Dr Maurizio Pilu
Executive Director, Collaborative R&D at Digital Catapult
Maurizio Pilu is a technologist, innovator and strategist with more than 25 years’ experience. He joined the Digital Catapult in May 2013 and is responsible for developing new initiatives and R&D programmes to help drive disruptive innovation in new digital markets. Prior to joining the Digital Catapult he worked for the Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK). Most recently he set up and led a national programme on the Internet of Things, which led to the Hypercat standard He also played a key role in developing the UK’s Digital Innovation Strategy and was central in successfully building the business case for the establishment of the Digital Catapult.
Formerly, Maurizio worked for two years at a private equity house specialised in breakthrough technology businesses, where he directed ICT strategy and investment. The bulk of his career was spent at Hewlett Packard Laboratories, were for 11 years he was a highly-rated technologist and innovator, leading advanced technology projects in the consumer devices, imaging and multimedia spaces. Maurizio has over 50 US patents to his name. He holds a Doctorate in Computer Vision from the University of Edinburgh and an Executive MBA from the Bath School of Management.