Vincenzo Pallotta

San Francisco, California, US

Professor of Innovation Management and Product Development at HEIG-VD
Vincenzo's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Business Development
Product Management

About Vincenzo

Scientist by training, entrepreneur by vocation, I am currently a Strategic Adviser in Innovation, Technology and Lean Entrepreneurship.

I am also professor of IT, Project and Operation Management and Entrepreneurship in several higher-education institutions in Switzerland.

Active in Information and Communication Technology since 1985. Started as an Analyst and Enterprise Software developer at IBM and Apple systems agents, after six years I came back to study and earned a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science.

I started a research career in Computer Science where I have explored both theoretical and applied fields such as Computational Logics and Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction, Web, Multimedia and Ubiquitous Computing. I these areas I have published 70+ articles and several chapters in textbooks and edited collections. I am also the author of 4 books.

In education, I started very early in 1987 in technical instructor. At university level, I have been teaching courses in Computing, Information Systems and Project Management. I have been also invited as guest lecturer for tutorials in international conferences.

As an entrepreneur, I succeeded in leveraging my research results into an innovative product in the area of Customer Interaction Analytics. I am always searching for new business opportunities and challenges aimed at solving relevant problems. With my backgrounds and experience I can help startups in their research for a viable and scalable Business Model serving as a coach at Startup Weekend.

I am active in the civil society contributing with local initiative to the development of policies for the information society. Namely, I am the co-founder of think tank and I was a co-founder and former Chairman of the Switzerland chapter of the Internet Society ( and co-organizer of the Trade School in Geneva.

Specialties:Lean Startup,Business Modeling, Information & Communication Technology, Human-Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, Project Management, Information Systems, Social Media, Business Intelligence, Data and Text Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Ubiquitous Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, Interaction Design, Information Retrieval, SEO, ITIL, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Computational Logics, Group Dynamics, Training and Education, eLearning, Decision Support Systems.

Work Experience

Professor in Management of Innovation and Product Development


September 2014 - December 2016