Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa

Engineering was founded in 1980, and it is currently the first IT group in Italy, among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, with over 7.000 employees and 40 branch offices in Italy, Belgium, Latin America and USA. The group produces IT innovation to more than 1.000 large clients, with a complete offer combining system and business integration, outsourcing, cloud services, consulting, and proprietary solutions. Engineering Data Centres offer business continuity and IT infrastructure management to about 15.000 servers and 230.000 workstations. In 2012, consolidated revenues are 770 millions of euro, with a share of 7% of domestic market, and 12% of annual turnover resulting from overseas activities.

Engineering operates through 7 different business units: Finance, Central Government, Local Government and Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Industry and Telecoms, delivering innovative IT solutions to main vertical markets: Aerospace, Insurance, Automotive, Banks, Consumer Products, Defence and Aerospace, Energy & Utilities, Training, Central & Local Government, Homeland Security, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, International Organisation, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Transports, Welfare. Since 1987, Engineering innovation capability is supported by its Central Unit of Research & Development, with around 250 researchers currently involved in over 50 research projects co-funded by national and international authorities. The R&D Unit is located across 6 different locations in Italy and in Europe, with a shared investment of 30 millions of euro for the year 2013. Engineering holds different responsibilities within the international research community, including technical and overall co-ordination of large research projects and consortia. In particular, the company is core partner of EIT ICT Labs in Italy (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) focused on leveraging ICT for Quality of Life; founding partner of the Future Internet PPP initiative; member of the Board of EOS (European Organisation for Security); core partner of NESSI (Networked European Software and Service Initiative). Engineering is an active member of most international open source communities and founder of SpagoWorld, a free/open source initiative managed by Engineering. The company is corporate member of OW2 Consortium and Eclipse Foundation.

ENG contributes to the project by coordinating the operations of the infrastructure and the management of VRE established on top of it. Furthermore, ENG coordinates the development of core, general enhancements to the adopted technology and the integration with external computing and data infrastructures. ENG also contributes to the analysis, design and development of VREs on stock assessment.


Key members

Nadia Nardi. I joined the Research and Development Unit in Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A  as a Researcher and Project Manager in 2011. Since then I have worked on EU co-funded projects. I worked on VENUS-C (Virtual Multidisciplinary Environments Using Cloud Infrastructures) as the deputy director and work package leader, performing a research study on sustainable perspectives and sustainability strategies of scientific cloud computing. I worked on ERINA+ (Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for e-Infrastructures and Research Projects) on sustainability perspectives, also holding the role of deputy director and then coordinator of the project. Currently, I am working on ClouT (Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities), contributing to exploitation and business modelling aspects. Moreover, I am working on EGI-Engage (Engaging the EGI Community towards an Open Science Commons), delivering a market report on the fishery and marine sciences data analysis sector. In addition, I am working on the project BlueBRIDGE as a Project Steering Committee member - Business Development Manager, also delivering an Exploitation and Sustainability Plan. I obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology Management from Ryerson University, Canada in 2005. I am currently studying to earn my PMP certification and am enrolled in an in-company masters in management.

Paolo Fabriani received his University Degree in Computer Science in July 2000 at University of Rome “La Sapienza”. After a one-year collaboration with the same University and CNR, he joined the R&D Laboratory of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. Since 2001 he has been involved in different research projects (ArchWare, ECOLNET, Diligent) and other initiatives (design and development of JDuck, a set of graphic libraries for web applications). He led the Engineering team in ETICS/ETICS2 projects and was responsible, in D4Science I-II and iMarine projects, for the integration and build activity based on the Etics System. He was also responsible for the design and implementation of the accounting and billing system in Venus-C project. Nowadays he led the recently established Cloud Computing Laboratory in the Engineering R&D Dept.