Pierpaolo, aka yrz, got involved in a number of opensource projects,
among them it's worth to remember mod_protection, jabber SMS and
He spent some years as a researcher for Hitachi Europe, Vrije University of Amsterdam...
Raffaele Giaffreda is the Head of Smart IoT research activities at CREATE-NET and Project Coordinator of EU FP7 iCore (www.iot-icore.eu). He graduated at Politecnico Torino (Italy) and also holds an MSc in Telecom Engineering from University College of London (UK). Before joining CREATE-NET he worked in the research departments of Telecom Italia (1994-1995) and British Telecom (1998-2008). He has strong interest in the relationship between the Internet of Things, cognitive technologies and systems of smart objects, designed to assist and extend rather than replace human senses.