MAURIZIO BARBIERI

MAURIZIO BARBIERI

HEAD OF SPORTS PARTNERSHIPS FOR SEA, TWITTER

Being a giant nerd, Maurizio has always been interested in tech and sport and in media (movies and moviemaking are one of his passions).

After a successful career as a basketball coach, He started working in the digital field in 1999, joining MP Web, the digital media arm of the Mediapartners Group, the most important sports agency in Italy.

MPWeb become a leader in the production and distribution of media content for the then called new media.

Maurizio worked both in Europe and in Asia, before turning into an entrepreneur, founding and raising capital for two startups.

He returned to Asia in 2013, taking the post of Head of Sports for Samsung Asia, creating and launching one of the most successful services of the Korean company in the region at the time, Samsung SportsFlow.

After a brief stint with another startup, Maurizio joins Twitter with the goal of growing communities, driving conversations around sport and creating new revenue opportunities for Twitter’s partners, by creating a lineup of programmes that will satisfy the ever-angry-for-content audience in South East Asia.