Standards Technologist at Apple, with over 20 years’ experience in the mobile telecommunications industry during which standardization and research have been a central theme. Elected as Vice-Chair of ETSI ISG MEC in 2021 and in Deployment and Ecosystem Development WG Chair in 2019. He has been an active contributor to the ISG since 2016, leading the group’s OpenAPI work as rapporteur and appointed as Technical Manager with a focus on architecting for open source in 2017. Prior to joining Apple, he worked for Samsung R&D Institute UK and before that VIAVI Solutions. He also previously worked at Motorola Mobility during Google’s ownership, Nokia Networks and Motorola Solutions. He gained his PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, specializing in Super Resolution Direction Finding. Walter is a chartered member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is the IET Swindon Local Network Chair.