Brussels, 29 April 2009 – EURid is pleased to announce that Dr. Domenico Laforenza has been appointed to the EURid Board of Directors. Dr. Laforenza is the head of nic.it, the registry for Italy’s .it top-level domain. He is also the Director of the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council in Pisa.
Between 2003 and 2007 Dr. Laforenza was a member of the Next Generation Grid Expert Group, which was selected by the European Commission to define the priorities of future research in the Grid technologies sector. He has also been a consultant to various EU Member research agencies in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Holland. He holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa.
Dr. Laforenza replaces Enrico Gregori as the CNR-IIT representative. Mr Gregori left the EURid board earlier this month.
"I want to thank Enrico Gregori for the many contributions he made to the EURid board during his tenure as a board member," said Pierre Verbaeten, Chairman of the EURid board.