Salvatorio Moretti was the father of Vanessa Moretti. He was also the inventor of the GENIEs in the 24th century, and left the prototype in a cardboard box in his workspace (which happened to be the basement) unattended. His daughter was unwittingly transported back in time upon wishing to live in a better place because of this.
His workspace was filthy because "he didn't like to be disturbed by the cleanerbots", according to Vanessa.
In an alternate timeline, Salvatorio's creation very nearly destroyed the world. His laboratory was destroyed and so was his work, but the Doctor warned he'd still have his mind and could rebuild the project unless convinced otherwise. However, Vanessa forgot the Doctor's warnings and planned on asking him to build her a new GENIE. (PROSE: The Stone Rose)