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Karl Morteo
Works at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Attended Cranfield University
Lived in Rome, Italy
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The best interface is no interface: 
why we don't always need An App for That
So true!
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Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors.
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William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind http://go.ted.com/5zXW_Q
At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.
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Why you need a balanced innovation portfolios and to listening to your customers and the bottom of the market.
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Italy cuts red tape and renames the humble doggy bag in a bid to tackle the country's mountain of food waste.
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Tango API features are basically ready for consumers. The environment tracking for true six degree of freedom movement surely has implications for mobile VR headsets as well,
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Alexander Betts: Why Brexit happened -- and what to do next https://go.ted.com/Cygn
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We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, and Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts. How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism? Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive w...
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A 3D #GoogleMaps tour of Mount Vesuvius takes you up, down, all around—and inside the crater. goo.gl/dsQ53a
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Can't wait ....
 
The Glass is cleaner on the other side
Great article as always by +Mike Elgan​. Only in today's 'quick-to-pounce' media does a product graduating from prototype to production mean fail.
Mocked and shunned by society for wearing Google's dorky face upgrade, Google Glass fans were right all along.
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According to Bloomberg, one pizzeria in Queens saw a 30% increase in food and drink sales — and it cost them just $10 in lure modules.
leading to the rescue of several kittens and the discovery of at least one dead body . But how can
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Education
  • Cranfield University
    Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Leeds
    Computational Science, 1984 - 1987
  • Llanedeyrn High School
    1984
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I wanna be like Robin Hood
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Happily married, 3 children loving life.
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Supplying Sound IT Solutions & Services
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Leadership, Innovation, Governance, Program Management, Proposal Writing, Project Management, PRINCE2, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Data Analysis, Metadata, GIS, Statistics, Information Management, Team Management, IT Management, ITIL, Software Development, Databases, Programming
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  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Data and Information Integration, 1998 - present
    I am currently at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, where we are working to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. I am transitioning to the new Data and Information Integration Unit but right now I am still leading the Knowledge Information System Services unit, my activities are centred on the development and support of information systems that deliver the FAO’s technical programme. My duties and responsibilities include: • To perform systems requirements and analysis, formulate project proposals, estimate budgets and prepare work plans. • To manage and execute projects following the PRINCE2 methodology. • To coordinate information systems development, quality assurance and roll-out. • To manage the provision of information systems support, operations and maintenance services through Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) procedures. • To provide expert consultancy on all aspects of information systems. • To manage and supervise staff and consultants. I am currently managing a broad portfolio of information system covering a broad cross section of the FAO technical programme and representing a significant proportion of the total. The majority of these systems run at the FAO headquarters, a few are the result of collaborations with other international organizations and secretariats. Several strategic systems are deployed directly in the member countries and regional bodies. The majority of my recent effort is dedicated to managing the http://data.fao.org project. The objective of the project is to establish a reliable, robust, secure and scalable corporate data repository to store, organise, integrate, locate and retrieve interdisciplinary substantive technical data of the organisation. The technical corporate data repository includes application and end user data dissemination and analytical capabilities. data.fao.org is an umbrella project, providing a framework and enterprise technical architecture that enables, underpins and integrates many different initiatives, activities and projects.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1994 - 1998
    I worked in the World Agricultural Information CENTer (WAICENT) enhancing FAOSTAT, a global cross sectoral statistical time-series database. I designed and implemented an interpreted expression language for processing, data analysis, aggregation and imputation of multi-dimensional statistics. I then extended the sub-system to generate on demand multilingual statistical tables in HTML for publishing on the internet. I further re-packaged the sub-system for reuse in various FAO web products including the FAO Country Profiles and Statistical Year books. Thereafter I designed and implemented an interactive data visualization system which included presentation of data in dynamic choropleth maps. This system was consequently employed in many FAO products. Development environment: C++ and Java, HTML, HP UNIX and MS-Windows 3.x/NT, Ingres RDBMS and RCS
  • Deutsche Bank (Morgan Grenfell & Co.)
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1993 - 1994
    I was a member of a small multi-disciplined expert currency derivatives trading and risk analysis team. I designed, implemented and supported a front-office system that priced derivatives, recorded trades, monitored positions and performed risk analysis. The key features of the system were very high performance and the speed and ease of extensibility with new exotic and complex currency derivative products. Development environment: C and C++, X Windows, Sun Solaris UNIX, RCS and Make
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Systems Development Specialist, 1991 - 1994
    I worked in the World Agricultural Information CENTer (WAICENT) where I was part of the team developing FAOSTAT, a major new system for the unified collection, validation, elaboration and dissemination of statistical data. I participated in the initial software architecture, design and the evaluation and selection of development tools. Thereafter my primary contributions to the project were focused on cross platform (Windows/VMS) Graphical User Interfaces. Analysed, designed and implemented an information system for statistical data input, import, review, transform and calculation, used by statistical officers and clerks to produce the national time-series During this period I provided team training on object oriented programming techniques and the C++ programming language. Development Environment: C and C++, Digital VAX/VMS and Microsoft
  • Tecnodata Italia Srl
    Project Leader, 1990 - 1991
    Initially I joined on a project for the European Space Agency (ESA) where I designed and developed satellite image pre-processing subsystems (atmospheric correction, automatic geometric registration and resampling). Thereafter I formulated the bid and led the resulting awarded project that delivered software components for managing the rendezvous and proximity functions required for spacecraft docking. The work was undertaken in cooperation with contractors in France and Germany. During this period I supported the installation, configuration and system administration of a network of Sun workstations. The software development was based on object oriented tools and techniques and complied with rigorous ESA acceptance criteria. Development Environment: C and C++, SunOS UNIX, SCCS and Make
  • BT plc (British Telecommunications)
    Analyst/Programmer, 1988 - 1989
    I was employed in the Generic Workforce Management group where my duties included the analysis,design, planning and implementation of components for a large real-time decision support system for monitoring faults on the trunk telephone network and in exchanges (jeopardy monitor). The software development was based on object oriented tools and techniques and followed in-house ISO 9000 compliant quality assurance procedures. Development Environment: C++, Oracle RDBMS, SunOS UNIX, SCCS and Make.
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Rome, Italy - Frascati, Italy - Ipswich, UK - Cranfield, UK - Leeds, UK - Cardiff, UK
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