Dr Richard Nicol was with BT in their Research and Development organisation for over 30 years. His final role with the company was as Head of Research, leading BT s research teams in the UK and overseas.
He has been a visiting Professor at both Essex and Lancaster Universities and advisor to the UK Government and European Union on Research. He was with the Cambridge MIT Institute as Director of their Telecommunications activities and until recently was Chairman of the Company running the UK s Knowledge Transfer Network for ICT.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.