Dr Roberto Viola
Dr Roberto Viola is Director-General of DG CONNECT (Directorate-General of Communication, Networks, Content, and Technology) at the European Commission. Previously, he was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT from 2012 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) between 2012 and 2013. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG). From 2005 to 2012 he held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004. Between 1985 and 1999 he served in various positions including as Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA). Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He has pioneered innovative communication systems, publishing more than 100 scientific papers and holding key patents in the sector.
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