Carlo Bozzoli – Global CIO at Enel Group – Building an internal software company

Carlo Bozzoli – Global CIO at Enel Group – Building an internal software company

January 11, 2023 Off By svisvetek7

Carlo Bozzoli – Global CIO at Enel Group – is nominated to the #EDLOTY Award in the B2C category! Register here: and join us on 1st February 2023 at #CIONEXT | Let’s talk Money to find out how the Finalists of the European Digital Leader of the Year are managing their 2023 technology budgets and what measures are being taken to save money in this pivotal year.

Enel Group is an energy company that serves 75 million customers connected to their grid in 40 countries. It was one of the first traditional organisations of its size in the industry to move entirely to cloud – the process was finalised already in 2018.

In this #LeadershipDeepDive Interview Hendrik Deckers discussed with Carlo how the organisation was evolving from an asset-based company to a platform-based company – by optimising its system portfolio and moving away from customisation towards more standardisation. Carlo also explained the process behind developing an internal software company, which reduced the cost of the application development internally by 30%, time of development by 20% and at the same time improved the quality of applications by 60%.

How to stay sustainable in spite of operating in the cloud? Is it at all possible? How to work in an organisation that doesn’t have a separate IT budget to get the best results? Watch the full interview to find out!

Table of contents

01:12 | Introduction
01:58 | Carlo’s background
03:17| About Enel Group
05:09 | Main challenges for the company
08:48 | The platformisation concept
11:50 | Cloud transformation
16:47 | Enel Digital Platform
19:36 | Service providers
23:26 | Software development at Enel
26:54 | New mindset
34:50 | Agile
36:58 | IT organisation
41:30 | Attracting talent
43:56 | Sustainability at Enel
50:24 | Becoming data-driven
53:08 | The role of the CIO
58:15 | Management style
1:00:50 | Leadership style
1:03:02 | Drivers
1:05:14 | Personality & MBTI
1:13:54 | Mentors & personal mantra
1:16:39 | Personal values
01:18:41 | Best and worst things in life
01:21:53 | Most brilliant failure
1:26:18 | Advice for aspiring digital leaders