Telecom Italia, Italy
Simone Ruffino graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Genova and joined Telecom Italia in 1998. He’s currently involved in building the Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure in Telecom Italia’s network. He was involved in R&D focused on Cloud technologies, applied to operators’ fixed/mobile networks. He is responsible for assessing and testing new commercial and open source SDN/NFV solutions. He has been participating to several EU-funded Integrated Projects in the Future Internet area. In the past, he followed the conformance and performance testing of innovative products for the Mobile Core Network (GPRS/EPC). He was involved in several standardisation activities in WiMAX Forum and IETF, in the area of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks and IP mobility.