In this series we find out who is who behind the scenes at Inspection².
Michele is our Head of 3D and Augmented Reality. We caught up with Michele by the virtual fireplace (his favourite spot) to ask him a few questions…
What did you study (and why)?
I was awarded a Computer Science degree from the University of Bari in Southern Italy, where I wrote a thesis on “Robot simulators in the 3D environment”.
’m really interested in the applications of data mining and text mining techniques to develop bioinformatics. I actually started my career in academia, publishing four scientific research papers between 2003 – 2005 and was sponsored by IBM, developing Knowledge Management and Data Mining techniques. I have a decade of Java development expertise working for large Enterprise companies supporting the Oil and Gas, Power and Telecom industries with Computer Vision technology.
I brought this experience in the application of Computer Vision technology to Inspection², so that we could use it to support and solve the many challenges faced in industrial inspection. I was a part of the Founding team and now head up the 3D technology and Augmented Reality team. My team’s role is to deliver the core functionality of Inspection² software data analytics.
What do you most love about your role?
Challenges and coding! As a software developer, I have always been interested in learning and trying out new things. Working at Inspection² provides a great opportunity for that. Solving our customer’s complex challenges that I haven’t faced before is rich and rewarding. My role is also to build high quality and flexible software that enables scale and drives toward our goal to deliver full automation of asset inspection and audit.
How has lockdown impacted the way the technology at Inspection² has evolved?
The pandemic created a lot of disruption for almost everyone, but also presents an opportunity for organisations to accelerate their digital asset management. We have seen businesses that once mapped their digital strategy in 2-3 years now seeking to pilot or scale-up the digitalisation of their assets in a matter of weeks. The technology at Inspection² has evolved more quickly than ever before, to ensure we are supporting our customers’ needs. You can read more about this from our CEO, James.
What do you like to get up to in your spare time?
I like to read. In my free time, I go to my countryside house to take a walk and spend my time reading a good book in front of the fireplace with a beer!
A lesser known fact about me is that I have been sponsoring a child in Vietnam for the last 5 years and am looking forward to visiting when we are able to travel again.
For more information on Inspection² team, visit About Us