Founding Director of the LEKS – Laboratory of Enterprise and Knowledge Systems (1999-2014); past Research Director, at IASI (Institute for Systems Analysis and Informatics) of the CNR, Italian National Research Council, he is currently scientific advisor at Sem Technologies Lab, Istitute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition (CNR). Professor of Enterprise Information Systems at Free University of International Studies of Rome (UNINT). Scientific Coordinator of the Excellence awarded European Project BIVEE (2012-15). For 2 decades he cooperated with the European Commission in the context of the EC IST FP6 and FP7, in the area of eGov first and eBusiness / Factory of the Future later, acting as evaluator, reviewer, rapporteur. More recently, he coordinated the European Task Force for the FInES (Future Internet Enterprise Systems) Research Roadmap 2025, in the DG INFSO of the European Commission. He managed and participated in more than 20 European and national projects. He has a long-time research experience in databases, knowledge representation, and semantic technologies, with more than 150 scientific papers.