Panel Participants

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Prof. Roberto Llorente

Universitat Politècnica de València

Moderator

Roberto Llorente received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain, in 1998 and 2006, respectively. Since then, he has been in research positions within the university, and in 2002 he joined the Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC).

Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the UPV, teaching theoretical and practical radio and optical communications subjects. He is the Head of the Optical Systems and Networks Unit at the NTC. He has been leading NTC activities in the European projects FP5-IST-TOPRATE and FP6-IST-UROOF. He has proposed and coordinated the European projects FP7-IST-UCELLS and FP7-ICT-FIVER from January 2008 and January 2010 respectively. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has authored three international patents. His current research interests include optical and electro-optical transmission techniques applied to hybrid wireless-optical fronthaul and backhaul technology for 5G and Beyond-5G networks.


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Mr. Mauro Boldi

Telecom Italia

Panellist

Mauro Boldi graduated at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1998. He joined Cselt (the name of Telecom Italia Lab at that time) in the same year, where he has been involved in radio access network topics, with activities on antenna and propagation, radio over fiber solutions, collaborative networks, energy efficiency. He is author of patents and papers on the same topics, and he has been involved in many European projects, among which Winner (where he led the activity on CoMP), Artist4G, Earth and Metis I&II. In Metis II he is currently the Work Package leader of the dissemination, standardization and visualization activities. He is also Telecom Italia delegate in ETSI EE Technical Committee, where he plays the role of Rapporteur of the European Specification on Energy Efficiency for Radio Access Networks, and in the ISG mWT.


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Ms. Debora Gentina

Huawei Technologies

Panellist

Debora Gentina joined Huawei Technologies in 2007 as Senior Marketing Manager within the European Microwave Group where she is responsible for microwave marketing.

After graduating in Electronic Engineering, she has been working in the microwave field for many years in Siemens, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent before joining Huawei, covering several roles from system architecture to product strategy and marketing. Moreover, she is speaker and panelist in Global Telecom Exhibitions, Market Trade-shows and Events.

In ETSI ISG mWT she has been recently appointed rapporteur of the work item on the bands above 90 GHz.


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Dr. Narcís Cardona

Universitat Politècnica de València

Panellist

MsC (1990), PhD (1995), Prof.(2001). Since October 1990 he is with the Communications Department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), currently Full Professor on Signal Theory and Communications. Prof. Cardona is in head of the Mobile Communications Group at the UPV, with 30 researchers including assistant professors & research fellows. Additionally he is the Director of the Mobile Communications Master Degree (since 2006) and Vice-Director of the Research Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM) since 2004.

Prof. Cardona has led National research projects and has participated to European projects, Networks of Excellence and other research forums in FP6, FP7 and H2020, always in Mobile Communications aspects. At European scale he has been Vice-Chairman of COST273 Action (2003-2006), Chair of the WG3 of COST2100 in the area of Radio Access Networks (2007-2010), and Chairman of the EU Action COST IC1004 (2011-2015), coordinator of the National Network of Excellence ARCO5G since January 2015 and the COST Action IRACON since November 2015, as well as member of Steering Board of METIS (7FP; 2011-2015), and METIS2 (H2020 5GPPP) since June 2015.

His current research topics are Radio wave propagation, Planning and Optimisation of Mobile Access Networks, Digital Multimedia (TV) Broadcasting, Spectrum Management and Wireless Body Environment Communications.