Judges 2020

Discover which industry experts have joined the 2020 judging panel.
Robin Davis, Chair, Future Technology Group, TCCA

Robin is an independent government advisor and technology advocate. He has advised government bodies, and many global public safety agencies, on the deployment of large scale, leading-edge technology projects and programmes. He has a detailed understanding of critical communications operational systems, LTE, TETRA, broadband and complex control room integration. He has worked in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, India, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He is a specialist in providing business case justification, benchmarking and procurement support for complex technology programmes. Robin is currently advising various government, public safety, transport and utility organisations. He is Chair of the TCCA Future Technologies Group, a role he has held for the last ten years.

Kevin Graham, Founding Director, Australasian Critical Communications Forum

Kevin graduated as an Electronics Engineer and has 40 years’ experience in project and systems engineering, sales / marketing, executive management and advisory roles to private and public multinational companies. For the last 17 years he has run his management and engineering consulting company, Global Digital Solutions. The majority of his working career has been in mission critical telecommunications across APAC and USA serving enterprise, industrial, mining, government, public safety, defence, rail/transport and utility sectors. Kevin was the founding chairman of Critical Communication Industry Associations in Australasia (since 2000) and North America (2012-2015), past President and board member of the Australian Radio Site Owners and Users Associations (now ARCIA). He remains a Director on the Australasian Critical Communications Forum and holds executive positions on the board of several companies in Singapore, Australia and specialist management advisory to private and public companies in Singapore, New Zealand and USA.

Iain Ivory, Founder and Partner, Hermitage Comms

Iain founded Hermitage Comms in 2016. It is a specialist telecoms and IT consultancy, primarily working with government and public safety organisations to help assess the impact of a rapidly changing telecoms industry. His work covers evaluation of emerging telecoms standards, assessment of existing IT and telecoms systems, and future strategies. He has supported clients in developing strategies for migration to the cloud. Prior to founding Hermitage Comms, Iain held a number of roles over 16 years with Motorola Solutions, including five years as Director of its TETRA device business. He was involved in the development and deployment of TETRA across the world. Iain has been an active contributor to TCCA for many years and is currently a member of its Critical Communications Broadband Group.

Adrian Scrase, CTO & Head of MCC, ETSI & 3GPP

Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project. He was also principally involved in the formation of the “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative. He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

Sandi Wendelken, Senior Research Analyst, Mobile Services and Software, IDC