Raffaele Boschetti, Alumnus of Executive MBA, is Head of IT at the Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Formula 1. “I am firmly convinced that information technology must be reactive, adding value to Business”, he says in his Linkedin profile. We contacted him to trace the highlights of his brilliant professional career.
What is your professional career?
During my studies in Computer Engineering at the University of Bologna I worked in some companies on computer software development: after graduation, I joined Ferrari in the industrial management team to optimize the processes for the Maranello headquarters and international branches. Afterwards, I dealt with the training systems of sports management, to then acquire increasing responsibilities over the next 10 years. From 2014 I moved to the Scuderia Toro Rosso (which is called Scuderia AlphaTauri since last February): I changed the shirt, but the functions initially remained the same. After about a year from managing the systems, I was asked to become responsible for innovation, a role that I still play today.
Why did you decide to continue your training and how did you choose BBS?
Once I started my career, I certainly didn’t want an extra line on the curriculum, but to fill gaps in the areas in which I had less experience, and to deepen in particular marketing, sponsorship and strategic management skills. The Innovation Manager is an all-round role that requires a 360-degree view that goes far beyond the IT area: law and intellectual property are fundamental aspects for those in contact with sensitive information and data to be protected. The choice on BBS fell due to the prestige of its Faculty, which did not betray the expectations, and to a specialized training offer in constant evolution.
In your opinion, what are the strengths of the Executive program?
The Executive MBA has been an intense path, which has seen very competent and engaging teachers in the field who have managed to keep attention high and to give continuous stimuli. In my opinion, it also depends a lot on the individual, on how much he puts himself at stake: Andrea Lipparini, Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Bologna and Director of the BBS Executive MBA, spoke to us of the importance of trespassing in the other, referring to the importance of networking and seeking opportunities for comparison as a plus of the Master. In the beginning, I had not fully understood the meaning of his words, but by attending the master I understood what he was referring to.
What do you feel like to recommend to a future BBS student?
The Master is a huge investment of time, effort and concentration and is intrinsically linked to everyone’s personal goals: therefore I advise future students to ask themselves about their true goal since motivation is everything.
Raffaele Boschetti – Italy
Executive MBA – Class 2018/2019