Roberto V. Zicari was born 1955 in Milan, Italy.
Since 1992, he is full professor of Database and Information Systems at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Previously, he was associated professor at Politecnico di Milano,Italy.
Roberto V. Zicari was visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA; and visiting scholar at the Computer ScienceDepartment, at the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
He was also visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School(CBS), Denmark, at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne(EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the National University ofMexico City (UNAM), Mexico.
Roberto V. Zicari is the official representative of the ObjectManagement Group (OMG) in Europe: http://www.omg.org/news/about/contacts.htm#int
He is the Editor of the ODBMS.ORG portal,the most up-to-date collection of free materials on object database technology onthe Internet: http://www.odbms.org/
He is also responsible for the ODBMS Industry Watch Blog on Trends and Information on Object Databases, Object Persistence, Innovation: http://www.odbms.org/blog/
Roberto V. Zicari is Co-founder and Vice President of the Association for the Scientific and Industrial Cooperation betweenItaly and Germany (ACIS): http://www.acis-online.org/
From 1991 till September 2004, he was President and co-founder of LogOn Technology Transfer GmbH, a firm specialized in creatingand running IT trade shows and conferences in Europe.
Roberto V. Zicari is an internationally recognized expert in thefields of databases, object technology, e-commerce and Web 2.0.
He is co-author/co-editor of the books:
- "XML Data Management" (Addison Wesley, 2003),
- "Succeeding with Object Databases" (John Wiley & Sons, 2000),
- "Advanced Database Systems" (Morgan Kaufmann, 1997),
- "Conceptual Modeling, Databases and Case (John Wiley &Sons,1992).
Roberto V. Zicari combines a multi years solid scientific background in computer science with practical experience in Enterprise Strategy, Marketing, and E-commerce. He has consulted and lectured in Europe, US and Japan.
Roberto Zicari holds a doctor of engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano.