Dr Terry Norman

Director & Co-Founder

 

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Terry is a true strategy consultant. His research interests lie in the area of transformational change enabled by digital technologies, in particular the role that IoT enabled technologies play in the creation of citizen-centric smart/sustainable cities, the connected home and car and the connected high street.

After an initial 15 years spent in the British Army, Terry read for a degree in engineering at UCL followed by an engineering doctorate (specialising in Radio Frequency Identification Devices) at the University of Manchester. Since 1999 he has operated as a consultant helping clients to evaluate the business opportunity represented by a variety of mobile communication technologies including RFID, M2M and more recently IoT.

Terry has led numerous research projects, and produced a wide variety of reports, on the economic viability of business propositions leveraging digital technologies.  Although he has a strong academic background, he is not a pure technologist, as his expertise is focussed equally upon technology and the business case.  He enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams where he is able to communicate effectively with both technologists and business audiences – enabling dialogue around the true costs and potential value of initiatives regarded as innovative from a technical perspective. 

Contact Terry: terry.norman@wirelessexplorers.com

Andrew Parkin-White

Associate Consultant

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Andrew is a proven telecommunications industry professional with extensive experience in the sector. During his 25-year career, he has gained a deep understanding of the strategic and operational issues facing the wireless industry. He is an accomplished senior executive with a strong track record of working in senior operations roles for operators and vendors, combined with a first-class research and consultancy background.

Andrew is the former Managing Director of the Analysys Mason Research Division and leader of its global research businesses. In this role, he developed and implemented growth plans, delivering significant top line revenue growth and substantial margin improvement and oversaw two successful acquisitions.

In a previous role, Andrew was the Managing Director of Ovum ́s Consulting business, Executive Board Director of the Ovum Board and, previously, leader of its wireless businesses. He had global responsibility for growing revenues and led a team of 50 consultants in five global offices.

Andrew has also held managerial roles in strategic planning and marketing with organisations including BT, Marconi and Orange and was a Principal Consultant at KPMG before moving to Ovum.

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Jussi Kähtävä

Associate Consultant

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Jussi's main area of interest is spectrum sharing through TV White Space technologies and Authorised Shared Access. He is also helping a major ICT company in developing LTE-based solutions for M2M applications.

He has two decades of experience in 3G and 4G radio technology standardization and regulation. Most recently he was responsible for Nokia’s global technology policy on future radio systems, with particular focus on the regulatory aspects of new technologies such as cognitive radio. He has developed an extensive insight into strategic issues related to spectrum use.

For 18 years he held various positions with Nokia in Finland, the USA, over a decade in Japan, and recently in the UK. His experience in telecommunication standards goes back to 1999 in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) where he participated to the Radio Access Network (TSG RAN) Working Group 1 (physical layer) work until 2006, and he also acted a number of years as Nokia main delegate in RAN WG1. Afterwards, he contributed to IMT-Advanced process and development in ITU Radio Communications Sector (ITU-R) Working Party 5D during 2006-2010, helping define the requirements for next generation mobile broadband services. On regulatory area he has a long experience and exposure to Japan, China and Korea.

Jussi holds a Master of Science Degree in Electric Engineering (1995) from Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

Professor William Webb
CEO Weightless SIG, President IET 

Associate Consultant

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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 – Europe’s largest Professional Engineering body.

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 and subsequently sold to Huawei in 2014. 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 13 books, over 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey and Southampton Universities, an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin, 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. He can be contacted at wwebb@theiet.org.