Colin Willcock


Colin has detailed knowledge and experience of the telecommunications industry, having worked directly or indirectly with many major players over 28 years. His roles have included software developer, technical consultant, technical marketing, standardization, and management. 

The software development has been at the project and product levels, including responsibility for customer relations and software QA procedures. The management has been at the level of project, program, group, and competence, 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. Colin 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. 

Colin is currently head of Research Alliances at Nokia and is also the chairman of the 5G Infrastructure Association board.

Interesting fact:

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.