Colin has detailed knowledge and experience of the telecommunications industry having worked directly or indirectly with many of the major players over a 28-year period. His roles have included software developer, technical consultant, technical marketing, standardization and management. The software development has been at both the project and product levels including responsibility for customer relations and software QA procedures. The management has been at project, program, group and competence area level, often involving multi-site and multi-country responsibilities.
In addition to line manager roles, Colin has participated extensively in standardization activities at ETSI, ITU-T and 3GPP, including instrumental work in creating and developing the TTCN-3 testing language. He has also been very active in the European research ecosystem, including leading several award winning European projects such as TT-Medal, D-MINT and SEMAFOUR.
He is currently head of Radio Network Standardization at Nokia and in addition is also the chairman of the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association.
Colin Willcock holds an MSc. In Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computation from the University of Kent at Canterbury.