Franco got his degree in Information Technology from Politecnico di Milano in 1988. He has more than 30 years of experience in software engineering, having worked in many complex IT projects, conducted by interdisciplinary, national and international teams. In several of these projects, he has also covered the role of Project Manager. He has strong expertise in areas such as the application of web and web 2.0 technologies to the needs of SMEs, enterprise application software development, eHealth and eInclusion systems. He is currently working on the application of data-driven technologies in the fields of active and healthy ageing and oncology decision making.