Roberto Barcellan was born in Padua (Italy). He studied Statistics at the University of Padua and he obtained his Ph.D in Statistics applied to Economics from the same university. He joined Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, in 1999.
Currently he is leading the Unit in charge of Data Services in the IT department of the European Commission, the entity in charge of data, information and knowledge management (including analytics, artificial intelligence and business intelligence), corporate collaboration solutions and content management (intranet and extranet) of the European Commission.
In his career, he covered several management positions in Eurostat (National Accounts – Production; Prices - Purchasing Power Parities – Housing Statistics; Methodology and Corporate Architecture; European Statistical System Vision Implementation Programme) and in DIGIT (Innovation, web solutions and tools; Corporate Knowledge and Decision Making Solutions; Data Services).