Elio Salvadori received the "Laurea" (M.Sc.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 1997 with a thesis on WDM-based passive optical access networks developed during a one-year stage in CoreCom, a research lab funded by Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi. He has been working as network planning engineer in Nokia Networks and Lucent Technologies until 2001, when he decided to join the novel Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell'Informazione of the University of Trento, thanks to a three-years doctoral grant. Along with his PhD career, he has been collaborating as a consultant with the Advisory Committee "Comitato Provinciale per le Telecomunicazioni" of the Autonomous Province of Trento. In March 2005 he received the PhD degree with a thesis on traffic engineering in dynamic optical networks. He joined CREATE-NET in May 2005. He has been leading the Engineering and Fast Prototyping (ENGINE) are from January 2008 to June 2012. He is now CEO of Trentino NGN Srl and acts as Senior Advisor within CREATE-NET, by leading the team on Software-defined networking.