Andrea Nicolai is the CEO and founder of T6, a consulting and research company. The combination of a humanistic education and a keen interest in information and communication technologies has led him to a variety of work experiences in the field of media, strategic consulting, and local development strategies, with a focus on the impact of new technologies in their respective areas of application. He has been a project manager for numerous international research and development projects. Since the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission, he has worked with the European Parliament on issues related to software patent problems and new directives on intellectual property rights. For years, he has been a reviewer and evaluator of project proposals and research project results for the European Commission.