Nicola is EY Global Chief Technology Officer, focused on bringing technology products to EY clients and positioning technology at the heart of the organization.

With a 20 year track record of driving technology strategy innovation, he advises global clients on technology investment and their innovation agendas, providing industrialized technology products to meet their most pressing business needs.

An early AI pioneer, he wrote a thesis on the application of neural networks to business in 1997.

Nicola is a high-profile global media commentator and contributes to MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and HBR. A thought leader on AI, machine learning, innovation and big data, he is passionate about extracting value from technology investment. He holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Economics from the University of Florence.