Matteo Ainardi

Partner

Leader, Aerospace & Defense Global Center of Competence

Education

Collège des Ingénieurs
MBA
Politecnico di Torino
MSc Computer Science Engineering

Past Experience

Eutelsat
Strategy Manager
Airbus DS
Strategy & Business Devt Manager

Matteo is a Partner based in the Paris office and a member of the “AMG” and “S&O” Practices. Matteo leads Arthur D. Little’s global Aerospace & Defense Center of Competence and his main fields of expertise include growth strategy definition, business planning, organization, and transformation in the A&D industry.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 2016, Matteo has mainly supported clients in the aerospace & defense ecosystem (including space systems OEMs, aeronautical suppliers, missile manufacturers, satellite operators, and space agencies) in maximizing growth through strategy definition, organizational (re)design and holistic transformation. Matteo also supports PE funds in conducting due diligence assignments in aerospace & defense markets.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little Matteo worked for 7 years in strategy and corporate development roles at Airbus Defense & Space and at Eutelsat.

Matteo holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs and an MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Torino / Politecnico di Milano / the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is fluent in French, English, and Italian

 

Recent Publications

Capturing value from earth observation analytics
The increasing number of satellites, the growing variety of earth observation (EO) sensors, and the adoption of new analytics techniques are driving the growth of the satellite-based EO analytics industry. Over the next decade a wide number of sectors will further leverage EO to enhance their decision-making and operational processes. However, as of today, EO analytics is a fragmented, niche industry, with several players evolving their value chain positioning and business models. In light of this, Arthur D.
The Space Agency of the Future
The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries, creates a new impetus for space agencies and governments as key space sector enablers.
A sky full of eyes – Commercial opportunity in Earth observation
600+ Earth observation satellites are constantly keeping an eye on us from space – is there a commercial opportunity in Earth watching, and how can companies play in this space? The Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, collecting data and images, as well as monitoring and tracking changesIn eight executive briefing series, Arthur D. Little shares key insight into the commercial opportunity in Earth observation and how companies can play and win in this space. We look into:
China’s commercial aircraft take-off
For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with the creation of COMAC and AECC, and identifies the key aspects to be closely monitored by Western players.

Matteo is a Partner based in the Paris office and a member of the “AMG” and “S&O” Practices. Matteo leads Arthur D. Little’s global Aerospace & Defense Center of Competence and his main fields of expertise include growth strategy definition, business planning, organization, and transformation in the A&D industry.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 2016, Matteo has mainly supported clients in the aerospace & defense ecosystem (including space systems OEMs, aeronautical suppliers, missile manufacturers, satellite operators, and space agencies) in maximizing growth through strategy definition, organizational (re)design and holistic transformation. Matteo also supports PE funds in conducting due diligence assignments in aerospace & defense markets.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little Matteo worked for 7 years in strategy and corporate development roles at Airbus Defense & Space and at Eutelsat.

Matteo holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs and an MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Torino / Politecnico di Milano / the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is fluent in French, English, and Italian

 

Recent Publications

Capturing value from earth observation analytics
The increasing number of satellites, the growing variety of earth observation (EO) sensors, and the adoption of new analytics techniques are driving the growth of the satellite-based EO analytics industry. Over the next decade a wide number of sectors will further leverage EO to enhance their decision-making and operational processes. However, as of today, EO analytics is a fragmented, niche industry, with several players evolving their value chain positioning and business models. In light of this, Arthur D.
The Space Agency of the Future
The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries, creates a new impetus for space agencies and governments as key space sector enablers.
A sky full of eyes – Commercial opportunity in Earth observation
600+ Earth observation satellites are constantly keeping an eye on us from space – is there a commercial opportunity in Earth watching, and how can companies play in this space? The Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, collecting data and images, as well as monitoring and tracking changesIn eight executive briefing series, Arthur D. Little shares key insight into the commercial opportunity in Earth observation and how companies can play and win in this space. We look into:
China’s commercial aircraft take-off
For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with the creation of COMAC and AECC, and identifies the key aspects to be closely monitored by Western players.

More About Matteo
  • Collège des Ingénieurs
    MBA
  • Politecnico di Torino
    MSc Computer Science Engineering
  • Eutelsat
    Strategy Manager
  • Airbus DS
    Strategy & Business Devt Manager