Born in a small town on the coast of Liguria, Italy, Carlo De Micheli grew up attending the American school in Genoa. At the age of 17 he moved to Turin for university. After a BSc in Aerospace Engineering, he’s currently attending the last year of a master in Aerospace Systems, at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He worked as web and backend developer since 2005, developing expertise in web security and the wireless sector, winning a few competitions along the way. He then worked and taught as ethical hacker in the past two years. In 2011 he co-founded a civic engagement project in Italy, which was awarded a prize as best citizen initiative by the President of the Republic. From April 2013 he published articles and research on social media that have made the headlines on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNN, and Bloomberg TV amongst others. He is an active blogger on the tech, startup, and infosecurity scenes for Huffington Post and Wired. This year he founded a company called Savesquared which offers battery charging solutions for smartphones during conferences and events.

The latest project he is working on is OSVehicle, contributing to the digital, marketing, and web aspects. OSVehicle is a new mindset in the automotive industry: a process that gives everyone the tools to develop his or her own vehicle. From a single prototype to a full scale production, open source methodologies and simplicity of construction are the principles behind the OSV magic. Collaborative online work to create eco-friendly vehicles that can be built in less than an hour is just the beginning!