Born in Rome on 9 June 1964. In 1990 he graduated summa cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University La Sapienza of Rome with an experimental thesis on telecommunications.
In the same year he joined the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni in Rome as a researcher, working on mathematical and statistical models for the simulation of high-performance computer networks. He co-authored several articles for major international scientific journals.
After completing military service in the Corps of Engineers, in October 1991 he joined the Bank of Italy, where he was assigned to the Telecommunications Division of the IT Department. His work involved promoting and coordinating various projects relating to voice, data and video telecommunication systems; overseeing the development of the internal email service and internet connections; and designing systems for data exchange with external institutions.
He took part in the international project to design and implement IT systems and telecommunications infrastructure for the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Target2 Single Shared Platform. He has been a member of several working parties and task forces set up by the European Central Bank to create IT and telecom systems for its business areas. From 2004 to 2013 he represented the Bank of Italy on the IT Network and Communication Working Group and the Infrastructure Portfolio Management, Operations and Service Management Working Group.
In 2009 he was appointed to the IT Innovation and Development Department as acting head of the IT User Solutions Division, of which he became Head in 2011. In that capacity he initiated a broad-based project to develop and expand collaboration and communication services and mobile computing tools.
In 2013 he was appointed acting Head of the IT Development Directorate and representative of the Bank on the ESCB’s Information Technology Committee.
In March 2015 he was nominated Head of the Directorate General for Information Technology.