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Roberto Viola

Director General

European Commission - DG CNECT

Director Viola (PhD in electronic engineering) has served as Director-General of DG CNECT from 2015, having been Deputy Director-General in 2012-2015. Before joining the European Commission he worked for the European Space Agency and AGCOM - Italian Communications Regulatory Authority - serving as Secretary General of the latter from 2004 to 2012. During his career he has written a number of scientific publications and created patents in the area of telecommunication systems research, navigation and broadcasting systems, as well as transmission systems.