Mauro Boldi, Senior Technical Manager, TIM
Mr. Mauro Boldi is Senior Technical Manager at TIM and coordinator of 5G PPP infrastructure project 5G EVE. He graduated with full marks at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1998 and joined CSELT, the research centre of Telecom Italia, in the same year. At CSELT he has been involved in radio access network topics, with activities on antenna and propagation, radio over fibre solutions, collaborative networks, and energy efficiency. He is the author of patents and papers on the same topics as well as a chapter on Coordinated Multipoint solutions in the 2011 Wiley book entitled “Mobile and wireless communications for IMT-advanced and beyond”, the chapter on 5G Architecture in a Cambridge University Press book on “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology”. Recently, Mauro has been one of the main editors of the 2018 Wiley book “5G System Design -Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long Term Research”.
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Michael Peeters, Director of Connectivity, imec
A passionate leader with a background in both research and strategy, Dr. Ir. Michael Peeters is Program Director Connectivity+Humanized Technology at imec. Michael has been identifying and implementing state-of-the art technology opportunities in telecommunications through a career that spans two decades.
Both as Head of the Nokia Incubator and the Innovation Portfolio at Nokia, as well as CTO for the Wireless Division at Alcatel-Lucent, his role required him to make sense out of the uncertainty that exists when technological possibilities have to be balanced with business case realities. His team’s responsibility: to see beyond the business analysis and help customers envision how emerging technologies and trends, such as 5G and AI, will impact their networks and end-user community.
Prior to his role as CTO for the Wireless Division, he was CTO for the Wireline Division. The team looked beyond the product roadmap and identified what new trends, technologies and tools were on the horizon and determined how those future opportunities fit into the Alcatel-Lucent pipeline. It was also during this period that the business commercialized VDSL2 Vectoring, an idea conceived 7 years earlier while leading the Bell Labs Access Nodes and DSL Technology department.
He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, many white papers and holds patents in the access and photonics domains. Michael earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Photonics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel as well as a master’s degree in Electrotechnical Engineering.
Outside of work, Michael is passionate about cooking and continues to refine the recipe for the perfect lasagna, balanced by bouts of long-distance running to offset the caloric intake inherent with such a quest.
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Ellen W. Zegura, Fleming Professor, School of Computer Science, College of Computing, Georgia Tech
Ellen Zegura is the Stephen Fleming Professor in Computer Science at Georgia Tech and Executive Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Serve Learn Sustain. Her research interests span computer networking and computing for social good. Recently she has brought these together in a set of projects in collaboration with Elizabeth Belding at UC Santa Barbara to study and expand Internet access on Native American tribal lands. Her research has been funded by NSF, DARPA, the Army Research Lab, Cisco, and others. She was the first Chair of the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech from 2005-2012. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, and the incoming Chair of the Computing Research Association Board.
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