Ayan Ghosh

VP Product Engineering, Arqit

Speaker Bio

Ayan is the VP of Product Engineering at Arqit where he currently develops Arqit’s vision & capabilities in the Telecoms vertical serving Defence, CNI and commercial use cases. 

He has spent the last 20 years in the Telecom industry designing, testing & deploying innovative solutions for vendors like Motorola & Nokia, operator like EE/BT and has provided consultancy services on emerging technologies to the Regulator- Ofcom and to the Ministry- DSIT. 

After completing his BEng degree in IT and Masters in Computer Science from UMIST, Manchester, Ayan rolled out the first WiMAX network in the country. Over the years he has been involved in innovative wireless technologies for some of the most iconic stadiums, shopping malls and public buildings including Ascot racecourses, Wembley stadium & Heathrow Airport. Ayan tested and rolled out the first 4G network in the UK for EE and patented EE-BT’s Airmast solution involving drones & Helikites for which he received the Small Cell World Forum and MEC Award along with a nomination for the World Telecoms Award. Whilst at Ofcom, he worked on spectrum for UAV connectivity, private networks and supported the TSR & Diversification efforts.

Ayan has been championing the use of open architecture in Telecom networks from its very early days and was involved in shaping Government run competitions including the multi-award-winning projectGreen Planet experience with Sir David Attenborough. 

In his spare time, Ayan is a primary school Governor, Trustee in a cultural association, plays cricket in the Gloucestershire League and coaches a u13 cricket team.