As Chief Architect for Service Provider engagement and Open Digital Architecture programs at TM Forum, Dave is responsible for technical leadership in building agile, component-based BSS/OSS management systems, network-as-a- service, security and privacy and autonomous networking. He manages technical liaisons between TM Forum and many other organisations, particularly those involved with 5G services and networks. Due to his groundbreaking work in zero-touch operations, he was named a TM Forum Distinguished Fellow. Prior to TM Forum, he worked in the CTO office at BT on rapid service delivery and represented the operator at standards bodies such as ITU, ETSI TISPAN, EURESCOM, UK NICC B2B standards, 3GPP and TM Forum. He graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc in Electrical Engineering, and an MSc in telecommunications engineering from Essex University. He is a Member of the IET and active in a local University of the Third Age study program.