Mario Dal Canto
Mario Dal Canto is an American business executive with more than 30 years of global experience in the technology sector.
As the founding chairman of the board and CEO of SIMtone Corp., Mario leads the team whose vision is helping the telecommunications industry fully realize the cloud-computing market opportunity enabled by pervasive broadband and virtualization technologies, delivering computing as a network service to everyone, everywhere, on any device.
Prior to SIMtone, Mario was the president and CEO of Cybertel, the developer of the first carrier-grade software platform for converged network messaging. Within 24 months, the company grew from a garage-based startup to $5 million in revenue and 60 employees with subsidiaries in Japan, Europe, and Asia.
In the mid-1990s, Mario founded Impres Corp., one of the first Internet investment and advisory firms, with the backing of Sun's founding chairman of the board, Robert Sackman, and contributed to defining and establishing the UE "Information Society" programmatic guidelines.
Mario previously spent eight years at Sun Microsystems, first co-founding Sun Italia SpA and growing it into a $50 million market leader in 30 months, and, later, as corporate director of Worldwide Market Development, where he led the company's global market strategy to increase Sun's penetration in its $3 billion core markets: software development, engineering, manufacturing, and education.
Prior to Sun, Mario spent five years at Impell Corp., where he built the company's European software business in Paris and Manchester, U.K., and previously led several new software product development projects in the United States. In the late 1970s, Mario held technical positions at CERN, in Geneva.
Mario is an American citizen. He graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin with a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering and attended Executive Management programs at Harvard University and IMD-Lausanne.