Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Managing Director, Big Data & Analytics
Cisco Consulting Services
Nicola Villa, a 15-year veteran at Cisco, runs Cisco Consulting Services' global Analytics practice. The practice aims at developing customer insights by leveraging big data and analytics, through an innovative consulting approach.
Nicola is also an Executive member of the board of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Urbanization program. He is also an advisor to Metropolis, the global network of metropolitan regions, through its Partnership for Urban Innovation commission.
In the last three years, Villa contributed to the work of the Dutch national broadband commission, and he recently co-published Broadband Government 2010, a broadband strategy guide for city executives, distributed in 36 countries and translated into four languages.
Villa studied business economics at the Universita Cattolica in Milan and at Brighton University in the UK.