The UK5G Advisory Board is made up of industry and academic representatives and a cross-section of stakeholders in the 5G community and plays an important role in informing the operations of UK5G, championing the opportunities for 5G in the UK, providing independent, impartial advice to the Government as it develops its strategic policy and support for 5G, and acts as an informal review body for projects funded by the DCMS 5G Testbed & Trials programme.
The Advisory Board has welcomed new members for the final year of the Testbeds & Trials Programme, with representatives from a wide range of industries including Health and Social Care, Manufacturing, and Transport and Logistics invited to join.
Liverpool 5G Create project lead Ann Williams, Commissioner and Contracts Manager at Liverpool City Council, is one of the 10 new members to join the UK5G Advisory Board.
“I am really pleased to be appointed to the UK5G Advisory Board. As a Commissioner and Contracts Manager in Liverpool City Council’s Adult Social Care, I see my role to bring the Health and Social Care perspective to the Board” said Ann. The Liverpool 5G Create project is developing a private, independent 5G network for Health, Social Care and Education use cases, and aims to reduce digital poverty and health inequalities.
Ann added: “Being a member of the advisory board provides the opportunity to share the real-life experience I have of delivering digital change at scale in the public sector across the developing 5G ecosystem.”
The full list of new members to the UK5G Advisory Board are:
- Ann Williams, Liverpool City Council;
- Catherine Gull, Head of Business Development, CNI;
- Colin Evison, BAM Nuttall Limited;
- Janette Hughes, Director of Planning and Performance, DHI;
- Julian Randall, Unity Technologies;
- Martin Kelman, ATS Global Applied Tech Syst.;
- Matt Stagg, BT Sport;
- Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow;
- Patrick Melia, Sunderland City Council; and
- Paul Wilson, Connected Places Catapult