Raffaele Gareri is a public manager and deputy secretary general in Brescia, Italy. He led the implementation of a public initiative to tackle the digital divide in some rural areas of the province of Brescia providing wireless internet connection in more than 120 small municipalities. He also has launched in Brescia a shared service center to provide about 200 municipalities with online services. Raffaele has been the coordinator of a national project in which 42 Italian provinces shared a common model and tools to measure performances of public services. He was for three years the president of ENTO (European Network of Training Organization), an association of the Council of Europe to support the integration of its 47 state members in the field of local government.