Alessandro Arrichiello is an EMEA Telco Solution Architect for Red Hat Inc. He has a passion for GNU/Linux systems, which began at age 14 and continues today. He worked on distributed cloud environments involving SaaS, PaaS (OpenShift & Kubernetes), IaaS (OpenStack), IoT/Edge Computing and Automation. He’s currently concentrating on Red Hat’s containerized middleware portfolio: API Mgmt, Integration Services, Business Rules Management and cloud-native development.Back to previous page
Peter Weichsel is Partner of Deloitte Consulting and leads the Digital Transformation service offering. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in digital and technology topics, as consultant, in line management roles as well as founder of various startups.
He is experienced in business transformation and technology strategy with specific experience in digital product management, innovation and architecture. Peter Weichsel supports in particular large corporates across various industry sector in their digital transformation. He has extensive international experience working frequently in Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa and India. Peter has frequently supported CTOs in defining mobile network technology roadmap and investment strategies but also led large cloud IT transformations.Back to previous page
Arnaud Vamparys, 49 years old, a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (X-Mines), joined the Orange Group in 1995 to work since in a number of positions in France, in the Netherlands and in Spain, within the mobile, internet and business markets.
As chief of engineering of Dutchtone, he built a new mobile network in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was CTIO for Spanish ISP Wanadoo which became number two on his market after Terra (Telefonica). From 2003 to 2007, he was the VP Products and Services Development for Orange Business Services (France Telecom, Transpac and Equant) creating the Orange Business Livebox a new multimedia router product line used today by more than 75% of the French business sites.
His next position was Orange Labs Mass Market VP and in charge of the group historical R&D site of Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris.
Arnaud Vamparys has been working three years between 2011 and 2014 as “Seamless Wireless Access” Group Strategic Program Director for Orange executive committee. Inside Conquest 2015, the strategic program objective was to become leader in mobile internet customer experience for Europe and Middle East Africa.
Since 2014, Arnaud Vamparys is Senior Vice President for Radio Networks inside Orange. He is as well 5G group champion since October 2017 coordinating different customer value creation initiatives on this new mobile network generation.
Robert A. Soni (Rob) is a leader at Nokia Bell Labs in the Access Lab. He supports the key technology leadership insertion opportunities from Bell Labs into commercial mobile networks product. Rob also serves as the co-CTO of Mobile Networks for Nokia. He leads a team of architects which drive insertion opportunities as well as develop and innovate on the next generation of Cloud RAN related solutions for cellular networks.
Rob started Lucent Technologies in ’98 as a Member of Technical Staff. He became a manager in ’03, and a director in ’09. When Lucent Technologies merged with Alcatel-Lucent, Rob led the CTO organization for the ‘small’ cells team within wireless networks. He also ran all architecture and system engineering efforts in Alcatel-Lucent. After the merger with Nokia, he led common architecture and system engineering efforts within Nokia. In ’18, he moved to Bell Labs to lead/assist portfolio insertion and innovation opportunities for Bell Labs.
Rob has a Master’s [’95] and Ph.D. [’98] in Electrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a BSEE in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Rob has also taught extensively at Columbia University (New York City, NY) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ) as an adjunct professor.Back to previous page
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector.
At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M. He has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification Groups accelerating market penetration of new technologies and has enabled the first Open Source group in ETSI.
Luis Jorge has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future. He has also successfully positioned the institute to take a leading role in 5G standardization through the 3GPP global partnership project and through initiatives such as ETSI’s Multi-access Edge Computing, Millimetre Wave Transmission and Network Functions Virtualization groups.
Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica’s participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of the Madrid-based Innology Ventures.Back to previous page