Interview with Dr Mike Short CBE

Post 40 years’ experience in electronics and telecommunications, holding senior executive positions with Cellnet, O2 and Telefonica Mike joined the Department for International Trade as the department’s first chief scientific adviser in December 2017.

Mike is a former Chairman of the Global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Mike was awarded a CBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours List for his services to the mobile industry

Mike is currently a visiting professor at the universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds and Lancaster, where in recent years he has led the development on collaborations in areas such as smart cities, digital healthcare, cybersecurity and driverless vehicles.

Today Jonathan Sinfield meets with him at Millbank to find out about his early life, his career, and his thoughts on the future of IT.