Giuseppe Bruno

Director, Head of Support for Economics and Statistics, Bank of Italy

Giuseppe Bruno joined the Bank of Italy in 1989 and was assigned to the Econometrics Office of the Economic Research Department, where he was responsible for developing database management procedures and for the estimation and simulation of the bank's quarterly econometric model. In this capacity, he worked with experts from the Federal Reserve's Division of Research and Statistics and other leading research institutes. In 1993 he spent an academic year at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) where he developed algorithms for the optimal control of econometric models.
In 2000, after a short period at the OECD Statistical Division, he was appointed head of the Economic Research Department's IT Unit, in charge of coordinating projects for the introduction of new ICT platforms for economic and statistical applications. In 2016 he was given the responsibility of coordinating a multidisciplinary team on big data which works across departments with different skills (economists, statisticians, computer scientists). One of the goals of the team was to build HW/SW infrastructure capable of dealing with different kinds of big data related to macroeconomic and microeconomic issues. The implementation of high-speed access data like hosting data from social media and news aggregators along with structured data provides a test bed for different machine learning applications.