Simone La Torre © 1988 - 2020

WOW, NOT EVEN THE WORD "FORMAL" SCARED YOU...

THE BASICS OF MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Wafer Inc./S.à r.l. (International), seed-funded software company with operations in USA, Luxembourg and India, responsible of the mobile messaging platform Wafer Messenger, which is currently available worldwide for Android and iOS following its official launch on September 13, 2017. Wafer Inc. has been recognized among the 2016 world’s highest potential companies. Current position (from January 2015). 

  • Spectrum Management and Development Engineer at SES S.A. (L). Delegate of Luxembourg at the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (UN-ITU) with the scope of defending the interests of the country on all present and future matters related to the evolution of the Radio Regulations and use of the radio spectrum. Responsible for the technical analysis in advanced telecommunication matters and international negotiations on behalf of the country of Luxembourg and of SES S.A., the world’s largest company for satellite telecommunications (from September, 2015 - May, 2017). 

  • Co-Founder and Organizer of “InnoMate Luxembourg” (L). InnoMate is a network of 900+ entrepreneurs and investors across Europe, aimed at guiding innovators and supporting the launch of innovative startups in various fields. Current Role (from September 2014). 

  • Associate Program Member at SES S.A. (International). Two-year Rotational Program in different departments of the world’s leading satellite telecommunication company. First rotation in Commercial Deal Planning, in Betzdorf (L) (September, 2013 – February, 2014). Second rotation in Spectrum Management and Development and Sales Support, in Washington DC (USA) (March, 2014 – August, 2014). Third rotation in Fleet Engineering, in Betzdorf (L) (September, 2014 – February, 2015). Fourth rotation in Spectrum Management and Development, in Betzdorf (L) (March, 2015 – August, 2015). 

  • Internship at European Space Agency - ESA - ESTEC (NL) in the Advanced Mechanisms Department, with the task of performing multi-body dynamics analysis on world’s most advanced human-body model, both male and female, created in the course of the internship for simulation purposes of comfort environment in advanced transportation and settlement systems (May, 2013 – August, 2013). 

  • President and Co-Founder of “EverySpace S.r.l.”. “EverySpace” was an Aerospace Consulting Company aimed at fully supporting developing countries, private institutions, public organizations, and commercial companies in approaching and effectively responding to Call for Industrial Projects and Request for Proposals issued by the European Space Agency (ESA) (June 2012- December 2014). 

  • Media Creator and Project Manager of the free online scientific portal “EverySpace Magazine”, leading a team of 26 Engineers and authors to effectively communicate the marvels of the scientific and technical sector to the general public (2012 – discontinued in September 2014). 

MY ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND

  • 1-year Master (MSc) in Business Management at International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France – Concluded in August 2013.

  • 2-year Master (MSc.) in Space Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy (with a thesis entitled: <<Technical and Financial analysis of a “Multi-customer Satellite Access” commercial space mission>>) – Concluded in January 2013.

  • Space Studies Program (SSP11): “Business and Management Department” at International Space University (ISU), hosted in Graz, Austria during the period July 8 – September 10, 2011.

  • Training course: “Space and Europe: International training for intercultural youth leaders”, funded by the EU “Youth in Action” Programme and CVA (Community of Ariane Cities), in Cayenne and Kourou, French Guiana, in the period December 6 – December 13, 2010.

  • “11th Community of Ariane Cities (CVA) Summer School 2010” focused on “Rocket Propulsion” hosted in Bordeaux, France in the period June 26 – July 23, 2010.

  • 3-year Bachelor (BSc.) in Aerospace Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy (with a thesis entitled: << Theoretical and Experimental analysis on a Reusable Launch Vehicle>>) – Concluded in October, 2010.

  • Scientific high school Diploma during the year 2006/2007 at “Istituto Massimiliano Massimo” in Rome, Italy.

THE PAPERS I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO CONTRIBUTE TO

  • “Analysis of a “Multi-customer Satellite Access” (MuSA) Approach”. Beijing, International Astronautical Congress (2013).

  • “Advanced Data Management System (ADAMS) for Earth Observation in restricted access areas”. Beijing, International Astronautical Congress (2013).

  • “The Brain for an Integrated Arctic Network (BRIAN) – Enhancing Situational Awareness in the Arctic”. Beijing, International Astronautical Congress (2013).

  • “BRIAN – The Brain for an Integrated Arctic Network“. Strasbourg, France: International Space University Press (2013).

  • “The Updated Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs”. United Nations Conference in Nagoya, Japan (2012).

  • GO SSP: “Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs”. Strasbourg, France: International Space University Press (2011).

A NUMBER OF AWARDS I WAS GIVEN

  • "Premio Italia Giovane" (Young Italy Award), third edition, in 2016.

  • SES "Spot Award" for “Excellence in diverse fields of competencies”, in 2016.

  • European Space Agency Scholarship of Excellence, to attend the Master of Science in Business Management 2012-2013 at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.

  • European Space Agency Scholarship of Excellence, to attend the Space Studies Program 2011 at the International Space University in Graz, Austria.

SOME NOTABLE NON-ACADEMIC COURSES

  • Professional Business course held by “The Boston Consulting Group S.r.l.”: from October 2005 to May 2006 in Rome. Participated to the European semifinal in Wien, Austria, in June 2006.

  • Course of memory and fast reading held by “ Ekis evolution-Memo training”: in Rome during the year 2005 for a total time of 30 hours.

  • First Aid course held by “Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross)”: in Rome during 2005.

  • Course of “Education to intercultural Dialogue” by “Lega Missionaria Studenti”: in Rome from September 2004 to May 2005.

WHAT TRULY INTERESTS ME

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Business Creation; Space and Technology; Graphic Arts and Design; Marketing and Sales.

  • Piano player and Guitar player.

  • Kung fu-Wushu: I reached agonistic level and competed in National (2 times winner of Italian Championship), European and International contests. Currently practicing. Got the Diploma of Master at C.O.N.I.

THE LANGUAGES I USE TO GET MY MESSAGES ACROSS

You can talk to me in Italian and English. French works as well. I also have a basic control of Spanish, and a latent understanding of Chinese (Traditional Mandarin), and I just started studying Luxembourgish.