A senior engineer most notably devoted to Getting Things Done™. Involved in the Free/Libre Open Source Software movement primarily as Debian Developer and Ubuntu core-dev, he lives in London and spends many hours a day in the Smartodds Ltd's offices as lead Python developer.
I am an Electronic Engineer and for 20 years I was in the Aviation industry and services, leading private and government companies. In 2005 I co-founded the Italian Ubuntu Community, which I led for 6 years. During that time I was a Gnome Developer and I wrote the application Baobab (aka Disk Usage Analyzer) for GNOME. Linux advocate, Management Consultant, International Business Consultant, scientific lecturer, I held several conferences about Transdisciplinarity, Philosophy of Science and Anthropology. Writer and blogger, I also acted as a Cultural Intermediary for several artists.
Giuseppe Paternò a.k.a. Gippa is an IT Architect and Security Expert with background in Open Source. He works within the most famous italian and foreign companies in the telecommunications, government and finance industries.
Since 2010 he’s the CTO and Director of GARL, a multinational company based in Switzerland and UK, under which he created SecurePass and SecureData. He also cooperates with key European companies as a trusted advisor.
In the past he worked as Network and Security architect for Canonical, RedHat, Wind/Infostrada, Sun Microsystems and IBM and Visiting Researcher at the University of Dublin Trinity College.
His writings, mainly on computer security, has inspired best practices and are referenced by companies and universities worldwide.