Matteo G.P. Flora is the CEO and Founder of The Fool the leading Italian technological Startup developing systems and technologies for Online Reputation Analysis and Defense and Intellectual Property Protection and CEO and Founder of Samadhi, a technological Holding empowering Digital Visionaries.
He is Contract Professor in “Open Source Intelligence” at the University of Roma Tor Vergata Master in “Economical and Financial Intelligence”, as well as Visiting Professor in several EU Universities, and in 2012 Matteo has been selected for the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on “Combating Cybercrime”, the U.S. Department of State’s premier international professional exchange program selecting the Future Changemakers.
He is a Digital Rights and Media Activist, is involved in the Italian Hacking Scene and Founding Member of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, a U.S. Open Technology Fund sponsored NGO responsible for Digital Freedom Tools creation and creators of the Leading Open-Source WhistleBlowing framework GlobaLeaks.org, widely used in anti-corruption and whistleblowing media outlets around the world.
Active in the Italian (Technology) Startup ecosystem, Matteo is also Mentor and Advisor in the LUISS EnLabs Tech Incubator in Rome.