… Dr Mike Short, CBE

On 15 December, is our Christmas gathering bringing together members, alumni, volunteers, supporters, presenters and invited local business in celebration of a great year in supporting our local community.

We are pleased that Mike, Chairman Enterprise M3 LEP, will be our special guest for our lunchtime event.

Mike is CEO, Airedale Advisors, Former Vice President, Telefonica and Visiting Professor, University of Surrey and took over as Chairman of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board in August 2017.

In addition to his membership of the Enterprise M3 Board, Dr Short has held positions in electronics and telecommunications for over 40 years. He has had experience with 5 generations of mobile technology and mobile internet services including pioneering 5G innovation research and is a co founder of 5GIC, University of Surrey and is a former advisor to Ofcom on Spectrum Policy.

Mike has been involved in international mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years innovation for business development in areas as diverse as mobile messaging, mobile TV, smart metering, digital healthcare, transport telematics and connected cars, smart cities , Data analytics and emergency services.  He is a former elected Chairman of the Global GSM  Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET – 2011/2012).

He holds current Visiting Professor positions at the Universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds and Lancaster, and was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2012 as a national honour for services to the mobile industry.

We very much look forward to meeting Mike and hearing about, not only his vision and plans for the EM3 LEP region but his experience and insight into the mobile industry.

***Breaking news: Mike has just become Chief Scientific Advisor at Department for International Trade (DIT)***