Dr. Piefranco Ferronato has over 15 years' experience in all aspects of distributed systems development and is internationally recognized as an expert in large-scale architectures and object-oriented/component development, as well as MDA, EA, EAI, and Web services.
Dr. Ferronato’s professional experience in object-oriented techniques and UML modeling began in 1994. He has provided technical and architectural leadership for several European projects using advanced Internet-related technologies, component-based development, Web services and wireless technologies in a number of domains, including telecoms, pharmaceutical, CRM, EAI and tourism.
Dr. Ferronato has served as Enterprise Architect for Coopservice Pant@, an ERP, EAI, and MDA-based project in the Facility Management Industry; Chief Architect of "Digital Business Ecosystem"; and Architect of an European pharmaceutical enterprise project that has the ambitious goal of replacing the information systems of the parties in Great Britain, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Portugal. He has held the position of Principal Architect at Herzum Software; Architectural Coordinator for the DAFNE Project; Architectural Coordinator for the FETISH Project; Chief Technology Officer for Softpeople Spa (formerly Progres Tecnologie Srl); R&D Manager of a software factory; Project Leader and Architect of the new Customer Care software for Omnitel Pronto Italia; and others. Dr. Ferronato founded two companies:Gifeb System Sas, and Quality Software Srl, which was purchased by Progres Spa, one of the largest Software groups in Italy.
Dr. Ferronato earned his Diploma from "Giorgione" Scientific Liceo in Castelfranco, Veneto, Italy, and holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from University of Udine, Italy. His final thesis included a stage period in CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) and in INFN (Trieste, Italy). He is an active member of the OMG and a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. He can be reached at email@example.com.