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Gianni Ciolli is Head of Professional Services at 2ndQuadrant. He has spoken at PostgreSQL conferences in Europe and abroad, and his other IT skills include functional languages and symbolic computing. Gianni has a PhD in mathematics, and is the author of published research on Algebraic Geometry, Theoretical Physics, and Formal Proof Theory. He previously worked at the University of Florence as a researcher and teacher. Gianni has been working on free and open source software for almost 20 years. From 2001 to 2004, he was a cofounder and the president of PLUG, short for Prato Linux User Group. He organized many sessions of the Italian PostgreSQL conference, and in 2013, he was elected to the board of ITPUG, the Italian PostgreSQL Users Group. He currently lives in London with his son. His other interests include music, drama, poetry, and sport-athletics in particular, where he competes in combined events.