Silvano de Gennaro

My story

I devoted most of his life to creating. As a musician, scientist, programmer and filmmaker, I enjoyed blending my diverse skills to the profit of  innovation, entertainment and scientific communication.
After  graduating in Computer Science at the University of Bari (Italy), half a century ago, I moved to Geneva, Switzerland to join CERN, the World’s largest scientific laboratory and home to the Large Hadron Collider. My 35 years long career saw me take part in several research projects, pioneering Virtual Reality, the World Wide Web, Webcasting, and culminated with the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the famous God Particle.  In parallel, my passion for music and media made me also spend all these years on stage with several rock bands and behind buttons and cameras, directing films for CERN, the UN and other high profile organizations, starring as host for radio and TV shows on the Swiss National Network and producing/directing several international events and shows, some of which were broadcast live to over 160 TV Networks worldwide.  Amongst my clients are the BBC, Arte, FR3, RAI, DDR, NBC, CNN, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, The Mayor of London, Jacques Chirac, the WHO, the WMO, the BIT and more.

In 2012 I moved to Mauritius, where I enjoy jamming with local musicians and flying over lagoons with my kitesurf, as well as producing and directing films and large events. Amongst those, I produced and directed both editions of the Awards Night of the Mauritius Cinema Week (2017 and 2018).


My passion for Science also keeps me involved as a scientist in the international fight against Covid-19 and giving talks around the island on the Big Bang and the Mysteries of the Universe.