CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Paul Ceely - Head of Mobile Network Strategy, BT
Track 4: Transportation - Session title to be confirmed (14:15 - 15:15)

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Paul has worked in network strategy and IP networking for over 16 years and has held a number of influential roles for market-leading fixed and mobile telecommunication providers. He is currently Head of Mobile Network Strategy for BT, focusing on continuing mobile leadership for the EE network, and now looking at the future opportunities as part of BT, including convergence, 5G and IoT.
Paul has been responsible for developing, driving and communicating the medium to long-term Network Strategy for EE since its formation in 2010 from the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, and was instrumental in the strategy and planning that underpinned EE’s highly successful 4G launch in 2012, almost a year before its nearest competitor. Since the launch of 4G, Paul has continued to drive EE’s competitive advantage on network coverage and technology, including identifying the opportunity and developing the strategy for the 4G-based Emergency Services Network.
Paul joined T-Mobile in 2005 in the UK network transport team, and has been working on LTE since 2008, when he developed the end-to-end transport architecture and strategy as part of the Deutsche Telekom Group programme.


David Crawford - Professor, Ravensbourne
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

CW International Conference Committee

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex and Ravensbourne in the UK, with interests in next generation networks and 'beyond HD' multimedia services. He is well known in the engineering and business fraternities, having worked for over 40 years in the telecoms and broadcast industries and academia. David lectures on 'ICT', 'Networks' and 'Broadcast Technology', and is Director of a small high tech start-up in France. He also runs his own technical consultancy company, and chairs and presents regularly at technical and business conferences. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, a Board and Council Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), and is Executive Producer for the annual IBC Multimedia Conference in Amsterdam.


Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless
Keynote - Session title to be confirmed (10:00 - 11:00)

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Simon joined Real Wireless in January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer, taking overall technical responsibility across the company. He is currently chairman of the Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless Conference Organising Committee and Small Cell SIG Champion. In recent times his focus has been on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030. Simon spent 20 years working in the design and development of technical telecoms infrastructure. Beginning his career in technology demonstrators at Racal Radar Defence Systems, he moved to Telecoms Modus in 1999 to play a key role in the development of 3G products. In 2006 he established a core architecture team that helped develop the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI).


Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting
Track 1: LP WAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

CW International Conference Committee

For the past twenty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of The Essentials of Short Range Wireless - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.


Collette Johnson - Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Plextek
Track 3: Healthcare - Session title to be confirmed (14:15 - 15:15)

CW International Conference Committee

Collette works for Plextek in medical business development, helping companies with their strategic positioning relating to product development. Previous to working at Plextek she worked at NHS innovations with a lead role in bringing together industry and clinical organisations for product adoption and also was the programme lead for the national SBRI healthcare programme.  Whilst in this role she focussed on the mHealth and telehealth space and developed a network bringing together; industry, clinical and academic stakeholders. She also worked in a strategic role in healthcare at Cambridge Consultants for world leading corporate organisations and highly innovative start-ups.


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