Senior Director, European and Emerging Markets
Public Sector Practice, Internet Business Solutions Group
Nicola Villa is a senior director working in the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). He leads IBSG’s local government and broadband government activities across EMEA and emerging markets. He also focuses on working with central governments to develop national innovation strategies and broadband initiatives. Prior to that, Villa was responsible for the group activities in EMEA South (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Austria).
Villa Joined Cisco in 1997. His experience at Cisco includes a position as EMEA Internet commerce program manager, leading the team of project managers responsible for Cisco’s e-commerce solutions, Internetworking Product Center (IPC), and Integrated Commerce Solution (ICS) initiatives.
Villa is an executive member of the ComOnline eBoard, Italy’s most successful e-government shared-services program, based in Como.
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.