Carlo Ellena was born in the picturesque town of Savona, Liguria also known as the “Palm tree Riviera”. Interested in technological issues, he attended university in Pisa where he studied Artificial Intelligence and received his Masters in computer linguistics and expert systems. Professionally, Mr. Ellena has over 20 years experience working in management and as an outside consultant in both private and public sectors across Europe, the United States and South America. Specifically, he collaborated with the EU on telemedical projects and was Telecom Italia’s Internet Business Unit Director for Bolivia. He has published a number of articles on matters relating to Artifical Intelligence and computer technology. Mr. Ellena has been teaching for the Italian Cultural Society (ICS) since 2008 and became a standing board member in 2012. In 2013 Mr. Ellena joined the Subcomittee that regulates and runs the Italian Language School (ILP) at ICS. He is married to Varinia Daza and lives in Bethesda, Maryland. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, and proficient in both French and Portuguese.
Carlo Ellena e’ nato a Savona, in Liguria, nella bella Riviera delle Palme. Ha studiato Artificial Intelligence a Pisa, dove ha conseguito un Master con la specializzazione in Linguistica Computazionale e Sistemi Esperti. Nella sua vita professionale ha lavorato per piu’ di 20 anni per imprese private e agenzie pubbliche sia in qualita’ di consulente che di manager in Europa, Stati Uniti e America Latina. In particolare ha collaborato con la Unione Europea per progetti di telemedicina ed e’ stato direttore della Business Unit Internet di Telecom Italia in Bolivia. Ha pubblicato molti articoli di Artificial Intelligence e Informatica. Collabora con ICS dal 2008. E’ sposato con Varinia Daza e vive a Bethesda, Maryland. E’ fluente in Italiano, Inglese, Spagnolo e ha una buona conoscenza di Francese e Portuguese.