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3rd March 2023

IIC Italy Chapter Event – Telecommunications in the Digital Transformation / Market and Regulatory Challenges – in person

Chapter event

Date: 3 March 2023
Time: 09:30 – 13.00 (CET)

The workshop, held on 3 March in Rome, was an event to commemorate Franco Morganti.

The conference dealt with the topic of the future of telecommunications in the digital context, and saw the participation and intervention of leading personalities in the sector at national and European level, including Roberto Viola; General Director of DG Connect, Minister Adolfo Urso, representatives of the Italian Government, National Regulatory Authorities (NRA’s) and senior national representatives from leading telecommunications companies.

Speakers focused on market and regulatory challenges, dealing in particular with the issue of net neutrality. Please see here for the agenda and confirmed speakers.

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We are delighted to announce that IIC members are invited to speak at this event.

For interested participants, please email before 15 November 2021 with an indication of your preferred discussion panel:

  • Economics, Finance, Labour
  • Society, Culture, Environment
  • Law, Democracy, Institutions

Please kindly note, only successful participants will be notified by the end of November.

IIC Italy Chapter Event report

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Keynote Speech

Roberto Viola (Dr) Director General, DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology), European Commission

Roberto Viola is Director-General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.

Dr Viola was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015. He served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG). He held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.

From 1985 to 1999 he served in various positions including Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Dr Viola holds a Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).



Andrea Biondi Vicecaposervizio, Il Sole 24 Ore

Bio coming soon …….

Antonio Manganelli Professor of Antitrust and Regulation at LUMSA University of Rome

Mr Antonio Manganelli is professor of Antitrust and Regulation at LUMSA University (Rome, Italy). Since March 2021, Mr Manganelli has worked as Advisor to the Italian Minister of Economic Development on policies for telecom, media, and digital markets. Mr Manganelli previously served in other public institutions, i.e., the Italian Regulatory Authority for Telecom, Media, and Postal sectors (AGCOM); the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the European Commission, at the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC); the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the Research department at the Italian Central Bank (Banca d’Italia).

Mr Manganelli was also research associate at the European University Institute, in Florence (Italy), where he coordinated the Florence School of Regulation and the Centre for media freedom and media pluralism. Mr Manganelli holds a M.Sc. in Political Science and Economic Policy and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from the University of Siena (Italy).


Augusto Preta (Dr) President, IIC Italian Chapter; CEO, ITMedia Consulting

Augusto Preta is a consultant, economist and market analyst, with long-established experience in the field of content media and digital markets. As Founder and CEO at ITMedia Consulting, he has assisted and advised for almost 30 years, public institutions, authorities and major companies in media, telecommunications and the internet industries.

Mr Preta is Member of the SIE (Società Italiana degli Economisti).  He has been a visiting professor on Media Economics at Urbino University, Sassari University e Università Cattolica di Milano for almost 20 years, and has been involved in many research projects, writing influential papers and cooperating with organisations such as: Aspen Institute, European Law and Economics Society, Luigi Einaudi Foundation. He is author of “Economia dei contenuti” (2008) and “TV and relevant markets” (2013). He co-authored with Gerard Pogorel the Fondation Robert Schuman research report  “Convergence in Media and Telecom in face of Covid-19” (2020).

Mr Preta is a member of the IIC Board of Directors and President of the Italian Chapter.


Benedetto Levi CEO, Iliad Italia

Bio coming soon …..

Chris Chapman President, International Institute of Communications; Chairman, Nihilent Australia Pty Limited

Chris Chapman was appointed President of the International Institute of Communications on 1 April 2016. He is also Chair of the IIC Nominations Committee.

Mr Chapman previously held the position of Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). He was appointed in February 2006 and was re-appointed for a 2nd five year term in October 2010 until April 2016. He was appointed an Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in September 2007.

Mr Chapman is a seasoned executive with experience in the media, broadcasting and film, internet, telecommunications, sports rights and infrastructure development worlds.

Before joining ACMA, Mr Chapman held a number of senior management positions with the Seven Network, Stadium Australia Management, Optus and Babcock & Brown. He has also been the Chairman of Film Australia and Sports Vision Australia, and a previous member of the National Film and Sound Archives’ Advisory Council.

Mr Chapman has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and has completed the Harvard Business School AMP program.

Francesco Graziadei Adjunct Professor, Università LUISS Guido Carli

Bio coming soon

Gianluca Corti Co-Ceo, Wind Tre

Bio coming soon …..

Mario Rossetti CEO, Open Fiber

Bio coming soon ……

Massimiliano Capitanio Commissioner, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM)

Bio coming soon …..

Pietro Guindani President, Vodafone Italia

Bio coming soon …….

Pietro Labriola CEO, TIM Group

Bio coming soon ……

Raffaele Giarda International Partner, Baker McKenzie

Raffaele Giarda co-heads the IPTech and Corporate/M&A practices in the Firm’s Italy offices. He has contributed articles to law journals, and often moderates and speaks at Italian and international conferences and seminars on tech legal and regulatory issues.

Mr. Giarda is a lecturer at the University of Rome as well as at the Italian National School for Public Administration. He joined the Firm in 1989 and became partner in 1999.


09:30 Reception & Welcome Refreshments
10:00 Greetings and tribute of Franco Morganti

Augusto Preta, President, IIC Italian Chapter
Chris Chapman, President, IIC
Nicola Morganti
Enzo Cheli
Maurizio Dècina
Umberto de Julio
Sandro Frova

10:40 Opening Address

Massimiliano Capitanio, Commissioner, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) / IIC Italy Chapter

The challenges of regulation: Net Neutrality
Francesco Graziadei, Adjunct Professor, Università LUISS Guido Carli / IIC Italy Chapter

Network Neutrality in a Comparative Perspective
Raffaele Giarda, International Partner, Baker McKenzie / IIC Italy Chapter

Market challenges: telecommunications in the digital transformation
Antonio Manganelli, Professor of Antitrust and Regulation at LUMSA University of Rome / IIC Italy Chapter

11:15 Keynote Speech

Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology), European Commission

11:45 Industry Roundtable

Andrea Biondi, Vicecaposervizio, Il Sole 24 Ore

Gianluca Corti, Co-Ceo, Wind Tre
Pietro Guindani, President, Vodafone, Italy
Pietro Labriola, CEO, TIM Group
Benedetto Levi, CEO, Iliad Italia
Mario Rossetti, CEO Open Fiber

13:00 Conclusion

Sen. Adolfo Urso, Minister of Industry and Made in Italy

Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
3rd March 2023
Rome, Italy
The Spazio Europa
Via IV Novembre, 149 - Roma

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