Gino Carrozzo holds an Italian Laurea degree “cum laude” in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Networks, both from the University of Pisa. He has 18+ years experience in telecommunication networks, with special focus on control plane architectures and protocols: 5G, SDN/NFV/MEC, GMPLS/ASON, MPLS-TP. These skills matured through the active participation in industrial projects with some of the major networking companies (Ericsson, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens, Italtel), consultancies for network operators (GTT, WindTre) and R&D projects with leading Telco industries and renowned universities and research centres.
At Nextworks, an Italian R&D SME, Gino currently holds the position of Deputy Head of R&D and leads a team of 15 researches involved in various industrial contracts and projects co-funded by the EC under various ICT programs. His research activities are currently focused on 5G, SDN/NFV, with an emphasis on network slicing, end-to-end 5G network, 5G KPI validation, NFV Orchestration with ETSI OSM, MEC and various 5G use cases network and media verticals (e.g. UHD distribution over virtual CDNs). During 2017-2018, Gino has covered the role of Technical Project Manager for the 5G experimentation in the city of Prato (Italy) for OpenFiber. From November 2018, Gino is the appointed Technical Manager of the H2020 5GCity project (www.5gcity.eu).