Riccardo is an information systems and technology professional and architect specializing in software & systems development. He has over 20 years experience delivering cost-effective technology solutions in the competitive business environment. Riccardo is passionate about integrating advanced technology tools to increase internal efficiency, enhance work productivity, and reduce operating costs. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who is active in the .Net, functional programming, and F# communities. Riccardo believes in multi-paradigm programming to maximize the power of code and is the author of "Functional Concurrency in .NET"; which, features how to develop highly-scalable systems in F# & C#.