Dr Federico Michele Facca, CTO at Martel Innovate, is the project coordinator of the H-CLOUD Coordination and Support Action. He is a strong advocate of Open Source solutions (e.g. OpenStack, Apache Hadoop, Kubernetes, Docker,...) and his expertise covers Cloud Computing architectures and their application to different fields, e.g., Big data, Internet of Things, Network Function Virtualisation Infrastructure. Dr Facca acted as Technical Manager and Chief Architect in different large ICT projects: COIN, Infinity, SemanticGov, SUperhub and XIFI.
He is among the core technical figures in the FIWARE programme, within which he successfully supervised a heterogeneous team of more than 60 engineers from different ICT companies and major European research centres (e.g. Telefonica, Thales, Engineering, etc.) contributing to the FIWARE Lab activities.
Previously, he worked as Area Head in CREATE-NET focusing on Cloud Computing management solutions; before that he was Area Head and Institute Manager at STI Innsbruck, focusing on service-oriented architectures and service middlewares. Dr Facca obtained his Ph.D. in Information Technology and his M.Sc in Computer Science at the Politecnico di Milano.