15 December 2020 10am – 12pm Meeting Online

Update Monday 14 December:

As this event is tomorrow if you wish to attend please email Jo O'Riordan.

This follows previous sessions on the social value of spectrum. 

Speakers include:

Tony Lavender, Chair of UK SPF Cluster 3 and Plum Consulting

Tim Miller, Plum Consulting

Abhaya Sumanasena, Real Wireless

This session is being held under Chatham House Rule and by signing up to this event you consent to your details being shared with other attendees. 

Sophie James

Sophie James

Programme Manager, Communications Infrastructure and Services, techUK

Sophie James is the Programme Manager, Communications Infrastructure and Services, at techUK.

Sophie was promoted to Manager having been Programme Assistant across a variety of areas including the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure programmes, supporting each team with administrative and event support, research and communications.

Prior to joining techUK, Sophie completed a masters in Film Studies at University College London. She has previously worked as a marketing manager for a design and fabrication company, and has project coordination experience in the graphic design and music industries.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2038

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure with administrative and event support, research and communication.

Julia is bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org,www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-ofori-addo/,https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-ofori-addo/

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Adrien Sella

Adrien Sella

Associate Director, Telecoms, techUK

Adrien is Associate Director for Telecoms at techUK.

Prior to joining in April 2021, Adrien was Regulatory and Government Affairs Advisor at KCOM where he provided advice to the retail business and managed the relationship with Ofcom. Adrien was also KCOM’s vulnerability champion. Before his time at KCOM, Adrien was Policy Advisor for the French Ministry for the Economy where he worked on digital platforms regulation and advised the permanent representation on key telecom projects, including net neutrality, roaming and broadband cost reduction.

Adrien holds a master’s degree in Space and Telecommunications Law from Paris Saclay University.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
07434869956
Website:
www.techuk.org/,https://www.techuk.org/,https://www.techuk.org/
LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/adrien-sella,www.linkedin.com/in/adrien-sella,,www.linkedin.com/in/adrien-sella

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Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Jo leads the work of the UK SPF, the sounding board to government and Ofcom on medium to long-term spectrum issues in the UK and supports the delivery of the Communication Infrastructure Programme.

Prior to her appointment in 2018 Jo held positions at Islington Council, the Industry and Parliament Trust, Inside Government, and most recently at Smart Energy GB in policy and public affairs role. Here Jo predominately oversaw the organisations engagement with MPs and local government alongside external speaking opportunities.

Outside of work Jo likes spending as much time as possible with her dog Fudge, as well as cooking, watching live comedy, and running (but not that far or that fast). 

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2191
Twitter:
@JTORiordan
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jooriordan/

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