Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project which as most of you are well aware has become a big part of many IOT projects now and into the foreseeable future. He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea as Associate Professor and has taught workshops and lectured at institutions like: Architectural Association - London, Domus Academy and Medialab Madrid.
Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect,both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party and others. He is also author of the Getting Started with Arduino book with O'reilly and he occasionally posts updates on his personal website: http://www.massimobanzi.com.
We have embedded a lecture he did at Tinker.it, and recently a documentary was produced about the history and creation of Arduino that can be watched online here.