Head of Consultancy
Dr Ian Grove joined AWTG as Head of Consultancy in 2006 following an extensive career within the telecommunications industry and currently acts as Principal Advisor for AWTG.
Ian joined the Post Office Research Station (Dollis Hill) as a graduate engineer in 1968 and remained with BT Research Laboratories until 1996. His final role was Division Manager leading mobile systems research. He was also responsible for technical staff working in the US and Far East supporting BT’s joint venture with McCaw Cellular. From 1996 Ian worked as an independent consultant and served on number of UK and European mobile communications committees as a representative of BTCellnet (presently O2). From 2001 until 2005 he was the founding Director of Arieso Ltd, where he has helped to secure Venture Capital funding of £1.5M.
Ian is a graduate of University College of London, has a first degree in Electrical Engineering (1968) and a PhD in millimetre-wave semiconductor oscillators (1975). He served as a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London between 2000 and 2005. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IET and has been an invited speaker at a number of international conferences on mobile communication systems.