About us


The global leader in insurance IoT

Our mission


To make insurance smarter through the power of IoT

 

Our history


Fabio Sbianchi founded Octo in 2002 to provide telematics to the motor insurance industry.

Fabio saw that the way insurance quotes are typically calculated, against a set of static metrics, didn’t represent an accurate risk profile for drivers; with no way of rewarding good drivers and helping all motorists become safer on the road.

By introducing telematics to the industry, Octo has helped auto insurers to accurately calculate risk and manage and pay claims based on data analysis; making insurance pricing fairer and more transparent for drivers.

Today, Octo has grown into the leading global insurance telematics provider, with more than 100 partners and 5.6 million connected users worldwide.

Our roots in behavioral, contextual and driving data analysis allow us to deliver analytics and connected car solutions to the automotive industry as well as the large rental and fleet sectors.

Our people

Fabio Sbianchi

Fabio Sbianchi

Chief Executive Officer (Co-Founder)

Giuseppe Zuco

Giuseppe Zuco

Chief Mobility Executive Officer (Co-Founder)

Gianfranco Giannella

Gianfranco Giannella

Chief Operating Officer / General Manager

Cletus Nunes

Gionata Tedeschi

Chief Product Portfolio and Ecosystem Officer

Cheryl Pineau

David O’Malley

Chief Revenue Officer

Rob Martin

Geoff Werner

Americas’ Country Manager
VP, DriveAbility and Consulting

Diane Nastri

Hans Marteau

General Counsel

John Heffernan

Alessio Calisti

Chief Customer Success Officer

Our board of directors

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Fabio Sbianchi

Chief Executive Officer (Co-Founder)

Fabio Sbianchi is our founder and Chief Executive Officer. He has been on our board of directors since our formation, and is also on the board of Octo S.p.A. He graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in Political Science and started his career in 1989 as a Project Manager for the Civil Registry Council of the Municipality of Rome. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a Parliamentary Assistant at the Italian Chamber of Deputies and in 1995 he founded Tecnicom where he stayed on as Managing Partner until 1997. He then joined Viasat, working first as Project Manager of the ‘‘Viasat GSM’’ system, and then subsequently as Technical and Operational Director. In 2002, he founded Octo Telematics, after having been Managing Director of Octo S.p.A. and Octo Telematics Italia. In 2010, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Octo S.p.A.

Giuseppe Zuco

Chief Mobility Executive Officer (Co-Founder)

Giuseppe Zuco is the Chief Mobility Executive Officer at our Group and until 2015, he was the Chief Information Officer, a post he held since joining Octo S.p.A. as a co-founder in 2002. Mr. Zuco graduated from the Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in Physics in 1996. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Zuco consulted for Telettra S.p.A. Mr. Zuco worked at Viasat S.p.A from 1995 to 2002, where he was in charge of Research and Development of Viasat Terminals.

Gianfranco Giannella

Chief Operating Officer / General Manager

Gianfranco Giannella is the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of our Group and has been with Octo since 2013. Mr. Giannella started his career in 1990 in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) after obtaining his degree in Business Administration. He left Andersen Consulting as senior manager in 1999 and moved to DMR Consiel where he worked as Executive Senior Advisor. He then joined IBM in 2001, first as Principal in the Strategy practice of IBM Consulting and then as Executive Partner for Telecommunication industry. He is a master deal maker educated at Insead, Fontainbleau.

David O’Malley

Chief Revenue Officer

David T. O’Malley joined Octo in 2017 as Chief Revenue Officer. As a Global Enterprise Technology and Business Information Services Executive Leader, O’Malley has 29 years experience creating value through organizational transformations, balancing top line revenue, and long term profitability and shareholder value. O’Malley’s diverse experience as a Fortune 50 division President, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, several Chief Revenue Officer roles,Top 100 FI solution sales, business process outsourcing, strategic planning, financial control, Chapter 11 reorganization and corporate financial services has contributed to his invaluable experience in software, business information services and related platform and infrastructure technologies.

Geoff Werner

VP DriveAbility and Consulting
Americas' Country Manager

Geoff Werner has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, where he has specialized in pricing and product management. Werner joined Octo in 2017 as Group Vice President DriveAbility and Consulting following 7 years at Willis Towers Watson where he was the Global Telematics Product Leader. Prior to Willis Towers Watson, Geoff held a variety of positions at two top 10 US insurance companies and started his own consulting firm which he ultimately sold to Willis Towers Watson. Throughout his career, Werner has focused on the implementation of new products and processes leveraging innovation, including: developing and managing the DriveAbility product to provide telematics scoring services for participating insurers, implementing new rating and tiering plans using new analytical techniques, improving management information processes and assisting companies analyze and respond to legislative changes. Werner is a leading expert in pricing as evidenced by the fact that he co-authored the textbook that the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) uses to teach ratemaking to all actuaries.

Gionata Tedeschi

Chief Product Portfolio and Ecosystem Officer

Gionata Tedeschi joined Octo Group in 2018 as Chief Product Portfolio and Ecosystem Officer. Over the years from 1990 to 2017 Mr. Tedeschi supported global organizations (including automotive, banking, insurance, media, retail and utilities) in their digital value-creation strategies and their transformation journeys. During his career he has workedat McKinsey, Dun&Bradstreet and Accenture, and has been Founder - acting as Manging Director/or President - of 3 companies: Affinion Italy (previously CIMS), Born4shop-Saldi Privati and Buongiorno (B2B division). Gionata Tedeschi after graduating cum laude in 1987 at Bocconi University, has spent most of his professional career across Italy, UK, France and Israel.

Hans Marteau

General Counsel

Hans Marteau joined our Group in 2015 as General Counsel. Mr. Marteau obtained his law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1987, after which he received an LLM from Columbia Law School in 1989 and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School in 2004. Mr. Marteau was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990. Mr. Marteau began his career in 1989 as an associate at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP in New York. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Marteau was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Brussels. Subsequently, Mr. Marteau acted as Legal Advisor in the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague and from 1994 to 1999 Mr.Marteau was Senior Counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. From 1999 to 2000 he was head of Investment Banking—Legal for Lehman Brothers International, London. From 2001 to 2014, he served as General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development at The Colomer Group, a CVC Capital Partners investee.

Alessio Calisti

Chief Customer Success Officer

Alessio Calisti joined Octo in May 2018. He spent his up-to-now career serving Customer value in Telcos, Media, Retail and Technology Companies. In Telecom Italia since 1995, then, from 1999, partecipating to Infostrada start-up and later on in Wind, working for Wholesale and Top&Large Customer Commercial Area; in 2002 he turned to Consumer market arena acquiring significant experience in Customer Experience Transformation, Customer Base Marketing and Customer Operations activities. From 2008 to 2012 he started up Mediaset Premium, building the Company from zero to 2 million customers as responsible for the entire Customer lifcycle in terms of operations and value generation. In 2013-2014, as a Senior Advisor of Long Term Partners, he was the project leader of a huge transformation project in Ferrero Germany, joining Poste Italiane in 2014 to lead the Group Customer Centricity transformation project and then as Director of Customer Experience.