Andrea Rossi is leading global Identity Governance sales at IBM. Prior to this, Andrea Rossi has served as VP Sales & Partners at CrossIdeas, acquired by IBM on July 31st 2014., where he was one of the original founders, Rossi previously served in a number of roles at Novell, where he was instrumental in providing leadership and driving revenue growth for Novell's Identity & Security business. He joined Novell in 2001 as a Principal at Cambridge Technology Partners – a consulting firm acquired by Novell. Before this, Andrea started his career at the Logica Group. Andrea Rossi holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.