Cambridge Wireless (CW), the leading international community for companies involved in wireless and mobile, has elected new members to its board. Stephen Unger, Group Director and Board Member at Ofcom, was elected to the CW Board along with Graham Pink, CEO of Orbitil.
They join Director of Product Marketing at Iotic Labs Ltd Peter Whale who was re-elected for a further three years, along with William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG, Director at Webb Search and current President of the IET; John Haine, Innovation Coordinator of Wireless Technology at u-blox AG; Paul Ceely, Head of Network Strategy for EE; and Raj Gawera, VP Head of the Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre. The Board is chaired by CW Founding Director, Dr David Cleevely CBE, a serial entrepreneur and Founding Director and Executive Committee Member of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge.
“CW’s continued success and growth is achieved by harnessing the knowledge and skills of our Board and our members,” said Dr Cleevely. “It’s difficult to know where else you would find such a range of people who have such experience and hold such pivotal and influential roles in the wireless and mobile industry. We are delighted to welcome Stephen Unger and Graham Pink to the CW Board, who will play a key part in shaping the future of CW and supporting members.”
“The UK has a strong track record in developing new wireless technologies and, as we look to the future, this represents a great opportunity for economic growth,” said Steve Unger, who has been with Ofcom since its inception and has held a variety of senior roles, including Ofcom's Chief Technology Officer. “I have a particular interest in how regulation, and public policy more generally, can help. It is essential that organisations like Ofcom engage effectively with the commercial players at the forefront of innovation and CW continues to play a key role in bringing these organisations together.” Prior to joining Ofcom, Unger worked for several Cambridge-based start-ups and he still lives in the area. He has a Physics MA from Cambridge University and a PhD in Astrophysics from Jodrell Bank.
“Companies develop faster by learning from others and CW offers an ideal forum for this,” said Graham Pink. “CW's challenge is to drive awareness and debate around exciting new wireless technologies and highlight their benefits for both start-ups and established players. I look forward to being involved in this process and helping the wireless industry to develop on many fronts."
As well as his role at Orbitil, Pink is also Vice Chair of the UKESF Strategic Advisory Board and was a co-founder of CSR, holding various roles including SVP Engineering and EVP R&D. He has a degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
Over the last eight years, CW has grown from 70 to over 400 members from all over the world and runs some 19 industry driven Special Interest Groups (SIGs) alongside its flagship CW International Future of Wireless Conference, which this year is at the Emirates Stadium in London on 23 and 24 June.
“CW has grown from a small regional forum into an international not-for-profit network, bringing together many of the largest wireless and mobile companies with exciting new start-ups and leading research and academic institutions,” said Bob Driver, CEO of CW. “The CW Board has been instrumental in the success of CW and will continue to drive the organisation to greater things. Their dedication and commitment to give their time and share their experience free of charge is remarkable and reflects CW’s unmatched culture and ethos.”
About Cambridge Wireless (CW): CW is the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless & mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. With 400 members from major network operators and device manufacturers to innovative start-ups and universities, CW stimulates debate and collaboration, harnesses and shares knowledge, and helps to build connections between academia and industry. CW's 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide its members with a dynamic forum where they can network with their peers, track the latest technology trends and business developments and position their organisations in key market sectors.
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