My name is Giovani Spagnolo.
I am a Computer Science graduate from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in Porto Alegre – Brazil, with an Executive MBA in Strategic Enterprise Management from the University of São Paulo (USP).
I am one of the co-founders for the Free Software movement in Brazil, and helped in the organization of Latin America’s biggest International Free Software Forum (FISL), held annually in Porto Alegre.
I started working in early 1998 in Porto Alegre, as a web front-end developer at PROCERGS, the data processing company for the state of Rio Grande do Sul. After gaining solid experience in planning and analysis of web portals, sites and applications, I founded my own Free Software company, called WebYES! and moved to Rome to coordinate a Digital Inclusion project promoted by the Digital Youth Consortium and the Municipality of Rome. From 2005-2010 I worked as a Product Manager for web-based e-Democracy and remote deliberation projects. Since 2010 I am working as Web Project Manager at Present S.p.A..