Prof. Antonia Maria Tulino, University of Naples Federico II


Over the last decade, the telecommunications industry has broken through some remarkable barriers, transforming the way we communicate and access information in our daily lives.
The promise of 5G is to provide yet another transformational step in expanding the possibilities of mobile networks: very high data rate for large number of users, simultaneous connections for massive number of IoT devices, intelligent network features that achieve near-instantaneous connectivity between people and/or machines, and edge computing capabilities to process information in real-time, are some of the key goals of the 5G digital transformation. 5G also promises to enable horizontal digital platform business models, where individual enterprises will be able to develop a variety of new digital services and applications in an ultra-connected way, while at the same time pushing the need to evolve the related enabled infrastructures.
This vision is already creating a tremendous hype in global business interest across several industries, with an expected 450Bn investment worldwide, and with Digital Enterprises spending up to 10 times more on digital services. Several verticals interested in this radical change include Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Logistics, Automotive, and Food & Beverage.
To date, however, the business digitization process still faces non-negligible challenges, including cultural drag towards digitization and lack of suitable skills to deal with such transformational change. A synergy between academia and industry is extremely important in order to create a workforce provisioned with highly specialized resources in areas of technical and business relevance, enriched with transversal and heterogeneous skills able to facilitate the digital transformation process and develop open innovation models to stimulate next-generation digital ecosystems.

Monday, August, 3rd
Italian time : 9:00-10:00
Chinese time: 15:00-16:00

Antonia Maria Tulino is a full professor at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. She held research positions with the Center for Wireless Communications, Princeton University, Oulu, Finland, and also with the Universita’ degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy. Since 2019, she is Research Professor at Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering NYU Tandon School of Engineering, also director of the 5G Academy jointly organized by the Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II and Capgemini leader in digital transformation. She has received several paper awards, including the 2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory. She was recipient of the UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence from 2018 to 2019 and selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the Frontiers of Engineering program in 2013.