Franco Accordino is a scientific officer within the grid technologies unit of the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate-General. His main activities focus on the development of vision and strategy in the area of grids, service-oriented architectures, and network-centric operating systems. He is the European Commission's project officer responsible for the Network of Excellence CoreGRID "European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies".
Before joining the European Commission, he worked at the ETH/CSCS National Supercomputing Centre of Switzerland, at Consorzio Pisa Ricerche and at the National Research Council of Italy, where he developed his first interactive web application in 1995. He has long-standing experience in several information technology fields, including grid and distributed systems, software engineering, operating systems, web-based applications and services and knowledge discovery in databases.
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