Andrew Stirling

Larkhill Consultancy, Owner

Andrew Stirling

Larkhill Consultancy, Owner

Biography

With a background in digital communications, strategy and regulation, Andrew founded Larkhill Consultancy in 2005 and has assisted leading clients including BBC, BT, Dell, Intel, and Microsoft.

Principally for Microsoft, he has engaged with regulators in UK /Europe, helping to raise awareness of the dynamic spectrum access opportunity and assisting them with the regulatory implications.

In 2011, Andrew formed the 17-company consortium behind Cambridge White Spaces Trial, which was the largest of its kind in the world at that time. He has also encouraged dynamic spectrum initiatives around Europe, from Dublin via Berlin to Glasgow – working with world class partners.

He is Chair of the Centre for White Space Communications, University of Strathclyde, which hosted the first 802.11af radios in an urban TVWS pilot in Glasgow. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Glasgow Future City Demonstrator project.

Prior to founding Larkhill:

Andrew started at BBC R&D, developing advanced production technology, with a first class honours degree in Physics from Imperial College.  He then joined a start-up developing advanced home networking technology, becoming Head of Technology Development. He worked with Mercedes-Benz and key suppliers on the first advanced multimedia in-car network, propelling him into management consultancy Arthur D. Little – where he helped blue chip clients develop innovation strategy. In 2001, he joined UK TV regulator (ITC – later Ofcom), as Senior Technology Adviser, developing digital switchover and spectrum policy.

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