CVP, Media and Communications Industry, Microsoft
Francesco leads Microsoft’s worldwide Media and Communications industry landscape and is responsible for the industry strategy definition, go to market execution, ecosystem development and industry solution prioritization. He plays an instrumental role in Microsoft’s Azure for Operators engineering organization and in building a distinctive proposition in the 5G Cloud Network space. Francesco advances the sales organization and client executives in driving origination of large transformative deals and sales capture. Before Microsoft, Francesco worked at Accenture from 2001 to 2021 and served in a variety of global roles including Senior Managing Director and as the Global Communications and Media industry lead. He led the industry strategy definition, industry solution development and key client relationships. He turned the Comms and Media industry into the second largest industry in Accenture. Prior to that, he led CMT (Communications, Media and Tech) sales globally, focusing on the largest and most complex transactions. Prior to Accenture, Francesco worked and gained experience in Private Equity and Automotive industries.