Mr Agatino Mursia
Agatino MURSIA, currently with Leonardo Spa as Head of Design for Excellence & Innovation in the Engineering department of the Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division, got his Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the University of Padua in 1989. Since then he has been working in the industry, in Research and Development, in Italy and in the USA. Starting from 2003, he has been responsible of M&S related activities ranging from the validation of complex net-centric architectures and C4ISTAR system, distributed simulation and training in the military domain to National and International research program like SESAR and DESIRE II in the civil domain. In this role he has been promoting the use of M&S and related international simulation standards also through the presentation of M&S related papers to National and International conferences like IEEE, ITEC and I/ITSEC. Since January 2010 he has been the chairman of the FINMECCANICA MindSh@re community SET2 (Simulation for Experimentation and Test, Evaluation and Training) dedicated to modeling and simulation. In this role he leaded the activity related to the exploitation of the Finmeccanica “SimLabs” distributed simulation network that has been awarded of the FINMECCANICA Innovation Award in 2012. In March 2013 he was then appointed as Italian industrial member to the NATO STO MSG L2 panel and now, starting from the 2018 Spring Business Meeting, he has assumed the role of NMSG Chairman. As NMSG Italian representative he collaborates very actively with the NATO M&S CoE staff in Rome. He collaborates actively with Italian Universities (i.e. Genoa, Roma and Catania) under the umbrella of Italian and European funded research programs and he is also directly involved in most of the main projects of Italian MoD on the M&S topic.