5G Panel

Ericsson Innovation Day 2018 Conference, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 13:00

 Benoit Hanssen ,  Yossi Cohen, Attilio Somma

Benoit Hanssen is the Technology Director of Wind Tre SpA since December 31, 2016.

Benoit joined Wind Tre with the completion of the joint venture in 2016 by Vodafone Hutchison Australia where he held the position of CTO. He had previously led global managed services operations at Ericsson, and then he was again CTO at Hutchison Indonesia since 2007, where he oversaw the start-up and launch of the network.

Between 2001 and 2007, Benoit played a key role in the creation and development of Ericsson's managed services business. At that time, his duties were the management of the Telfort / O2 network in the Netherlands and the Bharti Airtel network in India. The latter led to the development of Ericsson's global network operations in India. He entered the telecommunications world in 1997 after working in the oil services industry for a few years. 

Benoit speaks 5 languages ​​(soon also Italian). He studied Electrical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University in Leiden.

Benoit was born in the Netherlands in 1971. He is married and has a daughter.

 Yossi  Cohen

Yossi Cohen

EVP & GM Ericsson North America


Yossi Cohen

Previously, Cohen was a Vice President & Global Head of Sales for Business Unit Radio at Ericsson HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. He also had served as the President & Representative Director of Ericsson Japan and the Head of SoftBank Business Division from 2009. In addition, Cohen was Head of the SoftBank Global Business Division, established in 2013.  

Prior to this, Cohen was the Head of Ericsson Israel, since 2005, serving as Head of Technology and later Head of the Business Division of Pelephone. 

While working at Ericsson, Cohen has gained a wide range of international experience and has been involved in various activities for Ericsson offices in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Turkey and the United States.

During his 20 years in the telecommunication industry, he has worked at Israel’s first mobile operator, as well as being part of the Israeli telecommunication technology centric startup Geotek while residing in Seoul, South Korea. 

Cohen was born in Israel. He holds degrees in electronic engineering and business administration.

Tomas Sandin

Tomas Sandin

Head of Mobile Access Strategy and Portfolio

Swisscom-Ericsson Joint Mobile Group

Tomas Sandin has been in the Mobile industry for 25 years spanning research, development, product management, strategy and customer engagement.
Last 2 years Tomas has been key contributor in Swisscom - Ericsson Joint Mobile Group where Tomas is responsible for Swisscom’s access strategy and Ericsson portfolio.

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