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Roberto Baldoni served as the first Director General of the National Cybersecurity Agency of Italy, established under Decree Law 82/2021, from September 2021 to March 2023. Appointed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, he was instrumental in the legal, operational, and logistical establishment of the Agency and recruited its initial core team of 170 highly qualified employees (+60 ended successfully rigorous hiring phase). Prior to this, appointed by Prime Minister Gentiloni, he held the position of Deputy Director General at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy from December 2017 to August 2021, where he conceived and led the development of the National Cybersecurity Architecture. He resigned in March 2023. Here for more details on his career after 2017.
Prior to his significant contributions in public service, Roberto Baldoni was a full professor of computer science, a position he held from 2002 until December 2021, taking a leave from December 2017. His research has profoundly influenced fields such as distributed, pervasive, and peer-to-peer computing, middleware platforms, and information systems infrastructure, with a special focus on dependability and security. A selection of his publications is available on DBLP, and Scholar Google.
Roberto's leadership extends beyond academia as he has spearheaded many international research and innovation projects as a principal investigator. He is the founding Director of the National Cybersecurity Laboratory of CINI and the Sapienza Research Center of Cyber Intelligence and Information Security. Alongside his scientific and managerial prowess, Roberto is also an active voice in technology governance and the geopolitics of technology, contributing editorials and articles regularly. For a curated list of his writings, click here