CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

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

CW International Conference Committee

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)

CW International Conference Committee Chair

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 - The Future of Healthcare (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.


Muki Kulhan - Exec Digital Producer, BBC
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

Muki Kulhan is an award-winning Executive Digital Producer with over two decades creating interactive and groundbreaking content in the worlds of music, entertainment and tech innovation. After 10 years overseeing and growing MTV International’s digital platforms in the noughties, she now runs her own digital production arm Muki-International Ltd, creating exclusive social content/stunts, video, apps, websites, animation/gfx, VR/AR, live streaming and commercial business strategies for broadcasters, brands, A-List music talent, record labels, agencies and R&D/academic teams. As BBC’s Digital Exec for The Voice UK for Series 4 & 5, she produced the first-ever ‘series’ of 360°VR experiences for a flagship show, which earned kudos from peers and fans alike. This vast experience starting from early digital days to being a leading expert in her field as found Muki heading up regular speaking, moderating and youth-mentoring conferences and events around Europe, and producing experimental projects in the worlds of Mixed Reality, VR and AR.


James E. Marks - CTO, DoubleMe
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

James E. Marks is an experimental new media provocateur. Often described as ‘transformative tech tinkerer’, he creates award-winning social video edutainment, and immersive, mixed / virtual reality experiences. With over 20 years of hands-on collaborations with alternative, pop culture branded and unbranded entertainment. James is SVP and Head of UK Operations for DoubleMe, a Silicon Valley start-up pushing boundaries of holographic mixed reality, as well as the founder of PsychFi Lab & HACKSTOCK. At PsychFi, he collaborates with the biggest social video & moving image artists, exploring immersive tech, psychology, psychedelia & sci-fi culture. A BAFTA - VR Associate Group Member and Member, Judge, Honoree & Shortlisted - The Webby Awards / The Lovie Awards (IADAS) The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.


Edward Miller - Interactive Imagery Specialist (VR, AR & Photogrammetry), Scape Technologies
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

Having worked in the field of interactive imagery (VR, AR & 360 video) for the past 7 years, Edward is now working to build city-scale localisation technology for augmented reality at Scape Technologies.
Starting his first VR company whilst studying Philosophy & Psychology at university, Edward has created interactive content for the likes of BBC, Jaguar, UEFA, NBCUniversal, ESNP, Vogue, Save the Children, NHS, Daily Mail and Royal Ballet.
In 2014, Edward notably produced ‘Hong Kong Unrest’, the first 360-degree news documentary designed for virtual reality, which covered the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. Later in 2015, Edward helped form ‘Medical Realities’, a new startup based upon medical training in virtual reality. In February, Edward helped Medical Realities launch the first 360-degree capture of a medical procedure for VR.


Gareth Presch - Founder & CEO, World Health Innovations Summit
Track 3: Healthcare - The Future of Healthcare (14:15 - 15:15)

#hellomynameis Gareth Presch (Founder) CEO World Health Innovation Summit CIC ,holds a BA Hons in healthcare management. A problem solver and healthcare strategist who has experience working in public, private and voluntary healthcare settings in the NHS and abroad. Patient focused and quality driven. He advises business on social media, CSR and various other areas of community health. He supports a number of charities and is keen on the great outdoors.


Tony Sammut - Senior Research Manager, Vodafone R&D
Track 1: LP WAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

Tony joined Vodafone Group R&D in 2000 after completing a PhD in Mobile Satellite Communications at the Centre for Communications Systems Research at the University of Surrey. Over time he has worked to bring new technologies to Vodafone, from the optimisation of data (TCP, video streaming) over mobile networks, through the development of mobile IP voice and video services including IMS services and network architectures through to the creation of new IoT technologies for LPWA. He is now working in areas related to 5G and automotive.


Mike Short - Vice President, Telefonica
Debate: The next mobile infrastructure generation – transform from within or vulnerable to disruption with rocky times ahead? (12:30 - 13:15)

Dr Short has held positions in Electronics and telecommunications for 40 years. He has had experience with 5 Generations of Mobile technology and mobile data services including the establishment of a new 5G innovation centre based at Surrey University. He has been involved in mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years Innovation for business development in areas as diverse as Mobile TV, connected cars, smart metering, smart cities and emergency services. He is a former elected Chairman of the global GSM Association and UK Mobile Data Association, and a former President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - 2011/2102).


Ian Stewart - Director of Channel and Sales, IOT, Arqiva Ltd
Track 1: LP WAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

Ian is Director of Channel and Sales, IOT at Arqiva Ltd, with a background of Innovation value creation and strategy in Digital Technologies across FMCG, Telecoms, Devices and Digital Solutions spanning Consumer and Business sectors. Responsible for M2M & IoT Proposition, Portfolio Management, Partnerships and Sales in the UK, across IOT/M2M Managed Connectivity and Vertical Sector Solutions. Ian has worked in the Digital and Telecommunications sector for over 20 years and formerly held senior Marketing and Commercial positions at O2, Telefonica, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Three, Blackberry and Psion.


Dr Robert Tansley - Investment Director, Healthcare, Cambridge Innovation Capital plc
Track 3: Healthcare - The future of Healthcare (14:15 - 15:15)

Robert is Investment Director at CIC, a venture fund actively investing in the Cambridge (UK) cluster. His portfolio of investee companies includes Congenica, Inivata, STORM Therapeutics, Morphogen-IX, CMR, Exvastat, Microbiotica and Carrick Therapeutics. Prior to CIC, Robert spent 20 years in large pharma, the MHRA and VC backed companies including Arakis (sold to Sosei), Treague (Founder, CEO), Avilex Pharma (founding CEO) and KalVista (part of founding management team, listed on NASDAQ, November 2016). Robert qualified in medicine from UCL, and is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He holds an MBA (LBS, distinction) and an M.Phil in Biostatistics from the University of Cambridge.


Stephen Temple - Visiting Professor and Technical Secretary of the Strategy Advisory Board, University of Surrey 5G IC
Debate: The next mobile infrastructure generation – transform from within or vulnerable to disruption with rocky times ahead? (12:30 - 13:15)

Stephen Temple is visiting Professor at the Surrey University 5G IC and Technical Secretary of their Strategy Advisory Board. At an earlier period in his career at the DTI he was one of the creators of the GSM mobile revolution that propelled Europe to the forefront of mobile technology. His time at the DTI also included a stint on industrial policy. In the private sector he pioneered ntl’s (now Virgin) broadband Internet and become MD of their networks division. He was later director of special projects in Vodafone's HQ Corporate Strategy.


William Webb - CEO, Weightless SIG
Debate: The next mobile infrastructure generation – transform from within or vulnerable to disruption with rocky times ahead? (12:30 - 13:15)

William is CEO of the Weightless SIG, the standards body developing a new global M2M technology. He is a Director at Webb Search, an independent consultancy, and President of the IET. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research across all areas of Ofcom’s regulatory remit. He also led some of the major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review, the development of Spectrum Usage Rights and most recently cognitive or white space policy. Previously, William worked for a range of communications consultancies in the UK in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy development.
William also spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. William has published 14 books, over 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey University, a Board member of Cambridge Wireless, other oversight Boards and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. His biography is included in multiple “Who’s Who” publications around the world. William has a first class honours degree in electronics, a PhD and an MBA.


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