Strategic advisory board

The strategic advisory board is fundamental to the running of 5GIC, incorporating both advisory and governance roles.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the strategic advisory board include the following key functions to agree on:

  • Core research themes and approve the core research projects identified by the University to be undertaken under the core research programme and generally advise on, and encourage good research practice (such as the appointment of industry mentors' to support specific research areas)
  • Principles around 5GIC IP exploitation and contributions to standards bodies if made
  • Appropriate mechanisms for the approval of the use of background IP in core research projects

The Strategic Advisory Board

The strategic advisory board is comprised of representatives from our members.

Chairman of the Board

Professor David Hendon
Visiting Professor

Board members

Aeroflex (Cobham)
Li-Ke Huang
Research and Technology Director

Aircom (TEOCO)
Dimitris Dernikas
Head of RAN Solutions

BBC
Chris Nokes
Principal Engineer - Distribution Core Technologies

BT
Paul Crane
Head of Wireless, Network Services and Sustainability

EE
Paul Ceely
Head of Network Strategy

Fujitsu
Sunil Vadgama

Huawei
Peiying Zhu
Fellow/Senior Director, Wireless Technology Lab

OFCOM
David Harrison - Principal Advisor Digital Media Technology
Steve Unger - Board member

Rohde & Schwarz
Ralph Gibbemeyer

Samsung
Howard Benn
Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs

Telefonica
Brendan O’Rourke - CIO
David Owens - Technology Strategist

Vodafone
Luke Ibbetson
Group R&D Director

Contact us

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Address
5G Innovation Centre
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH