Dritan Kaleshi

Director of 5G Technology Digital Catapult

With over 20 years of experience as a technologist and researcher in communication networks, distributed system design, and data interoperability in IoT, Dritan is Director of 5G Technology at Digital Catapult, where he has established and leads the 5G Programme in Future Networks.

Dritan is an acknowledged thought leader in his field and has published over 70 papers, holds three patents, and has edited two international standards on interoperability. He is also often invited to speak on advanced digital infrastructure and has represented the UK in international standardization bodies and served on / chaired international conferences and technical committees.

Dritan joined Digital Catapult from the University of Bristol, where he led a research team. It strategically combined research with industrial collaboration, making a wide range of contributions and practical implementations in networking, interoperability, smart energy, cities, and digital health, including large scale projects like SPHERE and Bristol Is Open demonstrators.

His focus is on national 5G coordination and how to best support startup and scaleup innovation and technical advances on new 5G network architectures, network and service orchestration, edge computing, and IoT.