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Organising committee

Organising Co-Chairs

David Richardson

Partner Researcher, Microsoft Azure

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou FREng, FIEEE 

Director Smart Internet Lab, Co-Director Bristol Digital Futures Institute, University of Bristol

Will Stewart

Independent Telecommunications-Photonics Professional

TPC Chairs

Andrew Lord

Senior Manager of Optical Research, BT

Francesca Parmigiani

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Ltd

Seb Savory

Professor of Optical Fibre Communication, University of Cambridge

Local Chair

Harald Haas

Director of LiFi Research and Development Centre (LRDC), University of Strathclyde

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