has a degree in Information Science (University of Studies of Milan). He has extensive experience in ICT, mainly in control plane and network architecture definition. Paolo Comi works as Innovation Manager in the Italtel Innovation & Research department. He is actively involved in research and innovation projects about telecommunication, cloud, network function virtualization, service defined networking, smart grids, smart cities, and M2M / IoT. He contributes also to the definition of innovative products and the enlargement of company market perimeter according to cutting edge technologies and market needs. He is Certified Scrum Product Owner. He worked as product manager developing innovative products for IP multimedia interconnection and communication. He has experience in collaborative research and innovation European projects, as work package leader and task leader.