Telefonica I+D (Spain)
Dr Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them. During this period he was appointed as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission.
Diego is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network mamagement, new network architectures, and network security. Diego chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization and the NFVRG within the IRTF, and is connected with several other standardization and open-source activities related to Software Networks.
Apart from this, Diego is a more than acceptable iberian ham carver, and extremely fond of seeking and enjoying comics, wines, and cheeses.