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Matteo Gatta
Technology Strategy & Innovation Director at Proximus


Matteo holds the position of Director Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships for the newly created Network Business Unit at Proximus (, previously Belgacom). He is responsible for strategy and investment plan, leads strategic partnerships, such as mobile sharing and Fiber partnerships, and steers technology developments in networks and platforms. In his current scope, Matteo has complete responsibility on mobile networks and services, including 5G and Spectrum.

Matteo fosters collaborations with start-ups and scale-ups in value chain spaces which are strategically relevant to Proximus. His current focus is on digital technologies, advanced data analytics applied to network investments, AI/machine learning applied to Telco, 5G investment plan and use cases development, Software defined access (bonding), Edge computing, SD-Wan and Telco Cloud.

Prior to his current role, Matteo covered several executive positions within Strategy, driving M&A files, partnerships and moves in growth markets. Matteo led Scarlet ( through post acquisition transition period driving commercial and operational synergies. Matteo led marketing and product management at BICS (, seeding and growing carrier mobile data business. Matteo started his career with hands on experience in software development, product development and program management.

Matteo is Board Member of BICS, Proximus Luxembourg (Tango – Telindus), Tessares and is founding director of LoRa Alliance (IOT). In the past Matteo held several Board Positions in SME or startups, including Scarlet (AltNet Telco) and Tunz (Mobile Payment, Ingenico).

Matteo has University Degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering with full marks from University of Pavia (Italy), a Master in Information Technology from Polytechnic of Milan with full marks and holds an Executive Master in Finance at Solvay – ULB – Brussels (A score).

Agenda Sessions

  • Shaping Business Models in the Convergence Era