Stefano is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the FIWARE Foundation e.V. He graduated Cum Laude in Mathematics and held several positions as software engineer implementing complex IT systems at Engineering Ingenieria Informatica S.p.A. In 2004 he became the Director of the R&D Department leading a team of about 100 researchers in Italy and Europe. He actively participated in the creation and start of the NESSI ETP of which he was the Technical Director. In June 2011 he became the Chief Innovation Officer of the Engineering Group. He has been involved in several Future Internet initiatives set-up by the European Commission being one of the founders of the FIWARE initiative. Since its very beginning he is he responsible of FIWARE Lab and member of the FIWARE Technical Steering Committee. Stefano is author of several scientific papers appeared on international journals and in conferences proceedings, he is member of a number of international conferences Program Committees.