Antonio Manzalini

Antonio Manzalini was born in Turin, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin, in 1988. He joined Telecom Italia in 1990, starting RT&D activities on Optical Transport Networks. In this avenue of activities he was actively involved in leading positions in several EURESCOM and EC funded Project (e.g. MWTN, LION, NOBEL). He also chaired (during two consecutive Study Periods) two ITU-T Questions, in charge of ITU-T Standards on transport networks, such as SDH and OTN. Since 2005 he has been involved in the context of international research programmes concerning the evolution towards Cloud Computing and Networking. Also in this context he was actively involved in leading positions in EC funded initiatives. In 2008 he has been awarded with the International Certification of Project Manager by PMI.  He is member of IEEE, where he coordinates a Working Group on SDN in the Future Direction Committee. He acted as TPC member of several IEEE conferences and, recently, he was the General Chair of the IEEE Workshop “SDN for Future Networks and Services” (Trento, Nov. 2013). He is author of a book on Network Synchronization, several other book chapters and about 90 papers. He has been awarded with 6 patents on telco networks and ICT systems. Currently, he is Senior Manager at the Strategy Department of Telecom Italia (Future Centre – Innovative Architectures) addressing mainly RT&D activities concerning architectures, solutions and business models for Telco-ICT future networks and services (e.g., specifically dealing with Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, Autonomic/Cognitive Networking and Computing).

Mário Campolargo

Mário Campolargo is Director for "Net Futures" in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously he has been Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures" in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Coimbra), a Master of Science in Computing Science (Imperial College London), a Post graduate in Management (Solvay Business School Brussels) and a European Studies Diploma (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve).

Mario Campolargo