Digitalization is one of the buzzwords these days that nobody gets tired of using. It seems to be fitting in almost any context. A lot of the more general discussion seems to revolve around how everything is shifting to the internet, how things are becoming digital, and sometimes it is reduced to a discussion purely about the need for broadband internet access. None of these viewpoints are wrong, but most of the time they fall far too short, with an understanding of digitalization that is far more holistic actually being needed.
In the end, digitalization will affect every single business, from large enterprises to the small mom and pop store around the corner. And while the large corporations have picked up on digitalization and hired smart people to figure out how to deal with it, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have not even realised the magnitude of the change ahead of them.
About Stefano Maruzzi
Based in London, Stefano is leading GoDaddy’s expansion across EMEA as GoDaddy's VP of EMEA. He has an extensive background of building and leading global teams in technology and media organizations. A professional journalist and book author, Stefano is passionate about technology and innovation.
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About Stefano Maruzzi Based in London, Stefano is leading GoDaddy’s expansion across EMEA as GoDaddy's VP of EMEA. He has an extensive background of building and leading global teams in technology and media organizations. A professional journalist and book author, Stefano is passionate about technology and innovation.
As a business manager operating in the Information Technology industry, Stefano Maruzzi is passionate about media and software development.
At the beginning of his working career, Stefano made an impact by leveraging his software engineering skills to launch Microsoft University in Italy, and by writing fifteen books which have been translated into multiple languages.
Stefano is currently carrying out his role as GoDaddy’s Vice President in the EMEA region. After driving the GoDaddy UK operations to a market leadership position, he is now focusing on a larger number of markets in the region, empowering small businesses to build their brand and grow their business online.
In his career Stefano has served as MSN Italy Country Manager at Microsoft, Condé Nast Digital International President, and Google Italy Country Director.
A professional journalist and book author, he is an active runner and avid digital photographer.
LinkedIn profile here.