Alfredo Viglienzoni joins Skorpios from Ericsson’s IP and Broadband Unit, where he held multiple positions including Director of Business Development, Head of Strategic Programs, and Head of $1.2B Optical Product Business. His product responsibility included Ethernet transport nodes, multi service provisioning platforms, and photonic systems e.g. WDM for edge, metro and core applications. Prior to Ericsson, Alfredo was Head of Photonics for Marconi, at sites in the UK, Italy and Germany. He developed the first MultiHaul photonic platform, which has been widely deployed in many Core and Metro applications and grew from $40M in 2004 to $450M in 2006. During his career, Alfredo has also held both technical and senior management positions at companies including 3M, Pirelli and Cisco. He holds more than 10 unique patents and has published multiple papers on innovation and business management, material science and telecommunications. He received his degree in Physics from the University in Genova cum laude. He also got a post doc at University of Geneva and CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.