Nov. 5–6, 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Roberto Minerva

Telekom Italia, Italy

Roberto Minerva holds a Ph.D in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy.


Roberto is now in TILab of Telecom Italia in the Research Coordination group, working to create advanced scenarios derived from the application of emerging ICT technologies with innovative business models especially in the area of Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, Internet of Things, distributed computing, programmable networks, personal data and self-organizing networks. He held many responsibilities within Telecom Italia Lab: Innovative Architectures, Network Intelligence, Wireless Architecture and Business Services Area Manager.


Roberto has been also a contract Professor at Turin’s Polytechnics teaching a course on mobile services.

Roberto is the Chairman of the IEEE IoT Initiative aiming at creating within IEEE a large technical community and to leverage the knowledge and skills available within IEEE.


Since 1987 he has been involved in the development of Service Architectures for Telecom (TINA, OSA/Parlay and SIP), in activities related to IMS, and in the definition of services for the Business market (context-awareness, ambient intelligence and automotive). More recently his contribution is in the area of new architectures for the service provision with particular attention to data centric and user centric solutions. Under this perspective he is currently involved in Telecom Italia activities related to SDN, NFV, 5G, Big Data, architecture for IoT, and ICT technologies for leveraging new business models.

Roberto is authors of several papers published in international conferences, books and magazine.