is an Information Technology Architect from IBM Brazil and former Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). He has a B. Sc. in Mathematics at UERJ and M. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). M. Sávio, a former Bulletin Board System user since the mid-80s, started his career as a systems programmer at UFRJ in 1988, where he had the opportunity to participate in the first experiments of network access in the following year, with BITNET. In 1992, he was selected as technical support volunteer at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development at Rio de Janeiro, where he had the chance to accompany the deployment of the first generally available Internet connection In Brazil. In addition, in the early 90s, he participated as a testing user in the first pilot project from an Internet Service Provider of commercial access in the country.