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Luis-Rodríguez Roselló

Head of Unit "Network Technologies", DG CONNECT, European Commission

Luis Rodríguez-Roselló holds a degree of Telecommunications Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-UPM). After some years of professional activity as engineer at a private company and as full professor at the Faculty of Telecommunications Engineering at UPM in Computer Science and Control Systems, he was appointed Director of the R&D Department at the ITE (Institute for Technologies in Education) of the Ministry of Education & Science in Spain and later on Head of the International Department of the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial).

He joined the European Commission in 1989 as Head of Division in Directorate-General "Information Society and Media" responsible for the R&D Programme DELTA (Developing European Learning through Technological Advance). He was acting Director in 2003 and 2004 of Directorate "Emerging Technologies, Infrastructures & Applications". Domains of responsibility encompassed basic research (Future and Emerging Technologies), Grid Technologies, Research Infrastructures and application areas related to eInclusion and eWork. End 2004 he was appointed Head of the Unit "Networked Media Systems" and in 2010 Head of the Unit "Future Networks. In 2009-2010 he was also acting Director of Directorate "Converged Networks & Services", which addressed R&D and innovation on Future Internet (network architectures, communication technologies…), Software & Services, Cloud Computing, Media Systems and Internet of Things among other topics. He also co-chaired during that period the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership initiative of the European Commission. He is currently leading the Unit "Network Technologies", responsible for European R&D and innovation on mobile communications, optical networks, satellite communications, smart networks and future Internet architectures, including Content/ Information Centric Networks and Internet of Things.