Antonio Manzalini received the M. Sc. Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico of Turin (Italy) and the Ph.D on Computer Science and Networks from Télécom SudParis and Université Pierre & Marie Curie – Sorbonne Universités (France). In 1990 he joined Telecom Italia (CSELT) with the goal of contributing to the development of future transport networks. In this mainstreasm of activities he has been active in ITU as Rapporteur (1996-2000). He has been involved, with leading roles, in several EURESCOM and EU-funded Projects (e.g., in the FP5, FP6 and H2020 Frameworks). In 2003 he has been appointed as member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya.In 2008 he has got the International Certification of Project Manager by PMI. He has been the leader of two EIT-Digital funded projects on SDN and NFV infrastructures (2010-2012). In 2013 he has been the Chair of the IEEE initiative on Software Defined Networks (2013-2016). Currently, he is joining the Board of IEEE Comsoc Industry Committee. He has been Chair of the several IEEE Conferences. He owns seven patents. His results have been published in more than 130 of technical papers and publications. His interests in TIM concern SDN and NFV, Cloud vs Multi-Access Edge Computing for 5G, Future Internet and Quantum Communications.