UNIRSM Design Persone Massimo Banzi

Massimo Banzi

Profilo biografico

Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate. He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.
Banzi started the first FabLab in Italy which led to the creation of Officine Arduino, a FabLab/Makerspace based in Torino.
He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Banzi has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions allover the world.
Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect, both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com.
Banzi is also the author of “Getting Started with Arduino” published by O’Reilly. He is a regular contributor to the italian edition of Wired Magazine and Che Futuro, an online magazine about innovation.
He currently teaches Interaction Design at SUPSI Lugano in the south of Switzerland and is a visiting professor at CIID in Copenhagen.


  • M. Banzi, G. Bruno, G. Caire, To What Extent Does It Pay to Approach Open Source Software for a Big Telco Player?, Open Source Development, Communities and Quality, IFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Working Group 2.3 on Open Source Software, September 7-10, 2008, Milano, Italy. Proceedings, in Open Source Development, Communities and Quality, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Springer Boston, volume 275, 2008, pp. 307-315, DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09684-1_27, ISBN 978-0-387-09683-4
  • M. Banzi, G. Caire, D. Gotta, WADE: a software platform to develop mission critical applications exploiting agents and workflows, in Proceeding AAMAS ‘08 Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems: industrial track, 2008, pp. 29-36
  • C.A. Ardagna, M. Banzi, E. Damiani, N. El Ioini, F. Frati, Assurance Process for Large Open Source Code Bases, CSE ’09. International Conference on, Vancouver, B,  29-31 Aug. 2009, in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, pp. 412 – 417, DOI: 10.1109/CSE.2009.271, ISBN 978-1-4244-5334-4 (print) 978-0-7695-3823-5 (online)
  • C.A. Ardagna, M. Banzi, E. Damiani, N. El Ioini, F. Frati, Assurance Evaluation for OSS Adoption in a Telco Context, Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting, 5th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2009, Skövde, Sweden, June 3-6, 2009. Proceedings, in Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer Boston, 2009, Volume 299, 2009, p. 363, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-02032-2_37, ISBN 978-3-642-02031-5
  • C.A. Ardagna, M. Banzi, E. Damiani, F. Frati, Implementing Open Source Software Governance in Real Software Assurance Processes, Software Business, First International Conference, ICSOB 2010, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 21-23, 2010. Proceedings, in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010, Volume 51, Part 1, Part 3, pp. 103-114, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13633-7_9, ISBN 978-3-642-13632-0 (print) 978-3-642-13633-7 (online)