Marcelo Rovai was born in São Paulo and holds a Master’s degree in Data Science by the UDD in Chile, as well as an MBA by IBMEC (INSPER) in Brazil. He graduated in 1982 as an Engineer from UNIFEI with a specialization from Poli/USP, both institutions are located in Brazil.
Mr. Rovai has experience as a teacher, engineer, and executive in several technology companies such as CDT/ETEP, AVIBRAS Aeroespacial, SID Informática, ATT-GIS, NCR, DELL, COMPAQ (HP), and more recently at IGT as a VP. He now works at IGT as a Senior Advisor for Latin America.
Besides his work at IGT, Marcelo Rovai publishes articles about electronics on websites such as MJRoBot.org, Hackster.io, Instructables.com, and Medium.com. Furthermore, he is a volunteer Professor at the UNIFEI Engineering Institute in Brazil, as well as a lecturer in several Congresses and Universities on the topics of IoT and TinyML. He is an active member of the TinyML4Dgroup, an initiative to bring TinyML education to developing countries.