Dr Antonella Fresa
ICT expert, working on European cooperation projects and policy development frameworks. Graduated in Computer Science at the University of Turin, cum lode. Director of Promoter, ICT research and innovation company established in Pisa, Italy. Enterprise Fellow at Coventry University. Member of the Concertation Table of the Italian Ministries of Culture and Research, about the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Technical Coordinator of EuropeanaPhotography and Linked Heritage Best Practice Network for Digital Libraries, E-Space about creative re-use of cultural content, DCH-RP and PREFORMA about digital preservation, RICHES Research project on Social Science and Humanities. Communication Advisor in Sii-Mobility research project about smart cities. Researcher at the University of Padua. 2002 - 2012: Scientific Advisor of the Italian Ministry of Culture. 1999 - 2002: Project Officer at the European Commission, Brussels. 1996 - 1998: Policy advisor for the High Technology Network of the Tuscany Region. 1994 – 1998: Free-lance Consultant for major ICT industries and academies in Italy 1989 – 1994: Product Manager at Tower Tech, engineering company in Pisa 1987 – 1989: Video controller development Manager at Olivetti Advanced Technology Center in Cupertino-California 1980 – 1987: System engineer at the research centres of Olivetti in Pisa and Ivrea.