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Speaker Biographies

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Nigel Jefferies

Nigel Jefferies

Chairman, WWRF


Nigel Jefferies is a senior standards manager with Huawei Technologies and Chairman of the Wireless World Research Forum, a global partnership between industry and academia to develop a research agenda for mobile communications. Previously he was Head of Academic Relationships within Vodafone Group Research & Development and a Principal Mathematician at Racal Research Ltd. In the past he led the European-funded IST project SHAMAN, which studied the security of future mobile systems, and ran the Secure Applications Steering Group for Mobile VCE. Other collaborative research projects on various aspects of security for mobile communications include 3GS3 in the UK-funded LINK programme, and ASPeCT and USECA in the European ACTS programme. His research interests include cryptography, security of systems and applications of mathematics to telecommunications. He received a PhD in functional analysis from Goldsmith's College, London, and an MA in mathematics from the Queen's College, Oxford, and is a visiting professor at Kingston University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Chartered Mathematician.

Adrian Scrase

Adrian Scrase

CTO, ETSI; and Head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP


Adrian Scrase is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities. He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

He played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project.

He was also principally involved in the formation of the “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative.

Bharat Bhatia

Bharat Bhatia

President, ITU-APT Foundation of India


Mr. Bharat Bhatia has over 40 years of experience in Telecom and ICT policy, regulations and spectrum management.

Mr. Bhatia is the President of ITU-APT Foundation of India and is leading India’s spectrum initiatives for 5G at the ITU and the APT. Mr. Bhatia also currently heads International spectrum and Regulatory team at Motorola Solutions’ Government Affairs and leads a global team of Spectrum and regulatory resources in Motorola Solutions.
Mr. Bhatia is also the of the PPDR working group under the ITU study group 5D that is responsible for all spectrum issues for 5G as well as Chairman of the APT Task Group on Public Safety and Disaster Relief communications-PPDR and Chairman . He is also the founder President of the Core Group of Telecom Industries Association of India (CTIA).

Earlier he was also the President of TEMA (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India) and a Vice President of Association of Telecom Industries of Singapore (ATIS).

Mr. Bhatia is an expert on spectrum, ICT Policy, Regulations, public safety and emergency and disaster relief communications. Mr Bhatia works closely with many Asian, European and African governments on issues of Policy and regulations concerning PPDR, Spectrum, ICT technologies and services..

Mr. Bhatia regularly attends and speaks at various Global conferences and meetings and has been actively participating in various ITU and Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) meetings including all World Radio Conferences during the last 18 years. He was a senior regulator with the Indian Government for 22 years as a spectrum regulator and Telecom policy specialist and was actively involved in opening of the Indian telecom to the private sector, including the first ever GSM metro licensing in India through a beauty contest in 1992 designed by him. He was also a key architect of India’s first ever National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) in 1981 and the first ever published NFAP in 2000.

Mr. Bhatia was the key originator of ITU World Radio Conference Resolution (WRC) 646 on PPDR approved at WRC-2003. He was also the key originator of the WRC Agenda under which Resolution 646 on PPDR was successfully revised to include 700 and 800 MHz bands at the WRC-15 He has made presentations on the issue of PPDR at numerous global and regional conferences around the world during last 15 years. He was also invited by the ITU to help develop the emergency communications plans in various AP countries. In particular He was involved in the development of National Emergency Telecommunication plan for Samoa.

Prior to joining Motorola, Mr. Bhatia was with government of India for 22years as a spectrum regulator and Telecom policy specialist. He was also actively involved in formulation and implementation of of India’s ICT policy. He regularly attends various ITU and Asia Pacific Telecommunity conferences and meetings and has attended various World Radio Conferences

Mr. Bharat Bhatia holds a B. E. degree from University of Delhi in Electronics and Telecommunications and is a fellow member of IETE, the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers. Mr. Bhatia has completed a number of management courses from various institutes and universities including National University of Singapore and George Washington University.

T. V. Ramachandran

T. V. Ramachandran

Broadband India Forum


T.V. Ramachandran, a.k.a. “TV”, is one of the forerunners of digital network and mobile communications in India with 50-year-long experience. TV currently heads India’s Broadband India Forum and provides consultancy in ICT fields as an independent consultant.

A holder of a Master’s degree in Physics (Wireless and Electronics) from Madras Christian College, TV was the very first CEO of one of the earliest cellular ventures in India, Sterling Cellular (predecessor of Vodafone India), and led the establishment and successful launch of the largest Indian cellular network of the time.

TV was the first Director-General of the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) and championed the voice of the Indian mobile industry from a professional point of view. After which he played a critical role as Resident Director of Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations for Vodafone India.

TV regularly publishes articles and commentaries in India’s leading newspapers and professional journals on telecom and infrastructure. TV provides substantive inputs for government policies and regulatory consultations and he was invited to sit on the High Level Government Forum for 5G Development by 2020 in India.

TV is an Honorary Fellow at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, London, since 2013, and was awarded the Voice & Data Lifetime Contribution Award at the Telecom Leadership Forum in Delhi, in 2015.



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Thu 6 February, 2020 17.30




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