Market Strategy.
Raffaele Curci - CFO
Raffaele graduated with honors in Business Administration at Bocconi University, Italy. He is Owner and Managing Director of A&C Consulting and advisor at EBW Capital (London). He previously served in key leadership roles at SRI Group for over 10 years, more recently as Director and COO for SRI Capital Advisers LTD, where he successfully raised subscriptions for the Private Equity Fund New Digital Age.
Raffaele supervises all economic and administrative aspects of MIND Music Labs, including business plans, funding strategies and investors' relations.
Matteo Monari - CMO
Matteo has a Master Degree in European Languages and Cultures, from Modena University and Oxford Brookes University. He also has experience as a researcher in Human Computer Interaction at Stockholm's KTH. He is the co-founder of BizUp, a leading marketing agency. Matteo is a regular speaker at European online marketing events.
At MIND, Matteo supervises all communications and marketing activities, from marketing materials to grants applications and business presentations.
Gustav Andersson - Senior Software Engineer
MSc in Signal and Systems at Chalmers University, electronic music producer and guitar player in various bands, has a long experience as software developer, having worked from low level embedded systems to high level applications for companies such as Tobii and Ericsson.
He is working full time on MIND's embedded platform.
Valerio Fuiano - Sound Designer & Artist in Residence
Guitar player, arranger and producer, has been performing an intense live music activity for more than twenty years. Together with Max Paparella, he has started the succesful consulting company "Groove Sound Design" working for singers, artists and record labels.
For MIND, he is pushing SENSUS SmartGuitar to new limits of sound expression and musical performances.
Maurizio Bazzi - Industrial Designer
MSc in Design Engineering at Politecnico of Milan, is an industrial designer specialized in technological production processes, using advanced modeling systems. He has worked for acclaimed designer studios and companies such as Luca Nichetto, SKITSCH and OFFECCT.
At MIND Music Labs, he is responsible for the industrial design of SENSUS and related products.
Simone Capitani - UX Designer
UX designer with both an Electronics Engineering and music background as keyboard player, works to design and create bit-empowered products that people will love to use. He has created successful digital musical instruments and apps with ROLI and Wizdom Music.
For MIND Music Labs, he is designing mobile apps and optimizing SENSUS' user experience.
Agostino De Angelis - IP Manager
Agostino holds an International MBA (Toronto-Shanghai) and a Master in IP Management, has 10 years of global experience in IP due diligence, valuations and value extraction strategies for clients such as: AC Johnson, L Capital Asia, IPOS Singapore, University of Tokyo and sovereign funds in Italy, Hong Kong and Singapore. He speaks 5 languages.
At MIND Music Labs, he is in charge of defining IP strategies and developing new IP assets.
Emanuele Perravicini - Senior IoS Developer
MSc in IT, has worked since 2002 on web and network projects both as software developer and team manager. Since 2009 he is co-founder of SWAM and lead developer for its award-winning virtual instrument technology faithfully recreating acoustic instruments.
He is implementing MIND's app for iOS devices.
Sharam Y Agneswar - Embedded Software Developer
MSc candidate in Embedded Systems at KTH with previous experience in startup companies and musician (guitar/bass/drums). At MIND he is developing an optimized library for audio processing, with results that already outperform commercial solutions.