Valeria D’Amico joined Telecom Italia in 2001, and has since worked in various corporate functions dealing with Network and Service Innovation, also in support of foreign subsidiaries, European Commission funded projects and International Standardization Bodies. She has been responsible for the Joint Open Lab department, in which she managed the innovation activities of eight TIM laboratories co-located at the most prestigious Italian universities.
Since 2013, she is responsible of the Joint Open Lab based in Catania, focused on driving innovation on the Internet of Things with an Open Innovation approach, working in close partnership with the industrial, academic and regional start-up ecosystem.
She is author of 8 patents, 40+ papers on international journals and various book contributions and has conceived, in collaboration with Olivetti, the model of innovation “Demo to the Customer”with the aim of generating market value starting from academic research, reducing the “time-to-market of an idea”. She has an Electronic Engineering degree from University of Catania and an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Managementin Milano