ORG TOP-IX Consortium Title BIO Giovanni Ferrero, degree in Electronic Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, started his career as a researcher in bioengineering at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Turin. He worked on data acquisition and processing systems, mathematical models and statistical tools for non-linear systems for medical applications. He developed a solid experience in managing large complex projects in several different fields. He worked at the creation of the Contemporary Arts Museum at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, contributed to the planning and construction phases of the Turin Subway System and managed the works of the Turin train bypass. Giovanni held executive positions at the University and in regional goverment including Councillor for Information Technologies and Strategic Projects, Head of Administration at University of Turin and Secretary of the Strategic Committee for e-Government of the Italian Government. He is now President of Top-IX (Torino Piemonte Internet Exchange), CSP (Research, Development and Innovation institution), Vicepresident of the CRT Foundation (banking foundation whose areas of funding include heritage and cultural activities, scientific research, education, healthcare, environmental issues and economic development).