Giuseppe Maria Prisco is the CEO and one of the co-founders of MMI S.p.A. Before starting the company, he spent 10 years as the Managing Principal and Principal Engineer at Intuitive Surgical in California. In this role he lead several development projects including the ISI flexible robotics program. He invented, and brought to market, the daVinci Single Site product offering for single port surgery. In addition, Giuseppe has 15 years of experience as an individual technical contributor to numerous robotic products such as the 6 axis Adept Robot and the da Vinci Classic S and Si surgical robots. He is listed as the inventor on over 100 patents in controls, robotics, endoscopy and surgery. Mr. Prisco holds a degree in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Robotics and Controls from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa.