Alberto Di Meglio

Alberto Di Meglio

Head of CERN openlab, IT Department, CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research

Mr. Alberto Di Meglio is the head of the CERN openlab, a unit in the CERN IT Department responsible for joint research collaborations between CERN and industrial companies and research institutes in the ICT sector, with the aim of supporting the long-term research objectives of the LHC accelerator and other CERN initiatives. He is also responsible for the large-scale computing and data initiative within the CERN Medical Applications Project Forum (CMAPF).
Di Meglio was educated as an Aerospace Engineer (MEng) and Electronic Engineer (PhD) and has extensive experience in the design, development, and deployment of distributed computing and data infrastructures for both commercial and research applications. Before joining CERN openlab as CTO in 2013, Di Meglio was project director of the European Middleware Initiative (EMI), a project responsible for developing and maintaining most of the software services used today in the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.