Carlo Donzella

Chief Executive Officer

Carlo Donzella has 40 years of experience in R&D and Innovation Management, Project Management and Quality Assurance in the field of Digital Technologies applied to several sectors with special reference to Mobility, Transportation, Automotive and Media.

He is co-founder and CEO (since inception in 2008) of exida development SRL, affiliated with the exida group, an internationally acclaimed name in the field of functional safety. He is also co-founder and CEO of exida engineering SRL/GmbH, other affiliations of the exida group.

A reviewer for dozens of international projects, he has covered various executive and consulting roles with many public agencies and private enterprises. From 1993 – 1996 he was a Project Officer responsible for selection and execution of R&D projects in the field of embedded systems on behalf of the European Commission.

Prior to this, from 1984 to 1992, he was involved in the design and implementation of various Business Information Systems, in both public and private environments.

Carlo studied Theory of Language and Computer Science at the University of Bologna (1979-1984). In 2011 he became an intacs™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE) Provisional Assessor, in 2018 a Competent Assessor and eventually in 2024 a Principal Assessor. In 2018 he also became Certified Functional Safety Expert. In 2021 he became Certified CyberSecurity Practitioner.

In 2019 he became a member of the intacs Working Group ‘HW Engineering Processes’ for the extension of Automotive SPICE to the Hardware domain and he has contributed to the “PRM/PAM Hardware Engineering (HWE)”, currently in its second version. In 2020 he was engaged as a member of Automotive SPIN Italia. From January 2024 he's also member of intacs ASPICE MLE Training Group.

He's very active in teaching, assistance and assessment for large industrial projects in the automotive sector in EU, US and Asia, covering principally System and Software Quality and Process Capability for software-intensive and safety- and security-critical products.

He's the exida development Team Leader in the Horizon Projects 101069595 SAFEXPLAIN (Safe and Explainable Critical Embedded Systems based on AI) and 101139892 EdgeAI-Trust (Decentralized Edge Intelligence: Advancing Trust, Safety, and Sustainability in Europe).

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We provide consulting, assessment, cybersecurity, alarm management, product testing and certification under a number of Functional Safety, Security and SW Quality standards, such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, IEC 62061, ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), ASPICE


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