In addition to leading a team of highly inquisitive Standards experts and ensuring the evolution of technical support to ETSI’s various standards groups, one of David’s principle pastimes is helping the ETSI NFV group to reach their ambitious objectives of creating agile standards for the support of the software defined network.
Other key activities include enabling IoT/M2M standards implementation in collaboration with the European Commission, as well as studying what technical standards are necessary to enable the realization of successful Smart City large scale projects.
He has been extensively involved in the standardization activities of Machine to Machine, mobile, fixed and convergent networks in both the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
David has held several positions in the Telecoms industry including working at Global Telecommunication Systems, Monaco Telecom and British Rail Telecommunications. He has also written several magazine articles and co-edited two books where his principle achievements included being that of contributor and chief editor on 'M2M, a systems approach', as well as involvement with 'The Internet of Things, Key Applications and Protocols'.
David holds a BEng Honours Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Plymouth Polytechnic UK, and Master's Degree (DEA) in Networks and Distributed systems from the University of Nice and Sophia Antipolis, France.
Standards evolution towards the next generation core network to support 5G requirements
The talk will provide an overview of the latest standards work in the domain of the core network and will touch upon NFV as well as presenting in more detail the concept of ‘Edge computing’ and ‘next generation protocols.