Alan Carlton

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Alan Carlton is Vice President, InterDigital and Head of InterDigital International Labs Organization spanning Europe and Asia. In these regions, Alan is responsible for R&D activities in the areas of 5G and IoT. Alan has led his organization to over a dozen major collaborative project wins. He founded and currently leads the oneTRANSPORT initiative, one of the largest Smart City projects in the UK. In the area of 5G Alan's research interests include next generation internet, advanced applications of NFV/SDN, RAN evolution and Air Interface technologies.

Alan has more than 25 years wireless industry experience spanning every generation of wireless. Prior to InterDigital, he held senior positions at Nortel, Siemens, and several wireless startups both in Europe and United States. Alan is an EEE graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and also holds an MSc. in Communications & Signal Processing from Imperial College, London. Alan holds many patents covering a diverse range of wireless technology areas. He is a regularly invited speaker at wireless industry events where he speaks on many of the topics covered in this Computerworld blog.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Alan Carlton and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.