Adrian Scrase is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardisation.
He played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the project.
He was also principally involved in the formation of the “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative.
BBC News Technology
Rory has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time. He now covers technology for BBC television, radio and online. He also blogs regularly on “dot rory”, the BBC’s popular technology blog, and is a prolific tweeter – you can follow him at @ruskin147 or @BBCRoryCJ.
In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme ‘Tech Tent’ on the BBC World Service. He is also the author of “Dot.Bomb”, a critically acclaimed account of Britain’s dot com bubble.
He joined the BBC as a researcher on Look North in 1981, moving to London to work as a producer in the TV Newsroom and on Newsnight.
His on-screen career began as reporter for Wales Today, following which he moved to London as a reporter on Breakfast Time. He quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC’s output from the Money Programme to Newsnight and the Today programme to the Ten O’Clock News. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.
In 2000, he was briefly the BBC’s Internet Correspondent before returning to his post as Business and Industry Correspondent after the dot com bubble burst. At the beginning of 2007 he was appointed Technology Correspondent with a brief to expand the BBC’s coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society.
After the dot com crash of 2000, he wrote the book ‘Dot.Bomb: The Strange Death of Dot.Com Britain’, published in 2003 and describing the booming years of the rise and then fall in dot.com business in Britain. The Daily Telegraph described his book as ‘At times hilarious…captures perfectly the greed, conceit and plain stupidity of the time’.
In 2012, readers of T3 magazine voted Rory Gadget Personality of The Year. Whenever there is a new gadget, app or useful website to try, Rory is likely to be experimenting with ways of using the new tools in his journalism!
Rory studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Jesus College, Cambridge, and worked in Paris and Berlin before entering journalism.
Following Rory’s ongoing treatment for a cancerous tumour in his eye discovered in 2005, Rory has also recently announced he is also suffering from Parkinsons but he intends to continue working for as long as he is able and enjoying it. Rory is married with two sons, and lives in Ealing in West London
Senior Software Engineer
Angelene started her career as a graduate trainee. In 2013, she worked in the development of Digital Mobile Radio for Motorola Solutions (MSI). After a year, she was promoted and chosen to be part of a new team developing TETRA radios for MSI. She was mainly involved in bringing-through specific features for a key customer contract in Asia and Europe.
After that, Angelene became a Technical Lead for the Norway-Sweden common cross border feature, as well as the key liaison architect for MSI Penang, for standardisation and certification issues. As a feature architect, she is required to translate requirements as defined by the standardisation/certification bodies, alongside proposed modification to MSI’s current software to enable standards compliance. She is also required to constantly communicate with key stakeholders to ensure that the software being developed has the correct behaviour according to the standards and requirements.
She has won several awards, including Best Agile Team Practice and Best Technical Paper submission in MSI. She was also awarded TCCA Young Engineer of the year in 2019.
Ken is Directing Analyst in the critical communications team at Omdia (formerly part of IHS Markit). As a wireless technology analyst with more than 40 years of experience in the fire and rescue service, Ken provides insight into evolving public safety mobile broadband communications requirements and solutions.
He tracks the rapidly changing technology landscape for mission-critical and business-critical communications. These serve the emergency services as well as utilities, energy, and transportation enterprises. He examines ongoing and emerging trends, including 3GPP-based 4G/LTE, private LTE, public LTE services and emerging 5G mechanisms.
Head of Department - Safe Society, AI & 5G
Antti has been working in State Security Networks Ltd and VIRVE for 19 years, holding several positions during those years.
In his current role as Head of Department he is responsible for leading a project that to enable public safety users to migrate from narrowband TETRA to commercial broadband services.
Antti holds Master’s degree in economics and a Bachelor’s in information technology.
COO & Virve Operator
Jarmo Vinkvist joined Erillisverkot Group in 2005, working the first 4 years as VP and from 2009 as COO.
He has responsibility for operating the VIRVE network, which is a countrywide network in Finland for Public Safety Authorities.
Prior to Erillisverkot he worked from 1988 for Telecom Cable Industry (Nokia Group, and later Dutch companies NKF and Draka) including as CFO for a Telecom project in Sao Paulo state, Brazil from 1998 to 2000 and as CFO for a Telecom distributor company in Texas, USA from 2000 to 2002.
Vinkvist holds Master’s of Science (economics) and eMBA degrees. His military rank is Major (reserve) in the Finnish Defence Forces.
Dr Fidel Liberal
Coordinator of MCOP & MCS TaaSTING
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Fidel is a recognised expert in the mission critical communications environment. He currently works at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) where he leads different mission critical communications and 5G related R&D projects.
He is the coordinator of both Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) and MCS TaaSTING initiatives. He has served as technical expert in NG112 and the MCX Plugtests, and also co-founded two security and mission critical communications related spin-offs.
Service Delivery Manager
Transport for London
Thomas joined Transport for London in 2012 after working for Associated British Foods. At the latter, he assisted with the implementation of a new warehousing enterprise resource planning system for British Sugar and The Silver Spoon Company.
Since joining TfL, Thomas has worked on a variety of deliveries. Most notably, he played a key role managing the transition of TfL’s critical communications system from analogue to digital radio. New infrastructure was delivered to 9,500 London buses, 82 dispatch locations and ten base sites.
Thomas has recently been responsible for the implementation of the Surface Transport Push To Talk over Cellular service, which is fully integrated with the TfL digital mobile radio system.
Global Solutions Architect
Fabricio is Global Solution Architect of the Nokia Enterprise Strategy and Portfolio Management Unit. He is leading the solution architecture definition, partner ecosystem qualification, and value proposition development of next-generation emergency services communications platforms.
He has over 18 years of wireless and wireline network design experience. He also has experience in solution development, and in consulting with service providers and public safety agencies around the globe. He is a specialist in network and technology migrations.