Global Talent, Capabilities and Organisational Development Director Vodafone Extended Faculty

Francesco Bianco has had a vast career in HR, spanning over 15 years. Francesco originally joined Vodafone Italy in 2000 and has extended his career portfolio internationally in other HRD roles including HR Director in Vodafone Ireland before moving to the Netherlands as HR and Property Director in 2011.

He then continued his career within Vodafone Group after the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) as HR Director, CWW.

Francesco was subsequently appointed as HR Director for Vodafone Group Technology in May 2013. He became Regional HR Director for Europe cluster in 2015 where he has significantly strengthened capability across the Europe cluster markets, driven the digital strategy agenda and progressed the gender and LGBT+ inclusion strategies. Effective, 1st June 2018, Francesco was appointed HR Director, AMAP, Commercial & Grp Corp. Functions HR.

Francesco holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Law from Padova University and an MBA from Maastricht University.



The aim of the course is to enhance students’ awareness of the digital transformation and the changes that this bring in the HR profession. Students will be challenged with the following questions: How is changing the job of a HR professional due to the rise of digital technologies and analytics? What are the competences the HR managers need to develop in order to have a more strategic role in the companies and help their companies to anticipate and manage the transition. Students will also be presented with a framework that will help them to understand the mindset and the necessary steps to implement an analysis project of people in their organization. Moreover, they will be shown how the analytics can help HR managers to improve their decision-making process. The examples will cover the following topics: how could it be measured the impact of the managerial role in the workplace? How can the analysis help to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the recruitment process? Basic and advanced metrics will also be discussed in class.

HR & Organization