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Francesco de Leo Senior Director, Solutions Engineering OIT | Solutions Engineering

Ph.D, The George Washington University
MS, The George Washington University
B.Sc, The George Washington University

Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Spanish, and some Latvian
Francesco oversees Solutions Engineering, the team responsible for evaluating, designing, developing, integrating and maintaining enterprise software applications in support of the business needs of the University, including the ERP, the web content management system, the myAU portal, and the ServiceNow platforms. Francesco has extensive experience in software application development and management of IT at higher education institutions. Areas of expertise include an extensive suite of web and mobile technologies, integration platforms and process automation, identity management, cybersecurity, high availability systems, disaster recovery, knowledge management, data warehousing and business intelligence. Recent interests include decentralized social applications and blockchain technologies.

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Web: Social and Collaborative Networks, Semantic Web, Web Services

Mobile: Augmented Reality and Location Aware Applications

Other: Knowledge Management, Crowdsourcing

Selected Publications

Francesco de Leo (2009).  Implications of National Culture on Knowledge Management: A cross-cultural analysis of Italian and American perceptions. Dissertation Research, The George Washington University




Professional Presentations

Proposal for an online Global Italian Business Network [Protagonisti Italiani nel Mondo, Udine Italy, October 2010]

Global Internet Trends [Microsoft Global Partners Conference - Italian Delegation, Embassy of Italy, Washington, DC, July 2010]

Web Application Security [VA SCAN 2008, October 2008]

Round Table: The New Frontiers of Communication: Mobile, Web 2.0, Open Source and Social Networking [BAMondo (Bari, Italy), May 2008]

Web Portals for Business Collaboration [CIIM New York, November 2006]

Developing ERP Integrated Enterprise Web Portals [EDUCAUSE 2003]

Developing an Online Housing Web Application [EDUCAUSE 2003]

GWeb Portal [Society for Information Technology amp; Teacher Education (SITE) 2003]

GWeb Enterprise Portal [CUMREC 2002 and EDUCAUSE 2002]