The reformation season started by the Italian Government is also removing most of the inhibition factors to foreign investments. The “Destinazione Italia” Government program has ambitious targets for that.
“The Italian software industry consists of many small and medium-sized companies, says Stefano Zonin, Executive Partner with TBK Consult in Italy, "they are all, their own way, managing to deal with the economic crisis situation, which in Italy is particularly strong. Many of them have realized that they have three ways to keep (or, better, improve) their market position: product innovation (capital intensive and long term), process efficiency and sales optimization including new markets deployment. I believe they can’t do that only on their own; they need to rely on skilled professionals and organizations able to lead them to this difficult task, that we can summarize in one word: growth."
For this reason the most ambitious Italian software companies are looking to grow internationally into European markets, USA and Latin America as well as Turkey and North Africa.
Stefano is based in Padova, North East Italy, a region characterized by many small-sized, dynamic manufacturing companies and a vibrant software industry, complemented by some important Engineering and IT Universities, as well as private and public incubators for start-ups.
“We are very pleased to have Stefano join the TBK Partner network”, says Hans Peter Bech, Group CEO of TBK Consult. “Stefano brings over 30 years of experience and expertise on information technology, organization, including 17 years as entrepreneur and CEO, which gives him the best attitude to support Italian software industry in its growth effort. Stefano will strengthen our position in Italy, due to his experience, and will be instrumental in helping our European clients increase their understanding of the many opportunities offered by Italian market.”