Message from the CEO, Stefano Bellasio
Five years ago, Giacomo Marinangeli (CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Academy), Simone Brunozzi (Co-founder and board member, Cloud Academy), Anthony Russell (Co-founder, Cloud Academy) and I set out to solve what we saw as a building problem for companies of all sizes around the world: How to take advantage of cloud computing and keep people up to date on these quickly changing technologies. Back then, we knew the cloud was going to be increasingly important as a way for companies to grow bigger faster, serve more people, and deliver applications to more and more devices as they come online. 
Now, the cloud has become the dominant computing platform globally, with new standards and technology developing by the day. Not since the web itself has there been such a disruptive computing movement. We started Cloud Academy to keep people ahead of cloud computing’s evolution by being the competitive differentiator between thriving in business, and being overtaken by more nimble enterprises. 
We built Cloud Academy thinking about a unique platform able to combine software and great training content.
In the early days, we understood that videos were not enough and we changed how people learn new things, building a set of technologies like Hands-on Labs and Skills Assessment to really give our students an interactive experience. The early days of Cloud Academy were the ones where our library had content for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and a few more technologies. But today, we cover a variety of topics and areas that are still under the big umbrella of cloud — from DevOps to Security and Machine Learning. In the last year, our growth brought us to start adding content related to software development, IoT, and AI. This is how big cloud became and how we have been

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