Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Italy CIO Community

Michela Bambara

Chief Digital & Information Officer

EPTA Group

Michela Bambara is an engineering graduate from the Milan Polytechnic with a Masters in ICT strategic management. She is married with a child and she strongly believes in the possibility and value to combine personal and professional life, favouring diversity & inclusion values.

She is involved in supporting institutions, universities and associations, with different activities in the positioning of the role of Digital & IT professionals in the evolution of our society.

Learn more about the Italy CIO community here.

Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I have been working in the Digital & IT sector since 2000, leading digital transformation projects, enabling companies’ main processes optimization and fostering innovation.

I began my career in consultancy in Italy and abroad, and then joined Edison as ICT development manager in the commercial area, at the same time as the liberalization of energy and to Edison's entry into the mass market. I spent a significant part of my professional career in Snam, following the gas integration process and the unbundling from ENI, where I contributed to the strategic objective of accelerating the digitization of Snam processes with the role of Head of Demand and Project Delivery in the Digital Transformation and Technology department.

In 2018, I joined Falck Renewables S.p.A as Chief Digital & Information Officer where I guided the digital transformation of the Group and founded the internal business line of digital services for the asset management in the renewables energy market. In 2022, I joined Epta Refrigeration S.p.A as Chief Digital & Information Officer, being responsible for the digital transformation program and IT operation at a global level.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

After more than 20 years of experience, I continue to be passionate about the role of a digital leader as an inspiring guide through changes.

With disruption being a key theme of recent years, where do you see the CIO role going in the next 1-2 years?

I see there being a focus on inclusive and sustainable transformation and dynamic focus.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a CIO?

Grow your network and ecosystem.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. I used to play in a rock band.
  2. I used to play basketball even though I am 160 cm tall.
  3. My orientation is very bad, and I can get lost in the city where I was born and live.

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