Manno oversees company strategy within EarthX and is responsible for strategic partnerships and outreach. He is an expert in geospatial intelligence and strategic planning, as well as a researcher in forest fire management and ecological techniques in tropical regions. He worked as an advisor to the government in Brazil between 2010 and 2013, where he coordinated the Department of Geospatial Intelligence and was responsible for the establishment of biological corridors and protected areas in different biomes. During that period, he was also involved with the development of new systems and platforms to make geographical information and environmental knowledge widely accessible to the public. He is a director, trustee and advisor to various cross-sector organisations in the UK, US, Switzerland, Brazil, Spain and Argentina as well as fellow of the Institute of Ecotechnics.