William Stucke - Independent Consultant

William was educated in 17 places in 3 continents, eventually getting some weird non-specific honours engineering degree in London. That’s just as well, because he was a Construction, Project, Electrical, Mechanical, Control & Instrumentation and Systems Engineer – and that’s just in the Mining Industry.

After that, he wandered back to the Telecoms Industry and became a bit of a pain about telecoms liberalisation in Africa. Along the way, he co-founded ISOC-ZA, AfrISPA and NameSpace, and led all of them at some stage. He also made noises at ISPA, who were so glad he left that they gave him an award.

He programmed his first huge mainframe (with 36 K of hand-built Ferrite Core Memory) in 1972, built the first fibre optic network in an underground mine in 1987, started an ISP in 1996 and did a bunch of clever stuff no one else had thought of, with lots of help from his partners, until they bailed. For his sins, he ended up being an ICASA Councillor and is now a Consultant, flogging his enormous skills (and tiny ego) on the open market.

William has attended every iWeek since inception, except for 2013, when he couldn’t resist going to Mauritius for an IEEE conference. And the authors of the only three papers there that he DIDN’T comment on came and asked him why not …

Catch me at:

Commercial Trial of TVWS

Venue: Blue room
Date: 22 August, 2018
Start time: 9:45

Will be speaking at:

iWeek 2018

Previously spoke at:

iWeek 2017

iWeek 2016

iWeek 2015

iWeek 2011

iWeek 2010

iWeek 2008

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