Lionello is a top caliber architect and entrepreneur with twenty years of experience in both software and hardware. He pioneered and accrued broad expertise in blockchain, virtual reality, e-commerce, cloud computing, and IoT. In 1997, he founded one of the world’s first virtual-reality software companies, which was later acquired by a multinational company for its real-time 3D rendering technology. Fifteen of the flight simulators he built can be found at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in Washington D.C. Since then, Lionello has led various development teams in both startups and multinationals across Europe and Asia. In 2010, Lionello joined Microsoft where he led teams on SQL Server, Windows, and the Commerce Platform. He is also a passionate educator and leader within technology communities and maker spaces, teaching developers programming and electronics. Lionello is fluent in English, Dutch, Italian, Mandarin and Romanian.