Fabio Alessandro Locati - commonly known as Fale - is a Director at Otelia, public speaker, author, and Open Source contributor. His main areas of expertise are Linux, Kubernetes, automation, security, cloud technologies, databases, networking, and data centres.

With more than 10 years of working experience in the field, he has experienced different IT roles, technologies, and languages. Fale has consulted for many different companies, starting from a one-man company to Fortune 500 companies. This has allowed him to consider various technologies from different points of view, helping him develop critical thinking and understand very quickly whether a particular technology is the right one for a specific project or not.

Since he is always looking for better technologies, he also tries new technologies to see their advantages over the old ones and their maturity status. Some of the things Fale evaluates about every technology are the security, the ethical, and functional consequences of it.

Often he gives talks about his work, the projects he helps in his spare time, IT ethics, and his vision of IT and security worlds. He is the author of the books Learning Anisble 2 and OpenStack Cloud Security. In the spare time he helps out the Fedora Project, Ansible, Wikimedia, and Open Street Map.