Speaker profile

Matteo Gatta

Director Technology Strategy & Innovation

Matteo holds the position of Director Technology Strategy & Innovation at Proximus (www.proximus.com, previously Belgacom). Matteo leads largest investment files in networks, platforms/IT and products/services incubation. His current responsibilities include technology strategy, spectrum, tecno-economics, incubation of new digital experiences, partnerships, corporate venturing and innovation incentives linked to R&D.

His current focus is on digital technologies (Enco.io), advanced data analytics applied to network investments, AI/machine learning applied to Telco, 5G investment plan and use cases development, Software defined access (bonding), Edge computing, SD-Wan and Telco Cloud.

Prior to his current role, Matteo covered several executive positions within Corporate Strategy, driving M&A files, partnerships and moves in growth markets. Matteo led Scarlet (www.scarlet.be) through post acquisition transition period driving commercial and operational synergies. Previously Matteo led marketing and product management at BICS (www.bics.com), seeding and growing carrier mobile data business. Matteo started his career with hands on experience in software development, product development and program management.

Matteo is Board Member of BICS, Tessares and is founding director of LoRa Alliance (IOT). In the past Matteo held several Board positions in SME or startups, including Scarlet (AltNet Telco) and Tunz (Mobile Payment, Ingenico).

Matteo has University Degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering with full marks from University of Pavia (Italy), a Master in Information Technology from Polytechnic of Milan with full marks and holds an Executive Master in Finance at Solvay – ULB – Brussels (A score).

Matteo is fluent in English and Italian, business level of Dutch and elements of French. Matteo is married with 3 children. He has double Italian and Belgian nationality.

“With rollout of network technologies at higher levels of sophistication, AI is a necessary aspiration to remain competitive and to deliver acceptable ROI. If Technology claims drive expectations higher, realising the benefits is arguably the most challenging yet fascinating journey towards networks of the future.”