3/3/2008 1:21:00 PM
O2 executive lands university role
O2 vice president for research and development Mike Short has been appointed a visiting professor at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Professor Short has an international reputation in the field of mobile communications and he has now taken on a role in the university's faculty of computing sciences and engineering.
As well as his position at O2, Professor Short holds the key role of chairman of the Mobile Data Association, a global, not-for-profit organisation representing the telecommunications industry.
He has a long and distinguished career of more than 30 years working in electronics and telecommunications.
For nearly 20 years he has specialised in mobile communications, beginning when he was appointed contracts director at Cellnet in 1989.
Professor Short was also the last European chairman of the global GSM association (GSMA) and was on the board for five years.
The GSMA is a global trade association representing mobile phone operators, with over three billion customers worldwide.
He has been a member of both the UK Home Office Internet Task Force and the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, and is a member of the Phonepayplus Board that regulates paid-for telephony services.
Professor Short said: ‘It's a great honour to be associated with De Montfort University and share experiences from a fast growth industry with students and researchers of tomorrow.’