ArcheoVerse consists of professionals with decades of experience in innovative technologies and services with the mission of protecting cultural heritage and its enhancement for social, cultural, and tourist purposes worldwide.
Business Partners – Board of Directors
Claudia is an anthropologist and archaeologist with over 15 years of experience in archival and ethnographic research in the international arena with local communities and intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, and research institutes. She has extensive communication experience in the academic field and for a non-specialist audience (policy papers). In her work, Claudia has been involved in marketing, networking, and prospecting on numerous occasions and for various organizations.
Mauro is a Project Manager with 18 years of experience in technological innovation projects, at the national level (DTC Lazio, Lazio Innova, Lazio Region) and international (Horizon 2020). Collaboration in marketing activities.
Responsible for acquisition, survey and digitization of archaeological sites and cultural heritage
Alfredo Moraci is a professional with skills in the acquisition, classification and digitization of specific cultural goods, in particular: A) monumental architecture, monuments, archaeological sites B) prints, engravings, lithographs, silkscreens, and graphic materials in general (cartographic, geographical, nautical, etc.)
They provide support to Business Partners with tactical advice on a plan of action, contribute to international networking and help with agile and effective management.
Maurizio Forte, PhD, is William and Sue Gross distinguished Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Bass Chair and Director of DIG@Lab at Duke University. His research interest includes classical archaeology (Etruscan-Roman), digital archaeology and neuro-archaeology. He was a pioneer of digital archaeology and remote sensing in archaeology, with the world’s first publications on archaeology and virtual worlds.
He has directed and conducted research and excavation projects in Italy, Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, Peru, China (for ten consecutive years), Oman, India, Honduras, Turkey, USA and Mexico. Since 2010 he has directed the 3D Digging Project at the Neolithic Site (UNESCO) in Catalhoyuk, in collaboration with Ian Hodder. Since 2014 he has been the director of the Vulci 3000 project, which includes excavations and non-invasive research for the study of the formation of the Etruscan city and its evolution in the Roman city.
He has been curator and author of several monographs and publications including “Virtual Archaeology” (1996), Virtual Reality in Archaeology (2000), “From Space to Place” (2006), “La Villa di Livia (2007) “Cyberarchaeology (2012), Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Digital Cities between History and Archaeology (2020) and has published over 200 scientific articles.
Dana F. Phelps, PhD, holds a degree in Archaeology from the American University of Rome, a Master of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage from University College London and a PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University (USA) with a study aimed at creating a community development project in the UNESCO sites of Butrint and Gjirokastra. Over the past 5 years, as a digital anthropologist, she has worked as a user experience (UX) researcher in technology, healthcare, and government. She has successfully created a UX research team for an e-commerce company in the healthcare sector and, more recently, heads up UX research for Oculus Quest in corporate settings. Her research focuses on how the Quest virtual reality headset can transform the activities of companies such as university labs and small start-ups, but also large companies such as Johnson & Johnson.
Dana also continues to provide advice in community development and cultural heritage, mainly for UNESCO World Heritage sites in Butrint and Gjirokastra (Albania). Dana speaks fluent Italian, is a native English speaker, and has advanced knowledge of the Albanian language.
Giovanni Simeone, physicist, is currently CEO and Executive Director of Vianet, a company founded in 1993 and operating in technologies, applied and experimental research, systems and processes for digital transformation.
Vianet is an ordinary member and center of excellence of the DTC Lazio and participates in innovation and research projects, many of which in the field of culture and cultural heritage.
In addition, the company has over 100 partners in Europe and around the world – particularly in the US and Israel – with whom it participates in projects for Horizon Europe and internationally.
The list of main partners includes Sapienza di Roma, Tor Vergata, Università di Cassino, CNR, INFN, Imperial College London, University of Malaga, Link Campus University, Technical University of Kosice, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems in Athens, Haifa University, Polytechnical University in Barcelona, University of Antwerp, Aalborg University and others.
Giovanni is a business architect and builds consortia with international partners to conceive and produce research and innovation proposals.