Professor William Webb is CEO of the Weightless SIG, the standards body developing a new global M2M technology. He is a Director at Webb Search Consulting, an independent consultancy that provides advice in matters associated with wireless technology and regulatory matters. Professor Webb was President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2014/15.
He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei in 2014. Prior to this, Professor Webb was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research across all areas of Ofcom’s regulatory remit. He also led some of the major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review, the development of Spectrum Usage Rights, and most recently, cognitive or white space policy.
Previously, Professor Webb worked for a range of communications consultancies in the UK in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy development. He also spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago.
Professor Webb has published 15 books, over 100 papers and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey and Southampton universities, an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin, a Board member of Cambridge Wireless, a member of the Science Advisory Council at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and a Fellow of the IEEE and the IET. In 2015, he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Southampton and Honorary Doctor of Technology by Anglia Ruskin University.