Livia RosuChair of Marketing at GiGaWIRE Alliance
Livia Rosu is the Chair of the Marketing Working Group of the HomeGrid Forum and joined the Board of Directors in 2014. The Forum supports the deployment of G.hn, the globally recognized Gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards and designed for bandwidth-intensive and real-time applications. Livia is a Computer Science engineer with 18 years of business development experience in the telecommunications industry, dedicated to semiconductors and the standardization of revolutionary technologies ranging from Smart Cards to Smart Cities. Livia joined Marvell Semiconductor, a US-based leading fabless semiconductor company with expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, in 2010. At Marvell Livia managed strategic marketing and competitive positioning of G.hn, working closely with system vendors and carriers that require Plug & Play networking capabilities. In 2017 Livia joined MaxLinear, a leading US provider of high-performance radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure markets, when it acquired Marvell’s G.hn business unit. Livia has built a strong knowledge of industry associations having served 8 years as Internet Business Development Officer and head of External Relations for ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in France until 2006, as strategic signatory of 68 Co-operation Agreements with standards development organizations and alliances among which ITU, IPv6 Forum and IETF. Before HomeGrid Forum Livia also acted as Chair of PSO Protocol Council of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and Member of the Interim Steering Group (ISG) by the EC-POP (European Commission Panel of Participants in Internet Organisation and Management), for the creation of the “Dot EU” Top Level Domain and Member of the ISOC-AC (Internet Society Advisory Council), in charge of open standards and protocols for the Internet administration. Livia received a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from EDHEC Business School in France in 1999. She holds a Master in Computer Science and Internet Security (M.Sc., 1997) and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Automation Engineering and Network Management (B.Sc., 1996) from Polytechnic University of Romania with scholarship award from France. Livia is fluent in 6 languages.