Franco C. Grossi

Franco Claudio Grossi is currently invited professor at the State University of Kazan’, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, as ICT expert, and guest professor at the University of Udine, Italy.   He taught for sixteen years at the University of Trieste: "ICT - Information & Communication Technology" and "Applied Ergonomics".  Prof. Grossi is the Chairman of the Yearly "The Future Boat & Yacht Italian Convention".  He was, for many years, Scientific Coordinator of the "School Master in Yacht Style & Design" at the University of Trieste, of the "The General & Executive Aviation Convention," VEGA Park, Airport "Nicelli" Lido of Venice, of the Venice International Boat Show and of "Mare Maggio" at the Naval Arsenal of Venice.  Presently Prof. Grossi coordinates several national and international research projects and is author of over 300 scientific papers and of several books. Before teaching he was: (1989-1996) CEO and technical director of “GTC Marine Systems”, with the "total and sole responsibility" for the planning, coordination, supervision works, delivery and final testing, regarding the plants LES (Local Entertainment Systems) of all the public rooms for “Costa Crociere” cruise ships, mainly operating with Fincantieri Ship Yard, (1980–1988) CEO and technical director of the General Communications Enterprise Co. Inc., specialized in the designing "turnkey" of professional audio and video systems for SONY and Matsushita Electric Co. for many types of users, such as state and private television stations, theaters, hospitals, schools, universities, stadiums, casinos, armed forces, public and private companies, (1975–1979) CEO of the full-service marketing agency "Effegi".  At the present he serves as coordinator of the Russian-Italian Working Group “Green Smart Cities”, with an innovative ergonomic approach.