I have worked for many EU- and ESA-funded projects mainly in the area of Systems and SW engineering, and component-oriented design and development methodologies. I have also many years’ experience in the development of web-based services and in SW services for the Lawful Inspection Department for telecommunications. I have been guest lecturer in support courses on Computer Systems Security within the Computer Science Course. I have a master degree in Computer Science from Pisa University in Italy. As a computer scientist with over 20 years’ experience in IT, I am particularly interested in communication and the social impact of technology.