Graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Palermo. He has been working in ITALTEL since 1985, always in R&D departments and most of time with the responsibility of software development labs. He has gained extensive experience and knowledge in cloud computing, Data Base, open source sw, O&M and call management in the ICT and TLC technical area, as well as in management. He has played the role of Project Leader, Release Leader and Project Manager for various product releases. He has been responsible, either in the internal company activities or for the overall coordination, for several projects funded at national and international levels. He has got a CMMI certification and he is a Certified Scrum Product Owner. Currently he heads the "Collaborative Research Projects" Unit.