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Professor John Haine
IoT Security Foundation

John Haine has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for large corporations and with four Cambridge start-ups. His technical background includes R&D in radio circuitry and microwave circuit theory; and the design of novel radio systems for cordless telephony, mobile data, and fixed wireless access. He has led standardisation activities in both the latter areas in ETSI, and contributed to WiMax. At various times he has been involved in and led fund-raising and M&A activities.

In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A activities; and after the company’s acquisition by Motorola became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. After leaving Motorola he was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access Limited, a manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In early 2010 he joined Cognovo Limited, which was acquired by u-blox AG in 2012. He led u-blox' involvement in 3GPP NB-IoT standardisation and the company's initial development of the first modules for trials and demonstrations. Now retired from u-blox he is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Bristol University, where he focuses on Radio Systems for the Internet of Things and chairs the Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications. He was founder chair and is Board Member Emeritus of the IoT Security Foundation.

John has a first degree from Birmingham (1971) and a PhD from Leeds (1977) universities. He is a Life Member of the IEEE and serves on the Cambridge Wireless Board.

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