Gina Alioto has more than eleven years of experience as a Project Manager. She spent more than seven of those years in the Silicon Valley managing cross-functional and technical teams in technology and embedded systems development projects across multiple borders. She has led teams to release innovative consumer electronics / computer products for Sony VAIO, D&M Holdings (Denon, Marantz) and ReplayTV. She has coordinated the technical development of a 17 million euro FP6 Integrated Project. At the BSC, she previously managed private collaborations with key industrial partners including Microsoft and IBM. In addition to VELOX, she currently coordinates FP7 STREPs PROARTIS and ENCORE. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.