Ms Lombardi is working for Telecom Italia where she is responsible for Digital & Ecosystem Innovation with a focus mainly 5G, softwarization (NFV, SDN, but also eSIM), AI, digital twins, blockchain.
She started her carrier in software development in object oriented language then won a European contest at the European Space Agency (Noordwijk, The Netherlands) which expanded her experience to satellite radiometry. She landed in the mobile telecommunication business in 1996 where she has taken up several roles with increasing managerial responsibilities in the Technology Department, in the Commercial Department and in Strategy Department.
Her experience includes project management for major cross-functional activities, profit & loss responsibilities for roaming, start-up acceleration development, innovation management, industry relations, partnership and ecosystem development.
She has had leadership roles in international groups of the GSMA, has been on the Board of startups and on the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Telecom Italia, and is currently serving on the International Board of GTWN, on the Technology Group of the GSMA and on the Big Data Committee of ISTAT.
Ms Lombardi received a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Rome with a thesis on an original research project studying infrared radiometry for advanced robotics.