Delighted to welcome Dr Mike Short, CBE, Chief Scientific Advisor at Department for International Trade (DIT) at the Bournemouth University Fusion Tourism and Hospitality conference in London.
BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference in partnership with Grange Hotels
1-2 February 2018 Grange City Hotel London
Dr Mike Short CBE is Chief Scientific Advisor at Department for International Trade (DIT) leading the science and engineering profession in the department and ensure its policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises on the technical aspects of future trade deals as DIT looks to create new arrangements following Brexit, and will work with the UK’s research, development and academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports. Mike has over 40 years’ experience in Electronics and Telecommunications, with the last 25 years in Mobile Communications. He served as Vice President of Telefonica, the parent company of the O2 mobile phone network, for 17 years to December 2016. In this post, Short managed the launch of 2G (GSM) and 3G mobile technologies in the UK, and led research and development for Telefonica Europe. His career also includes the promotion of international technical standards in mobile technology, and he is also a former Chairman of the Global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is currently a visiting professor at the universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds and Lancaster, where in recent years he has led the development on collaborations in areas such as smart cities, digital healthcare, cybersecurity and driverless vehicles. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2008 for services to the Mobile Communications industry. He is a Fellow of IET/BCS/RGS/ Royal Academy and a Member of the Royal Television Society, and was honoured with a CBE for services to the Mobile industry in June 2012. Mike is a visionary that has moved the mobile industry forward at a European and Global level.