Dr. Simone Mangiante
Dr. Simone Mangiante is a research and standards specialist in Vodafone Group, UK. His main research interests are computer networks, SDN, cloud architecture and NFV. He received his PhD in Computer Networks in 2013 from the University of Genoa in Italy, working on Carrier Ethernet management using the SDN paradigm. He then spent three years with Dell EMC in Ireland as a senior research scientist, where he managed European projects focusing on SDN (FP7 Marie Curie SOLAS) and network transport (H2020 NEAT). He led the design and deployment of a virtualised industrial IoT testbed and he secured more than 500000 euro in H2020 EU funding. In Vodafone he focuses on MEC architecture, life cycle management and orchestration aspects of MEC, edge cloud to public/private cloud integration and distributed cloud technologies for 5G.