Dr. Giovanni Rimassa is Chief Innovation Officer at Martel, supporting business development, market positioning
and commercialisation activities, as well as leading initiatives around Artificial Intelligence and Computing
Continuum. Giovanni holds a Ph.D. in Information Engineering (Università di Parma, Italy), with a Thesis on Runtime
Support for Distributed Multi-Agent Systems that kickstarted the open-source, most popular implementation of
IEEE FIPA standard in 2001. Open Source Software accompanied him during his 20 year professional path between
academia and industry, from the multi-agent middleware beginning, over to an Eclipse-based iBPMS platform, to the
current Martel offering for IoT and Smart Cities.