We work with selected advisers who bring specialist skills to research areas

Michael Walker

Non-Executive Director

Michael is an entrepreneur with considerable experience of leading acquisitions, company restructuring and start-ups in the wireless, telecom and electronics industries, including IPOs in the UK and Hong Kong. He has experience in all major world markets, particularly Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific region. He was managing director of Bush Radio and vice president of Champion Technology Holdings, a global telecommunications company, where he was responsible for 51 countries. Michael also has extensive experience of the leisure and entertainment industries.

Jeremy Green


Jeremy has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. He has spent most of this time as an analyst, but he also worked as head of market planning at mobile satellite services company ICO, leading a team responsible for market research, forecasting, and competitor analysis. Jeremy also represented ICO within the GSMA, where he was instrumental in establishing the Satellite Interest Group.

Raghu Gopal


Raghu has more than 20 years’ research and operational experience. He started his market research career in 1990 as an analyst, and has since held roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Maria Bell


Maria has over 10 years’ leadership expertise within clinical and biopharmaceutical research. With a BSc in psychology and previous experience as a business analyst in the financial sector, she has a strong attention to detail and a sharp analytical mind. In 2018, Maria set up her own business as a freelance research analyst and regularly provides analysis and review for software development companies.

Clive Howard


Clive is a technology consultant and entrepreneur. He started his career as a developer in digital agencies before founding his own consultancy in 2002. More recently, he has delivered programmes to improve user experiences and so enhance business effectiveness and customer engagement. His clients range from start-ups to global brands in a variety of sectors. He has a passion for innovation and technology that provides sustainable benefits for businesses and their customers.

Cornelia Wels‑Maug


Cornelia has 20 years’ experience researching the use of IT in selected industries. Since 2008, she has specialised in the international healthcare market, including telehealth and remote patient monitoring, big data, analytics, gamification, connected care and digital therapies. In 2014, Cornelia set up her own business as a freelance healthcare analyst and journalist and regularly contributes to trade journals such as HIMSS Insights, 42 and European Hospital.

Dr Catherine Mulligan


Cathy has extensive experience in telecommunications, smart cities and blockchain. She is a visiting researcher at Imperial College and was a founding co-director of the ICL Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering. Cathy holds an honorary research position at University College London, where she is chief technology officer of the GovTech Lab and DataNet; she is a fellow of the World Economic Forum’s blockchain council and a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

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