Judges 2020

Discover which industry experts have joined the 2020 judging panel.
Robin Davis, Executive Director, Actica Consulting

Robin Davis is an independent advisor and technology advocate, who has advised government bodies and many public safety agencies around the world on the deployment of large scale leading edge technology projects and programmes. Specific to mission critical communications he has a detailed understanding of operational systems, LTE, TETRA radio, broadband and complex control room integration. His experience covers working across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He is a specialist in providing business case justification, benchmarking and procurement support for complex technology programmes and is currently advising various government, public safety, transport and utility organisations. Robin has held the role of Chairman of the TCCA Transportation Group for the last ten years.

Kevin Graham, Founding Director, Australasian Critical Communications Forum

Kevin graduated as an electronics engineer and has 40 years’ experience in project and systems engineering, sales/marketing, executive management and advisory roles to private and public multinational companies. For the last 17 years, he has run his management and engineering consulting company Global Digital Solutions. The majority of his working career has been in mission critical telecommunications across APAC and USA serving enterprise, industrial, mining, government, public safety, defence, rail/transport and utility sectors. Kevin was the founding chairman of Critical Communication Industry Associations in Australasia (since 2000) and North America (2012-2015). He was also past president and board member of the Australian Radio Site Owners and Users Associations (now ARCIA). He remains a director on the Australasian Critical Communications Forum and holds executive positions on the board of several companies in Singapore, Australia and specialist management advisory to private and public companies in Singapore, New Zealand and USA.

Iain Ivory, Founder and Partner, Hermitage Comms

Iain Ivory is an IT & telecoms specialist with over 30 years’ experience working with critical communications users. His current focus is providing support to government and public sector bodies to understand the impact of current and future technology trends, particularly in the areas of cloud adoption, migration and security, and has been involved in the evolution of new communications solutions through the TCCA Critical Comms Broadband Group (CCBG). He previously led the TETRA business of Motorola Solutions, overseeing the development of a broad range of TETRA terminals and actively involved in key TETRA projects in the UK, Europe, and Asia. Iain has been an active member of TCCA for almost 20 years and was a founding member of the TCCA Marketing Group.

Kai Rotermundt, Managing Partner, umlaut

Kai Rotermundt is managing partner of umlaut communications GmbH. He is in the mobile communications business since the beginning of the 90’s when GSM started its success story, coming up with an internship at Deutsche Telekom in the context of the last analog wireless service, the C-Network. After receiving his Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bremen, he proceeded to work for three German nationwide mobile network operators (E-Plus GSM, Broadnet WLL, MobilCom UMTS) with responsibilities in the fields of planning, rollout and operations. Finally, he was responsible for a German branch office. Starting in 2003 with the umlaut predecessor, since then and till now he was significantly involved into technical consulting, engineering and testing projects for the German first responders digital radio network. Under his guidance, umlaut has accompanied the development of critical communications mobile radio networks over the whole life cycle from requirements specification to operations in numerous countries worldwide since now.

Adrian Scrase, CTO & Head of MCC, ETSI & 3GPP

Adrian Scrase 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. He 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 standardization.

Ian Thompson, CEO, BAPCO

Ian joined British APCO in August 2016 after retiring from a successful 30 year career in the police service. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2016. With extensive experience in leadership and decision making, as well as a strong background in public safety communications and information technology, Ian has changed the focus of the association from blue light critical communications to a more inclusive membership involved in all areas of public safety technology and partnership.

Sandi Wendelken, Editor, RadioResource Media Group

Sandi Wendelken is editor of MissionCritical Communications and RadioResource International magazines. She has more than 25 years of wireless technology reporting and editing experience. Before rejoining RadioResource Media Group in 2005, Wendelken worked for Crain Communications as interactive manager and editor of RCRNews.com, the online news service of RCR Wireless News. From 1999 – 2002, she was editor of Global Wireless, also a Crain publication. Wendelken previously served as the editor of RadioResource International and the Public Safety Report within MissionCritical Communications from 1996 – 1999. Before that she covered the geographic information systems (GIS) market while working for GIS WORLD and Business Geographics magazines. She began her career as a reporter for the Junction City Daily Union newspaper in Kansas and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.