Editor at ThinkBroadband.com (Chairman)Andrew is editor of thinkbroadband.com, the largest independent guide to Broadband in the UK. Providing news on progress of broadband updates across the UK and advice to consumers on solving a wide range of broadband problems and attempting to unravel the complexities of broadband for the mainstream press and consumers alike. Andrew also brings a raft of experience on the relative performance of UK broadband providers via his work on the popular thinkbroadband speed test.
Dinah Greek, former news editor for Computeractive, has been a journalist for 23 years and has covered science, technology, business, cyber crime and humanitarian topics for a variety of different publications; including the FT and Canadian National Post. For her the most interesting assignments are the ones that are out of the ordinary – such as being sent to Bosnia twice and Kosovo once during the 1990s. She is also an expert on consumer law and deals with the many problems Computeractive readers face.
Prof. Michael Rotert
President, eco, Association of the German Internet Industry
In 1991 Prof. Rotert was a founding member of the Internet Society. In 1993 Prof. Rotert founded one of the first ISPs in Germany (Xlink). In 2000 he was appointed Senior Vice President for research and development at KPNQwest. Afterwards he was Managing Director of several Service Providers. Prof. Rotert has been President and Vice President of EuroISPA. He is now President of eco, the Association of the German Internet Industry.
Alex Cruz Farmer
Alex set up his Brighton based company NetSumo in 2005 and in less than four years the company has become one of the leading and most respected Networking Consultancy firms in the service provider industry. Alex has been involved with many organisations and is also a member of the LINX Programme Committee, so he enjoys a view of industry from both the service provider and end-user perspectives. In his spare time Alex is a keen cyclist, occasional snowboarder and a great socialiser.
Legal Counsel, Axiom Law
Helen Anderson is a technology, media and telecoms lawyer, with a broad experience advising clients on a variety of outsourcing and technology agreements as well as data protection, digital media, intellectual property and e-commerce issues. Having spent several years at Dentons, she joined Axiom Law in March 2012.
Senior Analyst, Point Topic
Annelise is a senior analyst with Point Topic, editing its UK Plus service and looking particularly at the more innovatory section of the UK broadband market. Point Topic provides information on broadband communications services and is internationally recognised as one of the best sources on broadband. Before joining Point Topic, Annelise spent eight years with Ovum as a service manager and analyst. Prior to this she edited telecom and media industry magazines.
Networks Correspondent, The Register
Kelly is a long standing staff writer for the world’s best tech redtop El Reg, which has a monthly readership of 7.3 million people. She was previously a freelance journalist at titles including The Independent, The Guardian, Music Week and The Stool Pigeon. Before that, she ate doughnuts, played shoot-em-ups and occasionally fixed computers in her role as a mediocre second-line helpdesk support bod- a note of caution, however: only a fool would approach Kelly and ask her about those dark and windowless times.
Brian has worked with some of Europe’s largest ISP’s to bring innovative products to market like Mobile Broadband, Fixed Broadband, WiFi, VoIP and IPTV. He specializes in product design with an emphasis on developing award winning product and user experiences.
In the past decade he has positively influenced policy advancement at industry level, run industry groups, technology conferences and also advised on the design of a number of well known consumer devices.
Brands Brian has worked with span from BT, Telefonica, TalkTalk, O2, UPC and Dell. He occasionally appears in publications online or in the broadsheets.
Telecoms ConsultantMartin Geddes is a consultant on future telecoms business models and technologies. Together with business partners, he works at the forefront of knowledge on network performance engineering. He is also co-founder and Executive Director of the Hypervoice Consortium, a new industry association for value-added voice services. His former roles include senior technical and executive positions at BT, Telco 2.0, Oracle and Sprint. He is currently writing a book on the future of distributed computing, called The Internet is Just a Prototype.