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Expert in Problem Solving, Project Management & Rescuing, Automation, Security & Safety, SWE, RTD, QA, Training & Education

Expert ID: 728801 United Kingdom

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A PhD from Reading University (UK), Dr.Ing. and MSc in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, eMBA in ICT System Management (SDA-Bocconi) and Software Engineering (IBM-IFDA) plus additional qualifications in several domains spanning from Forensics to Psychology.
Over 30 years of experience in project management and software & systems engineering gained in the industrial domain as well as over 10 years of parallel experience in academia.
Italian mother tongue, he has an excellent mastering of English, French and Spanish. He is Director of a consultancy firm as well as of an Academy as well as freelance Professor and Project Manager for several universities in Great Britain, India, Argentina, Belarus, Lithuania, Cina and Kazakhstan, and has been working since 1984, dealing with automation, ICT, software development, security and quality assurance with a track record of over 100 projects completion (for over 300 million Euro), 12 projects rescued (for over 30 million Euro), and over 62 million Euro of acquired ones.
PMP certified Chartered Manager and Engineer, Fellow of the RSA, Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, is also a member of the Computer Society, Communication Society, IEEE-TCECS, IEEE-TCSE, IEEE-SA, PMI, US Digital Society, NEM European Industrial Initiative, NESSI – Networked European Software and Services Initiative, STAR – Socio-Economic Trends Assessment for the Digital Revolution experts group, CEN-ISSS – WS-LT Learning Technology workgroup, APLR Accessibility Properties for Learning Resources.
He often acts as an adviser for the European Commission for which he acts also as project expert evaluator and reviewer. He is also an evaluator for a dozen funding agencies.
During his professional career, he has been working intensively in the automation and security environment both in terms of physical and logical security. He has also developed a specific passwords and texts encryption mechanism used in banks and the military domain.
He has (co)authored several scientific articles, position papers, tutorials, case studies, a book, a chapter and the market analysis adopted as starting point of the EC Special Task Force for Multimedia and Education. He edited the AMME Project Book.

For Moulinex Italy SpA, Expert has been commissioned the design of the goods management automation & integration with IT system (using bar-code-readers & RFIDs).

For HP Italy SpA, Expert has been commissioned the analysis and development of network performances monitoring and measuring infrastructure (such work was them used for the his MSc graduation thesis but could non be published due to a 10 years non disclosure agreement requested by HP).For a debt collection company, Expert has been asked to provide analysis and development of debtors’ folders management program (requirement analysis, application design implementation, deployment & training).For a private bank, Expert has been asked to provide analysis and development of a historical stock exchange data management program (requirement analysis, application design implementation, deployment & training).

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: MBA Subject: Master in Company ICT System Management Institution: SDA-Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy
Year: 1999 Degree: MSc Subject: Master in Company ICT System Management Institution: IBM Business School IFDA – Novedrate, Italy
Year: 1993 Degree: MSc Subject: Electronic Engineering (Specialization in Systems Engineering) Institution: Politecnico di Milano
Year: 2014 Degree: PhD Subject: Computer Scince & Systems Engineering Institution: University of Reading

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: University of Reading, UK Title: Senior Research Fellow & Project Manager Department: IMSS Responsibilities: EU/National co-funded RTD projects management (proposal preparation, work planning, budget and schedule control, dissemination, reporting, design, requirements & specifications definition, problem solving and mediation).
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
SW development management (Requirement elicitation, collection, analysis prioritization and resolution, Architectural design, architecture and components high level specification).
In-house technology transfer process management (Post-doc, PhD and MSc students training and mentoring).
Years: 2000 to 2007 Employer: GIUNTI SpA, Italy Title: Senior Project Manager / R&D Project Manager Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: EU/National co-funded RTD projects management (proposal preparation, work planning, budget and schedule control, dissemination, reporting, design, requirements & specifications definition, problem solving and mediation).
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
SW development management (Requirement elicitation, collection, analysis prioritization and resolution, Architectural design, architecture and components high level specification).
In-house technology transfer process management (Post-doc, PhD and MSc students training and mentoring).
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: SIA SpA Title: System Test & Quality Manager / Senior Project Manager Department: Network Division Responsibilities: Provide system test and quality assurance for Inter-banks network services.
Management of special projects and system test infrastructure.
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
SW & HW procurement for covering department needs.
Management of external consultants working on HW / SW maintenance.
Research activities on metrics application to software testing in environments with high availability (>99.98%) and portability (HP-UX, AIX and VME) constraints.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Italy Title: Senior Project Manager / Company Environmental Security Manager Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: EU / Customer projects management (work planning, budget and schedule control, dissemination, reporting, design, requirements & specifications definition).
Problem solving and mediation.
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
SW development management (Requirement elicitation, collection, analysis prioritization and resolution, Architectural design, architecture and components high level specification).
In-house technology transfer process management.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: Italy Title: Freelancer Project Manager Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: Problem analysis.
Problem solving and mediation.
Project proposal presentation, contract negotiation and project management after approval.
Specific SW developments.
Years: 1986 to 1992 Employer: Italy Title: Software Engineer, Chief SW Engineer, Project Manager Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: SW design & development (initially - requirement analysis, application design implementation, deployment & training).
SW development supervision & EDP management (requirement management, system architecture, specifications, implementation, deployment & training).
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
Problem solving and mediation.
Project management (work planning, budget and schedule monitoring, reporting).
Full development and maintenance responsibility for a product line including customers & personnel training.
Research activity on: automation, image processing, Change Management (CM), cryptography, communication protocols, metrics application to C software development with high availability (99.98%) and portability constraints (HP-UX, AIX, SUN-Solaris, Digital, VME, OS9 …).
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Italy Title: Freelancer Software Engineer Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: Problem analysis,
Algorithm and data structure design,
SW design and development.
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Project Management & Rescuing, Training & Knowledge Transfer, Innovation Management, Problem-solving & Research.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Brunel University Title: Senior Research Fellow & Grant Writer Department: Responsibilities: EU/National co-funded RTD projects management (proposal preparation, work planning, budget and schedule control, dissemination, reporting, design, requirements & specifications definition, problem solving and mediation).
Quality assurance management (policy definition & enforcement, conformance to international standards).
SW development management (Requirement elicitation, collection, analysis prioritization and resolution, Architectural design, architecture and components high level specification).
In-house technology transfer process management (Post-doc, PhD and MSc students training and mentoring).
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: BUC University Title: Director International Relation Department Department: Responsibilities: Fixed Term Consultancy Contract

Duties:
- Establishing connection with Universities, Research Centres and Industries
- Problem-solving and mediation
- Public Relation & Networking
- Teaching Research Methods, Research Ethics, Critical Thinking, Data Handling and ICT

Achievements:
- Signature of 20 Memorandum of Understanding with Universities and Industries
- Participation in 2 International proposals
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: University of West London Title: Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Teaching Project Management, Logistic and Supply Chain Management, Research Methods
Years: 2017 to 2017 Employer: Kokshetau State University Title: Vice Rector for Innovation Department: Responsibilities: Fixed term appointment - Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Design and start-up a Science Park, Business Incubator and Knowledge Transfer Centre for the Akmola Region in cooperation with the Chamber of Commence and the Kazakh International Informatization Academy

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1978 Country / Region: India / Andra Pradesh Summary: Volunteer service in a mission providing little electrical repair work and photography expertise.
Years: 1978 to 1978 Country / Region: India / Andra Pradesh Summary: Volunteer service in a mission providing little electrical repair work and photography expertise.
Years: 1989 to 1989 Country / Region: United Kingdom / London Summary: Cooperation with IBM Research Labs for the design and development of security solutions for the Italian banking market based on IBM DVI Technology.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Chartered Manager (CMgr)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
IET Ambassador for Asia and Pacific, IET, UK
STEM Ambassador, STEMNET, UK
Fellow-Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce
Fellow - Chartered Management Institute
Senior Member - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Senior Member - Association for Computing Machinery
Senior Expert - CLEOPA GmbH Innovations in the energy sector
Member - Project Management Institute
Member - The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Member - International Council on Systems Engineering
Member - International Society for the Systems Sciences
Member - British Educational Research Association
Member - International Society for Technology in Education
Member - Networked & Electronic Media (European Industrial Initiative)
Member - Networked European Software and Services Initiative
Member - ISSS-WS-LT Learning Technology work group
Member - UK Innovation Forum Executive Club
Member - Professional Advisory Board at HP-MOS, London, UK
Honorary Member, Regional Development and Counseling Center, Romania
Licenses / Certifications
Project Management Institute, Cert
The Chartered Management Institute, Cert.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Cert.
Certified Development Project Manager License
Certified Development Project Manager License
Six Sigma Study, License
Scrum Fundamentals Certified, SCRUMstudy, License
Human Research, University of Miami, USA - Cert.
Social & Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research - Cert.
Conflicts of Interest, University of Miami, USA - Cert.
Professional Appointments
Visiting Expert, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
Adjunct Expert, (Faculty of Applied Sciences), KiiT University, Bhubaneswar, India
Academic, International Academy of Informatization, Kazakhstan
Visiting Expert, Belarus State University of Informatics & Radioelectronics, Minsk
Visiting Expert, (Faculty of Engineering & ICT), ATU University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Visiting Expert, WKS University, Uralsk, Kazakhstan
Visiting Expert, (Faculty of Business & Management), VGTU University, Lithuania
Invited Expert, (ICMA Business School), Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina
Professor (Faculty of Engineering), Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina
Project Expert Evaluator/Reviewer for the EU-Information Society Technology (IST) framework.
Project Expert Evaluator for Regione Emilia Romagna industrial research, innovation & technology transfer program.
Project Expert Evaluator for Regione Piemonte industrial research, innovation & technology transfer program.
Lecturer in Software Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Technical Trainer, Fondazione Clerici and the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Judge for Brandon Hall Excellence Award, IEEE Computer Society and CSIDC contest.
Member of the scientific committee and reviewer for ISS, Italian Journal of eLearning (Je-LKS).
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security IJCNIS, and Magazine of Wireless and Cellular Networks MWCN
Awards / Recognition
2nd best presentation at Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conf. Doha
best Practical Paper award at EMCIS Izmir, Turkey
certificate of "Master Judge" - Brandon Hall Excellence Award
certificate of "Master Judge" - Brandon Hall Excellence Award
top 15000 Italian Young Professional Award - President of the Republic
best Graduate Student Award - Italian Chamber of Commerce
Publications and Patents Summary
Has (co)authored seevral scientific articles, position papers, tutorials, case-studies, a book, a chapter and the market analysis adopted as starting point of the EC Special Task Force for Multimedia and Education. Edited the AMME Project Book.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been asked to provide expertise in court related to SW engineering and automation issues.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed the following tutorials:

Content Production & Authoring, AXMEDIS, Leeds;
Workflow management & integration, AXMEDIS, Leeds;
Multi-channel Content Distribution, AXMEDIS, Leeds;
Content Production, AXMEDIS, Florence;
Content Distribution, AXMEDIS, Florence;
Multimedia applications for Cultural Heritage, Politecnico di Milano – School of Design, Milan.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Expert is in Italian mother tongue, expert in usage of conversation as well as writing has an excellent mastery of several specialist domains (from contractual to technical and scientific).
English Expert is proficient in English, has good mastery of the language and a fairly broad vocabulary. Presently he uses English not only as his primary working language (something that has been doing since 1977) but also as his daily living language.
French Expert is proficient in French, has good mastery of the language and a fairly broad vocabulary.
Spanish Expert is competent in Spanish, has good mastery of the language even if, due to less regular usage his, vocabulary is less extended than he would like.

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