William is an independent consultant at Webb Search and CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new Machine-to-Machine technology (M2M). He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing M2M technologies and networks which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei.
Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) President in 2014 to 2015.
William has published 16 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Southampton University, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the IET.
He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK’s leading universities and in 2018 was awarded the IET’s Moutbatten Medal in honour of his lifetime achievements.