Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top global operators, announces that its CEO Elisabetta Romano has been elected as the Chair of the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) Board. The results of the election have been announced by GLF at the opening of the International Telecoms Week (ITW), the world’s largest gathering of global executives from across the telecoms and ICT infrastructure ecosystem.
The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum is a network of the leaders from the world’s largest international service providers whose primary objective is to provide leadership and direction for the industry by advocating common priorities that improve interconnectivity so that new digital services can be delivered at scale anywhere in the world. As GLF chair, Elisabetta will play a pivotal role in continuing to realise the collaborative work and strategic vision of its members.
“It is a great honour being elected as Chair of this prestigious association”, commented Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle. “As a member of the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum, over the last few years I have appreciated and fully shared the principles that drive its activity and the extraordinary work done in promoting development and transformation in an industry where ‘coopetition’ is key. During my tenure, I would like to contribute toward the creation of value for profitable growth of the industry. We haven’t exploited yet the full potential of the Edge, and we are still in the early days of Web3 and decentralized intelligence. We shall also intensify strategic alliances with industry organizations and create new streams of collaboration with technology vendors. I am sure that, bringing back technology to the core of the industry, we will do great things together and I am thrilled to do my part”.
Commenting on Elisabetta Romano’s appointment, Annabel Helm, Director of the GLF and GLF Community said: “On behalf of the GLF board members and wider GLF community, I would like to thank Elisabetta for taking on this role. The industry is at an inflection point and the actions and collaborative work undertaken within the GLF will play an increasingly important role in unlocking growth opportunities and building an effective ecosystem engagement strategy. Elisabetta’s experience working with different market segments and technologies in various leadership roles throughout her career will be a huge asset to the GLF and our work on behalf of our members”.
Elisabetta succeeds Laurinda Pang, President of Global Customer Success at Lumen, who served as the GLF Chair since 2020.
Sparkle is TIM Group’s Global Operator, first international service provider in Italy and among the top worldwide, with a proprietary backbone of more than 600,000 km of fiber spanning from Europe to Africa, the Americas and Asia. Leveraging its global IP, Data, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Data and Voice Platforms, Sparkle offers a full range of ICT solutions to Enterprises, Internet Service Providers, OTTs, Media and Content Players, Application Service Providers as well as Fixed and Mobile operators. Its sales force is active worldwide and distributed over 32 countries.
About ITW Global Leaders’ Forum
The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) is a network of the leaders from the world’s largest International ICT service providers, who convene to discuss strategic issues and to agree collaborative activities with the aim of upholding the principle of interoperability and ubiquitous international and technological coverage. The international wholesale industry is a critical part of the global ICT ecosystem, providing the backbone that enables digital services to be distributed around the world. The GLF’s primary objective is to provide leadership and direction for the industry by advocating common priorities that improve interconnectivity so that new digital services can be delivered at scale anywhere in the world. Please visit www.itwglf.com for more information.
Rome / Washington, 10 May 2022