Mirko Canno Soveri
I am from Tenerife, in the Canary Islands (Spain), son of a Finnish mother and a Spanish father. I graduated in the University of La Laguna in 2001 as an Electronics Engineer, having performed my master thesis about video coding techniques for wireless networks in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
I always felt the urge of seeing the world outside my island and I left in 2003 to work in Madrid for Vodafone, my first experience inside a big telecom corporation. After a brief experience as network operator in British Telecom I got a position of technical consultant for Telefónica R&D in a great variety of projects: participation in EU research projects (Daidalos, Ambient Networks), standardization activities in 3GPP and ETSI related to Fixed Mobile Convergence and LTE, consultancy on IMS (IP Multimedia System), and I was also Telefónica´s representative in the Technical Committee of the NGMN consortium (Next Generation of Mobile Networks).
Since I enjoyed immensely the multicultural environment in the international projects I participated in, I decided to move to The Netherlands in 2009 to work as a consultant in TNO (former KPN R&D). I continued following the work of several working groups in 3GPP and ETSI (3GPP SA1, 3GPP SA2, ETSI SES, ETSI ITS), but the main part of my work was dedicated to the study of the fast-evolving Machine to Machine technologies. I was a delegate in the ETSI TC Machine to Machine (M2M) for two years, where I had the chance of organizing one of their meetings in The Netherlands and also participated as a member of the Program Committee of the first Machine to Machine workshop held in Sophia Antipolis (October 2010).
I started working in ETSI Secretariat in March 2012, where I give technical support to the 3GPP groups SA3 and SA5.