Valentino Zocca has a PhD degree and graduated with a Laurea in mathematics from the University of Maryland, USA, and University of Rome, respectively, and spent a semester at the University of Warwick. He started working on high-tech projects of an advanced stereo 3D Earth visualization software with head tracking at Autometric, a company later bought by Boeing. There he developed many mathematical algorithms and predictive models, and using Hadoop he automated several satellite-imagery visualization programs. He has worked as an independent consultant at the U.S. Census Bureau, in the USA and in Italy. Currently, Valentino lives in New York and works as an independent consultant to a large financial company.