istos srl officialy came to life around a grand table under a frescoed ceiling room in an Italian Notaio (notary) office in Scicli - a small town in the South-East corner of Sicily.
what do we do
istos creates online presence for you, your company, your ideas.
We specialise in making effective use of the Drupal content management framework and Semantic Web technologies to deliver modern solutions that can adapt with change.
Ronald Ashri, from Cyprus and married to an Italian, has more than 12 years of web application development expertise. He holds a BSc in Computer Systems Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. He has authored and co-authored several books and articles on a range of distributed networking issues. Before moving to Sicily and embarking on the journey that led to the creation of Istos srl, Ronald was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton collaborating with a variety of research departments, including BT Research Labs, SRI International and IT Innovation. Follow Ronald on Twitter.
Andrea Poidomani was born and grew up in Modica, Sicily and holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Torino. Whilst studying for his undergraduate degree he also spend a year at the Politecnico of Madrid. After working for several years for IVECO srl as a technology consultant he has gained considerable experience in web development which he is further refining at Istos srl. Follow Andrea on Twitter.
Katia Amore was born and grew up in Modica, Sicily, and lived in Venice and the UK. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Ca' Foscari University, a Master and PhD in Ethnic Studies and a Certificate in Journalism from the University of Warwick. After several years working as a researcher in the UK she decided to return to Sicily and follow her passion for food making her dream come true: restoring her grandparents house and starting her own cookery school - loveSicily. She divides her time between running loveSicily and providing editorial direction for Italy Magazine and other Istos web properties. Follow Katia on Twitter.
Nicolò Caruso was born and grew up in Ispica, Sicily, and holds a first class degree with distinction in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania. Since an early age, he developed a passion for technology and for computer science in particular. During and after his studies, he focused on web development, skills that he is now pursuing further and perfecting while working for ISTOS.
our approach to work
there are several things that make istos ... well istos. All of them are underpinned by one guiding principle. We want to be a company that we would like to work with. This means fairness, honesty, transparency and excellence in our dealings with clients and between team members together with a human approach that is respectful, inclusive and mindful of the fact that when you tear all of the various layers away - we are all in this together. We care for the place we live in and the society that we are a part of.