Chiara Mazzone

Programme Officer | Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking |

Chiara is Programme Officer at the Smart Networks and Services JU (SNS JU), the EU Joint Undertaking which facilitates and develops European industrial leadership on 5G and 6G, where she also coordinates the communication activities and actively works on sustainability. Over the last 15 years Chiara worked in the public and the private sector, both at local and EU level. At Vodafone Group, she gained extensive experience in company projects management and got insights into the latest business and technology developments. While serving at the EU Commission, she helped designing EU investments in start-ups and innovative technologies - Fintech, Blockchain and 5G. Working in DG CONNECT Telecoms Investment Unit, she contributed to setting-up the Connecting Europe Digital Facility programme and the funding opportunities for 5G in local communities. She was part of the EU negotiating team on Resilience and Recovery Funds, handling digital reforms and investments. Working for the French regional and local authorities, she supported universities and businesses to apply for EU R&I and ICT funds while at the helm of the Région Sud EU Office. At the start of her career she assisted a Director General of a French local authority, taught Administrative Law in Sciences Po Paris, where she graduated in EU Affairs, Law and Economics.

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