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TERENA

Valentino Cavalli

Since March 2012, Valentino Cavalli has been TERENA's acting Secretary General. Officially the Chief Technical Officer, Valentino has taken over responsibility for the day-to-day management of the TERENA Secretariat staff during Karel Vietsch's absence. In this function he is also responsible for the execution of TERENA's policies and activities and reports to the TERENA Executive Committee.

From January 2013, Valentino's responsibilities for managing the TERENA Technical Programme and the technical staff at the Secretariat have been transferred to Michael Nowlan.

Among some of his more operational tasks Valentino leads the coordination of research and technological development activities and the support offered to research and education networking in less advanced European countries. These activities are partly supported by the GÉANT (GN3) project of the European Commission.

In past years Valentino has been involved in a number of projects addressing network connectivity and services for the research and education community. He was the project manager of the SEEFIRE project to assess the feasibility of acquiring dark fibre by national research and education networking organisations in southeast Europe.

Valentino has been working for TERENA since May 1999. He was initially employed as Project Development Officer to become Chief Technical Officer in January 2008. Before joining TERENA, he worked as a Research Manager for Omega, an Italian IT company, where he was responsible for a number of projects under the European Commission Fourth Framework Programme.

Valentino was born in 1962 in Italy. In 1987, he graduated in philosophy from the University of Urbino in Italy.

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