Cecilia Corbi works at TIM as Senior Project Manager within the Standard Coordination & Industry Influencing Technology department where she is responsible to coordinate TIM standardization activities in the service domain including NFV.
She graduated at the University of Turin (Mathematics Master Degree) and she has more than 30 years of experience in Telecommunications and international projects. Since 2006 she has been working in several standards-setting organizations and industry alliances such as TM forum, W3C, OMA (where she was acting as OMA board Vice chairman), ETSI where currently she is attending the NFV ISG group.
Her current interest is related to network evolution domain with focus on NFV and SDN areas both in Standardisation and Open Source domains.
As the Head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV for Vodafone David is leading the E2E Transformation for the entire Vodafone Group. In this role, he is responsible for developing Vodafone’s vision, strategy, End-to-End architecture, Execution Plan and worldwide deployment for Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), in close co-operation with the other group functions, with the operating companies, regional engineering and operation teams.
David served until recently as the Vice President for Virtual Telecommunications & NFV in Alcatel-Lucent where he designed the first company-wide vision and strategy for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In addition, David was the CTO of CloudBand, responsible for the entire technology vision, strategy and architecture of ALU’s NFV Management & Orchestration as well as for the positioning of CloudBand as an industry leader.
Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, David served as the Chief Technology Officer and an Executive Vice President at Amdocs. In this role he was responsible, among others, for planning and developing Amdocs’ technology vision as well as Amdocs’ future strategy, architecture and roadmap of the entire product portfolio. Prior to Amdocs David served as the Chief Scientist of 21st Century Network (21CN) of BT, where he was responsible for designing, planning, and optimizing solutions in BT networks, architectures and infrastructures in more than 100 countries and 250 networks worldwide. David has over 20 years of unique experience in Telecommunications in leading, developing, and executing strategies, transformations, technological innovation, and advanced solutions in very large Operators, Software Vendors and Network Equipment Vendors. David holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in coping with computationally-hard optimization problems.
Dr Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them, collaborating in several open-source initiatives related to these matters. Diego is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network management, new network architectures, and network security. Diego chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization, and the NFV Research Group within the IRTF.