Dr. Massimo Bertoncini ( Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/massimo-bertoncini-a9a7932), (male), born in 1967, is currently R&D Program Director – Digital Energy at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (http://www.eng.it ). He got his University Degree in Management Engineering in 1992 and gained his Ph.D. in Soft Artificial Intelligence for Production Engineering on 1995, at the University of Palermo. Since May 2001, he has been working in the R&D Laboratory of Engineering S.p.A, where he was involved as coordinator in many FP5, FP6, FP7 Smart Energy grids projects such as GAMES, GEYSER, INGRID, and H2020 projects such as, CATALYST, NRG-5, DEFENDER and eDREAM. At the moment he is the coordinator of the H2020 BD4NRG (Big data for next generation energy) and H2020 ENERSHARE (European Common Energy Data Space Framework
Enabling Data Sharing-Driven Across- and Beyond- Energy Services).
Main research competences concern soft artificial intelligence (Fuzzy Systems, Genetic algorithms, Neural Networks), advanced decentralized computing technologies (e.g. DLT/Blockchain/smart contracts, edge computing) and artificial intelligence (federated learning) tailored to support secure tamper-proof data sharing and optimised energy management at different levels (smart home, smart buildings, smart districts, smart grids). He has been serving the European Commission as Scientific Expert since 2007 in the Smart City & Sustainability Unit. He is member of the WG4 on Digital Energy of the European Platform on Smart Grids (ETIP SNET). Moreover he is member of Data Management WG of the EC BRIDGE cluster grouping all the Smart Grids European R&D projects.