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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler is Chair Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, UK. He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of ETT. He frequently features as keynote speaker and had press coverage by BBC and Wall Street Journal. He is a tech company investor and also entrepreneur, being the cofounder, former CTO and now with the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. He is fluent in 6 languages.

In the framework of the Mobile VCE, he has pioneered research on distributed cooperative space-time encoded communication systems, dating back to December 1999 and holding some early key patents. He has published more than 160 technical journal and conference papers at a citation h-index of 32 and citation g-index of 67, holds a dozen patents, authored, co-edited and contributed to 19 books, has given more than 30 international short-courses, and participated in ETSI, IETF and other standardisation activities. He has been TPC member and co-chair of various conferences, such as technical chair of IEEE PIMRC 2008 held in Cannes, France. He is/has been holding various editorial positions for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and special issues.

From 2008-2013, he held various roles at CTTC such as Director of Research, Head of Intelligent Energy [IQe] and Senior Researcher. From 2010-2012, he has been the CTO of Worldsensing. From 2005 to 2008, he has been Senior Research Expert in the R&D division of France Telecom, France. From 2003 to 2005, he has been lecturer at King's College London, UK. At that time, he has also been London Technology Network Business Fellow receiving Anglo-Saxon business training, as well as Student Representative of the IEEE UKRI Section and member of the Student Activity Committee of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Russia). He obtained his PhD in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 2003, his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, in 2000, and his MSc degree in Telecommunications from King's College London, UK, in 1999. Prior to Telecommunications, he studied Physics in Moscow. He has won various competitions in Mathematics and Physics, and participated in the 3rd round of the International Physics Olympics for Germany.

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Prof. Andrzej Duda

He is a Professor at Grenoble INP-Ensimag and a head of the Drakkar group at LIG Lab. He is also in charge of Corporate Relations at Grenoble INP - Ensimag. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Paris-South, a Chargé de Recherche at CNRS, and a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. In 2002-2003, he was an Invited Professor at EPFL. He received the PhD from the University of Paris-South in 1984 and a Habilitation degree from the Grenoble University in 1994. The Drakkar group at LIG Lab conducts research in many areas of computer networking and mobile computing: wireless networks (802.11-WiFi, Bluetooth, ad hoc and mesh networks), wireless sensor networks (ZigBee, energy-conserving protocols), future network architectures (advanced routing, mobility, IPv6, self-organized networks), collaborative communications.

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Prof. Roberto Verdone

He is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at DEIS (the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems of the University of Bologna, Italy). He is degree Director for the M. Sc. programme in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Bologna. I teach courses at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna, within the M. Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering (for many years in the past, within the school of Management Engineering too). He leads the research group of RadioNetworks*: RadioNetworks was established in 2001 when he became Full Professor. They perform scientific research on network aspects of short range communications (wireless sensor and ad hoc networks, wireless local and personal area networks and body communication systems), and mobile radio systems. The group also performs research for the industry within contracts signed with large and small/medium enterprises for the design and deployment of wireless networks.

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Dr. Chiara Buratti

Chiara Buratti received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2003. On May 2009 she received the Ph.D. degree in Electronics, Computer Science and Systems at the University of Bologna. She is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. Her research interest is on Wireless Sensor Networks, with particular attention to MAC and routing protocols, and to the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Since 2004, she has collaborated to different European Projects, such as the Networks of Excellence, NEWCOM and CRUISE (funded within FP6), NEWCOM++ and NEWCOM# (funded within FP7), the Artemis Project, eDIANA, dealing with energy efficient building, and the Integrated Project, WiserBAN, dealing with Wireless Body Area Networks for medical applications. She is instructor for the course "Wireless Sensor Networks" of the Telecommunications Engineering Master Degree at the University of Bologna (provided in English language). She won the 2012 Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award, provided by Intel. She has been Invited Professor at CNRS Limos Laboratory in Sept. 2012. She won the award for the 2010 National GTTI Best Ph.D Thesis. She was a co-recipient of a Best paper award at the IEEE ICUMT Conference.

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Dr. Simon Duquennoy

Simon Duquennoy is a senior researcher at SICS, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. He obtained his PhD from Universite de Lille 1 (INRIA, CNRS, France) in 2010. From October 2010 to September 2011, he was the holder of an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan post-doctoral fellowship, and completed his postdoc at SICS. His research interests are at the intersection between operating systems and networking for constrained embedded devices, with a focus on IP-based sensor networks and the Internet of Things. He is the author or contributor of a number of open-source projects in this area, including Contiki, Smews, and SicsthSense. Over the last years, he has published papers in the two most prestigious conferences in the sensor network community, namely ACM/IEEE IPSN and ACM SenSys.

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Dr. Christos Efstratiou

He is a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. from Lancaster University, UK. He has been a Research Associate at Lancaster University and a visiting researcher at Sony Electronics Distributed Systems Lab in San Jose. His early work focused on the support for adaptive and context-aware applications in mobile environments. More recently, he has been actively involved in research projects in the areas of wireless sensor networks, and pervasive computing. His current research interests include networked mobile systems, wireless sensor networks, novel mobile and pervasive applications.

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Dr. Luca Veltri

Luca Veltri received his Laurea degree in Telecommunication Engineering and his Ph.D. in Communication and Computer Science from University of Rome ”La Sapienza” in 1994 and 1999, respectively. Since 2002 he is assistant professor at University of Parma (Italy), where is currently working and where he teaches classes on Telecommuni- cation Networks, and Network Security. His main research fields are: P2P systems, Future Internet, and Network Security.

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Claudio De Paoli

Claudio De Paoli, graduated with honours in mathematics in 1993, has over 19 years of experience in the ICT sector. He held important leadership positions both nationally and internationally, in various companies of the ICT sector like Hewlett Packard, CA, RSA, Olivetti, Almaviva. In Sept 2005 he founded, together with a team of Security experts, AIPSI, the Italian chapter of ISSA (International Information Systems Security Association).
In December 2012 he founded together with Lorenzo Mazzei and Business Integration Partners, BIP CyberSec where he serves as CTO and Partner.
De Paoli has over thirteen years' experience in the field of computer security, contributing in the growth of this important and complex sector, both nationally and internationally, through the writing of articles and books and attending to the main official events of this area and organizing conferences on specific topics of this complex discipline.

Dr. Màrius Montón

Màrius Montón has a PhD in Computer Science by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). From 2004 to 2011 he was member of the Hardware-Software Prototypes and Solutions Lab in Microelectronics department in the UAB. Màrius was involved on several FP7 projects related to electronics system. Màrius also was working with GreenSocs from 2007 to 2010 in different projects related to SystemC and TLM modelling, focusing on Virtual Platform design. Màrius joined WorldSensing in 2010 to manage R&D department. Màrius is assistant professor at UAB Engineering School.

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Olivier Dupont

Olivier Dupont is Corporate Development Consulting Engineer, Emerging Counties, Office of CTO at Cisco. For 10 years, he primarily worked on network security and was involved in most advanced designs Cisco offered in this field. Over the past 3 years he has been focusing on using ICT to improve Energy Efficiency in other economical sectors. He has also taken a leadership role in the United States Telecom Training Institute (USTTI), a three-week program that Cisco offers twice a year to telecom decision makers from emerging countries.

Prof. Luis Muñoz

Professor Luis Muñoz received both the Telecommunications Engineering degree and Ph.D. from the Polytechnical University of Cataluña (UPC), Spain, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He is head of the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory belonging to the Communications Engineering Department (DICOM) at the University of Cantabria, Spain. His research focuses on advanced data transmission techniques, heterogeneous wireless multihop networks and applied mathematical methods for telecommunications. He has participated in several National and European research projects belonging to the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Program in which he is technical manager of SmartSantander. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. He serves as editor of several journals. In parallel to this activity, he serves as consultant for the Spanish Government as well as for different companies in Europe and USA.

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati

Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005 on Radio link control for improving the QoS of wireless packet transmission. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joints the Centre for Atomic Energy (CEA) in Grenoble as a research engineer. Since 2004 Emilio Calvanese Strinati is giving lectures at ENST, La Sapienza and INPG-Grenoble on physical and MAC layer topics. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. Emilio Calvanese Strinati has published around 60 papers in international conferences and books chapters, and is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 30 patents. He is the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Strategy Program Director. He participates or has participated to several European projects, including Fireworks, Rocket, UNITE, CODIV, WINNER+, EARTH, EXALTED, SMARTSANTANDER, BeFEMTO, TROPIC.

Industry Speakers

Olivier Dupont, CISCO

Giovanni Guerri, CEO, Guglielmo

Guglielmo is owned by private investors and was founded in Italy in 2004 on the basis of experience gained in the setting up of geographical telecommunications networks for the leading Italian fixed and mobile telephone companies. Notwithstanding the various technological developments that have involved the world of telecommunications over recent years, Guglielmo has always remained faithful to its own vision of WiFi technology, as a strategic and all-embracing means of supplying Internet access on a mobile basis. The simultaneous and relatively recent spread of mobile devices has borne out this vision, confirming this trend to an exponential degree. Guglielmo invests regularly in R&D with an internal full time basis team. Furthermore financing, through direct contribution, of the WASN (Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensors and Networks) laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Parma. The research activities have generated some of the products currently on the market as well as academic publications of international interest in the field of new applications connected with Wi-Fi technology. Guglielmo owes its name to the desire of its founders to pay a well-deserved tribute to the physicist from Bologna, Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio waves and the father of telecommunications.

Dr. Paolo Medagliani, Thales

Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. World-class technologies and the combined expertise of 67,000 employees in 56 locally based country operations make Thales a key player in assuring the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations.

Dr. Màrius Montón, World Sensing

Worldsensing, founded in 2008 from private equity, has grown very quickly into a serious market contender with its Smart Parking product for the emerging Smart City market. Today, it counts on a dozen highly qualified engineers and four experienced executives. It has completed its first investment round with FJME in 2010, significant Series-A invesment early 2013.

Francesco Valdevies, Selex-ES

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. From the design, development and production of state-of-the-art equipment, software and systems to through life support, Selex ES partners with its customers to deliver the information superiority required to act decisively, complete missions and maintain security and protection for operational effectiveness.

Andrea Forte, AT&T

Andrea G. Forte is a Researcher within the Chief Security Office at AT&T. He earned both his Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Italy. The paper based on his dissertation work on fast handoffs for real-time media in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks was published in ACM MobiWAC 2004. Later commercialized by SIPquest Inc. (now Counterpath), the fast handoff algorithm was awarded the 2004 TMC's Internet Telephony Product of the Year and the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. Before joining AT&T, Andrea worked for many years as a Research Associate in Prof. Schulzrinne's IRT lab in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in the city of New York. His research interests include network security, mobility, real-time media, emergency and non-emergency location-based services, location obfuscation and privacy, wireless networks and signaling compression.

Lorenzo Mazzei, BIP CyberSEC

Bip.CyberSEC offers a wide range of Cyber Security services to clients of diverse industries. Cyber Security and Intelligence services are an evolution of Information Security services in a global, connected world, where criminal organizations and groups, often in collaboration or in competition with each other, are operating unlawfully on a "black market".
Bip.CyberSEC was founded in December 2012 by Bip Group and a team of professionals with proven experience in the sector of Information Security, with the goal of offering both, Advisory & Consulting services and Managed Security Services, able to respond effectively to this new threat.
In the area of Advisory & Consulting the Bip.CyberSEC team combines competence in Information Security with knowledge of business processes in different sectors, supporting Chief Security Officers and Chief Information Security Officers in the continuous review of security policies, solutions and services to protect company assets. Our experts hold international certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, Lead Auditor ISO 27001 and are able to support CISO and CSO in managing the governance of the Information Security within complex organizations.
Managed Security Services were created to provide solutions to respond effectively to the evolving threats deriving from the black market. Bip.CyberSEC provides directly and through its partners, "unconventional" Cyber Intelligence services focused on monitoring, audit and prevent cyber attacks such as DDoS, defacement, stealing of information and credentials, internal frauds, frauds on internet services such as for instance retail and corporate banking.