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Mario Campolargo

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Net Futures

I am Director for "Net Futures" in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously I have been Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures" in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, I worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. I have a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Coimbra), a Master of Science in Computing Science (Imperial College London), a Post graduate in Management (Solvay Business School Brussels) and a European Studies Diploma (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve).


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Transforming Cities into Innovation Engines

Between 18 and 20 of November 2014 FIWARE stand was one of the most innovative and attended places in Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. This was where FIWARE put on show the most innovative developments for Smart Cities, with real services, demos, conferences and training sessions.


Spectrum requirements for 5G: we're just getting started!

I am pleased that the first EU workshop on spectrum requirements for 5G gathered almost 200 participants from Europe and beyond (replay available in webcast).

EuCNC2014: The Net-Tech EU pioneering research showground towards 5G – the place to be!

I was delighted to see so many experts and PhD students from the European research community on network technologies all together, that I like to call the EU's Net-Tech and 5G research pioneers, once again reunited with industry and policy-makers to discuss future trends, research results as well as funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme (have a look at the photo gallery).

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