Max Ciociola

Massimo (35) is an entrepreneur, technologist, and social music addict. He’s founder and CEO of MusiXMatch , an exciting startup focusing on combining the power of meta-data and contextual advertising. Most recently, he served as VP Mobile Services at DADA spa (Da.mi) and previously as CEO Iberia & Latin America . Joining in 2000, Massimo helped transition and develop DADA (formerly an ISP) into the leading mobile web media company launching operations in several countries like Spain, Portugal, South Africa, India, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, US and contribuited to the JV with Sony Music And Dada Inc. Massimo’s skills are business dev, product strategy and business and social relationship and mainly building business ideas He was a first mover on the mobile market launching in 1999 “ringtones market” in Europe and US, which contributes to + 450 mln € to Dada’s Revenues in 10 years. In addition to overall company direction, Massimo and his team were responsible for building Dada’s product market strategy, developer relations, marketing communications, and for managing the company’s content & technology partnerships. Broadcast and Online Appearances/Mentions: Wired, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Billboard, Elmundo, Folha di Sao Paolo, Globo, Tele 5, Corriere della Sera. Frequent Speaking Engagements: MEF, CTIA Wireless, IdateForum, , MIDEMnet, Mobile World Congress , Evento Blog Sevilla Prior to DADA, he found Wireless Solutions spa ( ) then bought by Dada in 2003. Wireless Solutions was a leading mobile apps player licensing technology and content to most important publishers like Disney, BBC, RCS, FOX, gameloft, and building platform like Odigo IM Sms Gateway or UMTS mobile deck for several mobile oeprators like Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Telefonica.

Today Massimo encourages startupper and early stage enterpreneur continuously as a startup activist.

Massimo is also the founder of the 1st italian hackaton for developers & geeks.