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Affiliation: Microsoft

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In the present position since July 2008. In this position leading an EMEA team responsible for MSR Connections in EMEA. Based in Geneva with main office at the MSR research centre in Cambridge UK.
As part of this job supporting and contributing to MSR Cloud computing strategy in Europe, including the incubation of a major EU project (www.venus-c.eu), and with 3 direct engagements with major national funding agencies (EPSRC in the UK, INRIA in France and HLRS in Germany). Responsible for the strategic planning of the Cloud Computing team at EMIC in Germany.

He joined Microsoft in November 2005, when after the last EGEE conference in his home town of Pisa, Fabrizio Gagliardi took responsibility for the company Technical Computing Initiative in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Before then and starting at the end of the 90 he was among the pioneers in developing and introducing Grid computing in Europe with early collaboration with Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman in the US, this led to projects like EU-DataGrid and EGEE, of which he was Principal Investigator and Director from 2000 till 2005.

In 2004-2005 while still Director of EGEE (www.eu-egee.org) he contributed to the incubation and launch of more than 10 other Grid EU projects all inspired and supported by the EU EGEE flag-ship.