Luca Filigheddu

CEO and Manager in Italy

Executive with more than 23 years of management experiencein mobile, telecom and digital publishing industry. Engineering background, been a coder for 15+ years.

Expertise in building and leading multidiscipline orgs for ecosystem evangelism, business development, product management, product marketing and engineering in both startup environments and at large orgs.

Extensive international experience, keynote speaker at 100+ events in 40 countries.

Currently CEO at Paperlit, part of Datrix | AI applications, a tech company specialised in the digital transformation, distribution and monetisation of content via mobile and smart speakers, for publishers and brands, with hundreds of customers worldwide.

Before that, during my time in BlackBerry, I headed the developer evangelism team in the EMEA region and managed the BlackBerry developer ecosystem globally. My team’s evangelism activities were instrumental for the impressive growth of the catalogue of mobile apps available for the BlackBerry 10 platform in the EMEA region, with over 70K new apps published for the platform in EMEA in just 7 months.

In BlackBerry, as Developer Evangelist, together with the Developer Relations team, we generated the largest ever mobile app offering for a brand new device platform the world has ever seen (100,000 apps before hitting US stores). 3x the nearest competitor.

Before joining BlackBerry, over the years, I have been responsible for product, biz dev and sales, managing large accounts and multi-million deals with telcos, media companies and system integrators. I held the role of CEO/CTO in the field of VoIP, heading the product management and sales of innovative VoIP solutions for businesses.

Master Degree in Electronic Engineering.

Early adopter and power networker. Book author. Taekwondo 2nd degree black belt.

  • Work
    • Paperlit
  • Education
    • Electronic Engineering