Andrea Francesco Speziale

Developer & Designer, TOP-IX Consortium

face andrea francesco spezialeAndrea is an IT person, totally obsessed with finding out how things work, innovation and learning new stuff. Lately he has been really fascinated with decentralization and projects using the blockchain technology like Ethereum, Lisk and more.
The TOP-IX Consortium has been actively working on several fronts for over ten years now: managing the Internet Exchange infrastructure (the reason for its initial foundation in 2002); running the Development Program, which has been providing support for technological innovation projects since 2006; and the Streaming platform, which enabled the Consortium to act as official provider of the 2006 Berlinale Film Festival.
TOP-IX has in recent years dealt with some key issues in its field. Cloud Computing in 2008 and Open Data in 2010 – where TOP-IX helped set up, the first Italian portal dedicated to open data – are just two such examples. Similarly, Big Data in 2011 led to the training course “Big Dive” and Social Innovation (2014).