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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: 10:00 – 14.00 (CET)

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

The conference, specifically, will deal with the topic of the future of telecommunications in the digital context, and will see the participation and intervention of leading experts in the sector at national and European level, including Roberto Viola, General Director of DG Connect.

The speakers’ speeches will focus on market and regulatory challenges, dealing in particular with the issue of net neutrality.

For further information and to register, please contact:







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.

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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).



10:00 Greetings and remembrance of Franco Morganti
10:30 Introduction
  • The challenges of the market: telecommunications in the digital transformation
  • The challenges of regulation: net neutrality
11:00 Keynote Speech

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

11:30 Industry Round-Table
12:45 The Role of Agcom
13:00 Conclusions
Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
3rd March 2023
Rome, Italy

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