About us

Far far away, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, between Scylla and Charybdis, far from the Silicon Valley and Boston, far from London and Berlin, far from New York and Los Angeles, far from Tel Aviv and Singapore, far from Shanghai and Tokio… there lives the team.

Founded within the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina and kickstarted by a crowdfunding campaign, SmartMe.IO is a concrete example of how the world of research can breed an innovative business company. A creative, passionate and skilled workplace, where knowledge is the tool to take unexpected steps:
a place where it is possible to “Reinvent the wheel”.

SmartMe.IO designs and implements products combining open source and low-cost IoT technologies with OpenStack-based Cloud technologies.

SmartMe.IO provides best-in-class solutions for Metering, Devices and Fleet Management, Monitoring, Crowdsensing and other aspects related to Smart Environments, and addresses the requirements of municipalities, utilities, companies operating in challenging environments, such as airports and stations, interested in identification facilities, traceability, safety and video surveillance.


SmartMe.IO People

Full professor at the University of Messina, Italy. Shaping the future for a better world of connected people and smart objects.
Antonio Puliafito
R&D, Dissemination, co-founder
Embedded system enthusiast, he likes to understand every single bit to put intelligence into everyday life objects.
Dario Bruneo
R&D, co-founder
Sci-fi and fantasy fan, his dream is to use a bunch of technologies and some good ideas to let anything around us work like magic.
Francesco Longo
R&D, SW Architect, co-founder
Tinkerer, all-round curious dude: interested in Cloud, IoT, AI and all things automation, because it makes him believe he is in control.
Giovanni Merlino
R&D, SW Architect, co-founder
He likes to do crazy things randomly mixing imagination, technologies, and a bit of science: let’s hope it does not explode!
Salvatore Distefano
R&D, co-founder
Curious, Maker and Engineer. He is interested on how IoT and Cloud technologies can improve our life on uninvestigated aspects.
Angelo Zaia
R&D, Business Developer, co-founder

Sergio Tomasello
Software Engineer, SW Architect

Francesco Alessi
Electronic Engineer, HW Architect

Carmelo Romeo
Software Engineer

Fabio Verboso
Software Engineer

Nicola Peditto
Software Engineer

Sebastiano Longo
Software Engineer

Andrea Cannistrà
Software Engineer

Alfonso Panarello
Software Engineer

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