George TsirtsisSenior Director of Technology at Qualcomm
George studied Electronics in Greece and in 2006 took an MSc in Telecommunications and Information Systems from Essex University in the UK, after which he joined BT Labs, and worked on IP networks research and IETF standards in the areas of IPv6, IP address management, and mobility.
In 2000 he joined Flarion Technologies where he was responsible for the design of the mobility management system of the company’s pre-LTE system Flash-OFDM.
Since Qualcomm acquired Flarion in 2006, George took on a number of different roles over the years as part of QC’s R&D organization. He helped standardize the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) in 3GPP in 2007/8. He worked, and eventually led, the D2D project, which was eventually standardized in 3GPP R12. George also led Qualcomm’s research on Cellular vehicular communications (C-V2X) which became a standard in 2016/R14 3GPP, and is now being trialed for commercialization.
In early 2017 George moved to QCT’s EMEA Technology team, and is now responsible for Qualcomm’s 5G activities in Europe, and looking forward to seeing the deployment 5G in the region from 2019!