Stefano Giordano is full professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa where he is the responsible of the Telecommunication Networks Laboratories giving lectures both at the University of Pisa and the Italian Navy Academy. He is senior member of the IEEE Comsoc and was Chair of the Communication Systems Integration and Modelling (CSIM) Technical Committee. He is member of IFIP WG 6.3 (Performance Evaluation of Communication Systems) and of the ISOC (Internet Society) since its foundation in 1992. He is member of CNIT (the Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications) and of the GTTI (Group for Telecommunications and Information Theory). He was member of the board of governors of the italian Chapter of ISOC and of the CQR and TACTILE INTERNET TC. He founded with Juniper Networks the first European Juniper Networks Higher Learning Center. He was/is reviewer of the NSF in USA, of the EU, of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, of Italian Ministry of Research (member of the “albo” of experts of the Ministry of Economic Development). He is author of more that 300 papers on peer reviewed international conferences and journals on the practical and theoretical aspect of modern networking including SDN, NFV and IoT. He was the responsible for the participation of the University of Pisa to the Euro-NGI (Next Generation Internet in Europe) Network of Excellence. He is member of the PhD council on Information Engineering of Univ of Pisa. He was member of the spin-off committee of the University of Pisa. From the research activities of his group two spin-off companies (Nextworks and Netresults) were created. He was co-founder of the CUBIT consortium where he is now President of the board.