Gianluca Garbellotto (GLG) is a pioneer of XBRL, the XML-based computer language that is rapidly being adopted by governments worldwide for external business reporting.
He is a globally acknowledged expert on the business and technical aspects of the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) and XBRL Global Ledger Framework (XBRL GL), and has extensive experience in their implementation in the government and the private sector. He is a former member of the XBRL Standards Board and the current Chair of the XBRL Global Ledger Working Group as well as a member of UN/CEFACT’s TBG17.
As an active member of various working groups within the XBRL International Consortium he helps lead the development of XBRL’s standards for internal use and is a strong influence on XBRL’s technical specifications. He is a frequent and sought out lecturer and trainer on XBRL and XBRL GL topics, and has authored numerous articles and white papers.
He has extensive experience in the financial industry as well as in accounting and financial software development and implementation, with a specific focus on ERP systems, consolidation/business intelligence applications and XML/XBRL implementations. His clients’ portfolio includes governments in various countries and global companies as well as leading professional, consulting and technology firms.