Marco Forzati holds a Laurea degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and a B.Sc. degree in Economics from Stockholm University. Marco has held various R&D positions at Saab Ericsson Space and Ericsson, as well as visiting scientist positions at TRLabs, and France Telecom R&D. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers, conference contributions and book chapters, and 3 patent applications. He has been managing a number of projects at RISE, and he has been involved in several European research projects in areas as diverse as fibre transmission, broadband access, techno-economics and business modelling. He is the initiator of and lead researcher in the digitalisation socio-economics research area. Dr. Forzati is the lead author of the European Commission's Guide to Broadband Investment and serves as broadband expert for Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, Smart and sustainable growth.