Roger is Senior Specialist Advisor for UKTIN, with responsibility for the Supplier Specialist Guidance Service. UKTIN is the innovation network for the UK telecoms sector, bringing together industry, academia, and government to catalyse telecoms R&D investment, cooperation, and commercialisation.
He has extensive B2B sales and business development professional experience across diverse industry sectors such as media, management & strategy consulting, learning & development and sport. His recent focus has been advisory work for CW and UK5G. Prior to this, Roger has been involved in client engagement, managing projects and leading teams both here in the UK and abroad. He is a champion of initiatives promoting client engagement excellence, best practice and sales professionalisation globally.
His successful track record is broad and clients include major technology and automotive companies as well as professional services firms. He has held senior level positions for leading media organisations including Informa, IIR and Crain Communications, and consulted on projects for the GSMA and ITU Telecom global and regional events.
Roger also served as co-founder and director of CWJP, launching UK5G Innovation Briefing commissioned by DCMS on behalf of UK5G, and CW Journal – CW's own Thought Leadership platform created for its members to discuss and debate critical, underlying business and technology issues. Outside of work, Roger has an insatiable appetite for good music, particularly of the jazz kind, and loves to attempt very challenging tunes at the piano in his spare time!