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Following those assignments, Bernardo joined Galileo, a Computer Reservation System, where he served as Program manager, launching a new global reservation system used by travel agents and airlines in more than 50 countries.

He then became the CEO of a startup, Sigma Plus, active in the design, production and sale of self service kiosks. In one year, he was able to reach the sales volume of $10mm. During this time, he served in several boards of Directors, in the field of Tourism and ICT.

In 1997, Bernardo joined GE Global Consumer Finance, in charge of the program to implement a common suite of applications to support the full range of financial services offered by GECF in 54 countries and with a total of 100mm of customers. In 2001, Bernardo was named CTO of GE Consumer Finance. He installed several financial services applications in more than 20 countries and in particular selected a banking system and deployed it in two countries.

In 2006, Bernardo was named CIO of GE Oil & Gas, a manufacturing and service company with operations world- wide and revenues of $7b. He launched a MRP system to support the Global Service operations and installed the same system in five countries.

In 2008, Bernardo joined Strategic Biz Dev, bringing to the company the wealth of his multi-national experience. Bernardo is a frequent speaker in Financial Services conferences and is the author of 10 books on Organizations and Process Improvement through Lean Six Sigma and digitization.

Bernardo holds a BA in Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, and a MSEE from the Carnegie Mellon University.