8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium

Svetoslav Mihaylov, EC

European Commission

Svetoslav Mihaylov is a Scientific/Technical Project/Policy Officer in Unit H5 – Smart Cities and Sustainability at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. His area of responsibility is Sustainability of Data Centres.

The unit is charged with developing policy around ICT contributions to smart cities, and to delivering triple-bottom-line sustainability in response to societal challenges in resource efficiency, climate, transport and energy. It is also responsible for R&D activities on ICT and sustainability including energy-efficient buildings and cities, smart electricity grids, low-carbon transport and mobility, and efficient water management.

In the period 1999-2013, Svetoslav Mihaylov held different positions at the largest mobile/fixed telecom operator in Belgium Proximus (Belgacom Mobile SA)/Belgacom SA and was responsible for introducing new technologies, creating network solutions, defining the strategy and roadmap, etc.

Prior to this he worked on a contract for the European Commission’s DG XIII Telecommunications – the predecessor of the current DG CONNECT – and several other organisations/companies.

He has an MSc in Telecommunications from Technical University of Sofia (plus Technical University of Denmark), postgraduate diploma in Wireless Telecommunications from Oxford University and postgraduate credit in Political and Economic Systems from Georgetown University.

Svetoslav Mihaylov at Cloudscape VII

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:30 – 16:15  "Jobs and Growth in ICT - How H2020 can respond to the EU investment plan" session