Founder, President and CEO
Corrado Priami is professor of computer science at the University of Trento since 2001.
The results of his PhD thesis on stochastic pi-calculus were the basis for the
foundation of COSBI. He managed projects for over euro 40 million (about
euro 20 million for industrial projects). He was in the BoD of the University of
Trento and of the Trento School of Management. He published over 190
scientific papers, gave more than 90 invited talks and lectures, regularly
serves in advisory and scientific boards as well as in reviewing panels for
international funding agencies and institutions. He got a master and PhD in
computer science from the University of Pisa. He was post-doc at the Ecole
Normale Superieure in Paris (1996-97), researcher and associate professor at
the University of Verona (1997-2001), visiting scholar at Microsoft Corp
(2004), and will be visiting professor at Stanford University (2016-17).
Microsoft Research Cambridge
Luca Cardelli has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh. He worked at Bell
Labs, Murray Hill, from 1982 to 1985, and at Digital Equipment Corporation, Systems Research
Center in Palo Alto, from 1985 to 1997, before assuming a position at Microsoft Research,
in Cambridge UK, where he was head of the Programming Principles and
Tools and Security groups until 2012. Since 2014 he is also a Royal Society Research Professor at
the University of Oxford. His main interests are in programming languages and concurrency, and
more recently in programmable biology and nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a
Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, an Elected Member of the Academia
Europaea, and an Elected Member of the Association Internationale pour les Technologies Objets.
University of Pisa
Pierpaolo Degano is full Professor in Computer Science; head of the PhD programme and of the Italian Committee
of PhD programmes. he served as head of the CS department in Pisa; as chairman the Italian Association of the
Professors of CS; as chairman of many conferences and editor of their proceedings; as a member of steering
committees of research association and of several international committees for evaluating academic institutions,
projects, researchers and professors; co-founder of the IFIP TC1 WG 1.7 on Theo. Found. of Security Analysis &
Design and of the POST conference. Prof. Degano is member of the Editorial Board of Theo. Comp. Sci.-C, of the
Monographs & Texts in Theo. Comp. Sci., and of Mondo Digitale. His main research topics include programming
language semantics, security and computational biology, on which he published more than 200 papers.
He participated, often as project leader, in several research projects.
Fabio Santini is Developer Experience and Evangelism Lead in Microsoft Italy, he leads the commitment towards youth, developers and IT professionals in defining activities and strategies than aim at providing the technological tools that are necessary for translating ideas into plans of action. His team focuses on innovation as a mean of entrepreneurship.
Fabio Santini spent 14 years in Microsoft, before his last role he was Server & Tools (now Cloud & Enterprise) Director. He was previously part of Enterprise and Partner division as a Business Productivity Sales Manager, Developer Evangelist for Developer Platform Evangelism Division and lead the Partner Technology Advisor and Partner Strategy and Program Teams for SMS&P
Before Microsoft he was R&D Manager in a software house.
He loves to spend free time with his 2 sons, play football and go to the cinema.