Michael Walker is an independent consultant in telecommunications with nearly thirty years in the sector including more than twenty years with Vodafone. Mr. Walker is a Vodafone Fellow, former Executive Technical Advisor to the company and holds the Vodafone Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway University of London. Mr. Walker is the former Head of School for Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London. He is a current board member and former board chairman of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. He is a Fellow of both the Wireless World Research Forum and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mr. Walker was formerly the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University of Plymouth. He sits on the Board of Directors of several start-up companies as well as Avanti, a satellite service provider. Mr. Walker was appointed an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2009 for his services to the telecommunications industry.