United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), United States
Mr. Aquaro has more than 25 years of experience on ICT in public affairs, has been working for private sector and for international organizations. He holds a Master Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bari, Italy. In 2010 he was appointed as Chief of E-Government Branch DPADM, UN-DESA. Before joining the United Nations, for 10 years he was appointed as CEO of Formit Servizi SpA, an Italian corporate specialized in consulting for PAs, project management, monitoring and evaluation of national and international e-government programmes. As CEO of Formit Servizi, and in partnership with the Department of Informatics and Automation of the Faculty of Engineering of the Roma Tre University, and with IBM Italia SpA, Mr. Aquaro established and co-chaired, the first and the second Edition of the “Second Level Master's Degree in IT Governance: Development, Management and Monitoring”. In that period, he also served as executive officer of the Formit Foundation for Technology Migration and Research, an international NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. In 2007 Mr. Aquaro founded and chaired for 3 years, CARMA - a multistakeholder Scientific Research Consortium on Basel II Bank Risk Management e-Services, in supporting SMEs in agriculture and agroindustry. The Consortium was co-financed by European Commission and was run in partnership with academia, private sector and local government.