Mobile, technology and developer evangelist

Luca Filigheddu
Mobile, technology and developer evangelist, CEO, event speaker, pianist, taekwondo II dan black belt, dad, husband 



I am an executive with 20+ years of management experience in mobile, telecom and digital publishing industry.

Engineering background, been a coder for 15+ years. 

Expertise in building and leading multidiscipline orgs for ecosystem evangelism, business development, product management, product marketing and engineering in both start up environments and at large organizations

Extensive international experience, keynote speaker at 100+ events in 40 countries.

Early adopter, connector and power networker.



I am currently President and CEO at Paperlit, a company specialized in providing mobile apps for the publishing industry, with hundreds of customers worldwide.

Before that, during my time in BlackBerry, I headed the developer evangelism team in the EMEA region and managed the BlackBerry developer ecosystem globally. My team’s evangelism activities were instrumental for the impressive growth of the catalogue of mobile apps available for the BlackBerry 10 platform in the EMEA region, with over 70K new apps published for the platform in EMEA in just 7 months.

At the beginning of my career in BlackBerry, as Developer Evangelist, together with the Developer Relations team, we generated the largest ever mobile app offering for a brand new device platform the world has ever seen (100,000 apps before hitting US stores). 3x the nearest competitor.

Before joining BlackBerry, over the years, I have been responsible for product management, biz dev and sales, managing the relationship with large accounts and multi-million deals with telcos, media companies and system integrators. I also bootstrapped a few startups on a global scale.

I held the role of CEO/CTO in the field of VoIP, heading the product management and sales of innovative VoIP solutions for businesses. 

I have a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering, specialised in Telecommunications. Joined Abbeynet in 2000, as CTO, overseeing the development of new VoIP services and applications and managing different groups of researchers and engineers. CEO from 2004.




While at BlackBerry, Luca Filigheddu joined my team as a Senior Technical Developer Evangelist and within months was promoted to Head of EMEA Evangelism. In this role, he lead his team to cover the largest number of countries in a region. His team delivered, EMEA accounted from 40% of all BB10 apps in the catalog. Luca is highly recommended, and hope to work with him again in the future.
— Bob Taniguchi

Luca is an outstanding engineer with broad knowledge of not only technical issues but also how they relate to running a business. He represents the best qualities that one could only dream of from a professional passionate evangelist anywhere and he’s a really nice person too!
— William Vablais

Luca’s entrepreneurial drive, discipline and vision come with a warmth that builds teams and community. His insights into technology and industry have been timely and invaluable. I’d work with him any time.
— Phil Wolff