Simon takes responsibility for overall technical and innovation strategy at Real Wireless and incubates new Real Wireless service offerings through Real Wireless projects in the UK, Europe and beyond. He is also a co-Chair of the International Engagement Working Group in the UK5G Advisory Board.
Simon has spent over 20 years working in global product development and telecoms infrastructure systems. In NEC Corporation he played a key role in the formation of Joint Ventures for the development of 3G and 4G products and establishing Core Teams targeting new product development. He represented NEC Corporation in industry eco-system forums during early commercial product launches and directed projects addressing future cities, and the application of 5G and IoT in industry verticals.
Simon directs strategic Real Wireless including EC H2020 project engagements. He has acted as consortium Innovation Manager for a consortium pioneered network slicing and cloud architectures and now leads the Business Models and industry engagement activities for the 5G-TOURS project which covers the application of 5G in Tourism, Health and Transport sectors.
Simon has led a UK strategic study on Future Communications infrastructure use cases and costs for the UK's National Infrastructure Commission