Adam Kapovits is Project and Programme Manager. He joined Eurescom in 2000 and has more than 25 years of professional experience in academic and industry research. In the networking area he has managed a large number of studies and projects on topics which are of concern to the Eurescom member community of European telecom network operators and the European telecoms industry at large.
He has participated in a number of European research and technology development projects and co-ordinated the FP7 project CHANGE, and more recently the RERUM project focusing on “REliable, Resilient and secUre IoT for sMart city applications”. He was the co-chair of the IoT European research Cluster (IERC) activity chain on governance, security and privacy for two years. In parallel, Adam has managed a chain of projects for the European Space Agency focusing on the convergence of terrestrial and satellite communication. Adam was also the co-editor of the 5G PPP white paper on the energy vertical, which has high relevance for IoT. Adam is also one of the editors of the Springer book “Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Smart Cities: Urban Design to IoT Solutions”. Adam considers IoT as the emerging dominant application domain of 5G, next to content delivery. Thus Adam’s interest focuses on the 5G, satellite and IoT triangle.
Currently Adam coordinates the EU H2020 project Internet of Radio Light, a 5G PPP project that focuses on the integration of visible light communications technology with remote radio heads in 5G networks for improved indoor communication, and he leads the European Space Agency project SATis5 – Demonstrator for satellite terrestrial integration in the 5G context, which will provide a testbed also serving IoT applications.