The Future is Exciting: Ready?

Big Data at Vodafone - Workshops Industriali di Mercoledì @DISI
7 novembre 2018
7 novembre 2018

Hour: 13.30 to 14.30 pm
Venue: Via Sommarive 5 - Polo Ferrari 1 (Povo, TN) - Room A103


  • Alberto Montresor, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science



In the workshop we will go through the definition of what Big Data is and the new world of opportunities that it brings with it. We will show an overview of the technologies upon which Big Data leverages (Hadoop, Kafka...) and thanks to which Big Data can today be highly scalable and valuable.

The way Vodafone’s customers use data is as varied as it is complex. So everything Vodafone does to drive Big Data forward is summed up in the mission statement: think big, start small, scale fast. This is done through the implementation of digital solution that delivers predictive, proactive and personalized experience for each of Vodafone’s millions customers.

We will also talk about how being an Agile organization and how the Scrum framework permits to develop and sustain complex products thanks to the mantra try and fail fast applying the scientific method of empiricism.

A perfect opportunity to discover both the world of Big Data in a Digital Telco and the opportunity we offer. After the workshop we will remain in the university in order to know you better!

About the Speakers

Alain Pascal, is a Telecommunication Engineer graduated at University of Trento with a Master thesis concerning Remote Sensing algorithm for the automation of GPR image processing. He has been working in Vodafone Italy since 2012. He started his professional career in Network department working on Mobile Access Network Design and Optimization. Since January 2017 he is working on the Design and Delivery area of Technology Big Data team which he carries on by means of Agile methodologies.

Arianna Passarini, is part of the Resourcing and Employer Branding team, one of the team of Vodafone Italy HR Department. She has an academic background in Management of Human Resources and Labour Studies at the University of Milan.

About the company

Vodafone Italia is part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, with 535.8 million mobile customers and 19.7 million fixed broadband customers. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 18 markets.

Vodafone, which was selected to conduct 5G trials in the Milan metropolitan area as part of tests conducted by the Ministry for Economic Development, recently achieved the first 5G data connection in Italy, reaching speeds of up to 2.7 Gbps, using frequencies in the 3.7-3.8 GHz portion of spectrum.

During the first half of 2017, Vodafone rolled out its Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) throughout Italy, as part of a plan to invest over €10 million.

In November 2017, Vodafone also announced its entry into the IoT consumer market, with the global launch of ‘V by Vodafone’ in Italy, the UK, Germany and Spain.

Vodafone is present in the video content market with Vodafone TV, the service that offers traditional TV, on-demand content and Internet TV on a single, integrated platform.

Through our convergent offering of 4G and Fibre, cloud services, Mobile Analytics and IoT, Vodafone is partnering businesses and public sector entities in their digital transformation.

Vodafone employs approximately 7,000 people in Italy, including 2,500 providing customer care through our 8 Competence Centres located around the country. With over 3,500 staff having the freedom to choose to work from a remote location one day a week, Vodafone operates one of the biggest Smart Working programmes in Italy in terms of the number of employees involved.

Vodafone has recently launched a vast international future jobs programme to help 10 million young people find work using the “Future Jobs Finder” platform

For more information, please contact comm.disi [at] 

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The Future is Exciting: Ready?