Mason Advisory, UK
Duncan Swan is a Director with Mason Advisory, a UK-based IT consultancy that matches technology know-how with commercial and business sense. Duncan has extensive experience in the business strategy, design, implementation and project management of telecommunication systems across a range of voice and data technologies. His experience has evolved from working primarily with radio communications, for both mobile and fixed applications, and associated technologies, gained from working in supplier and varied end-user environments.
Duncan is currently leading an expert team providing design and technical assurance to the UK Home Office-led Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP), a multibillion-dollar UK initiative that will deliver an LTE-based critical communications service for the emergency services. He previously worked as one of the government project advisers for ESMCP’s predecessor, Airwave, and was the Technical Lead for the UK Ambulance Service, in relation to their migration onto the Airwave infrastructure and national implementation of control room solutions. He continues to provide strategic and technical input on mobile communications assignments for public safety organisations worldwide and, in particular, Europe and the Caribbean.
Duncan has over 30 years’ experience of radio systems engineering, gained through working for Philips Communication Systems and, since 1995, delivering consultancy for Mason Advisory. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and contributor/editorial adviser to industry journals.
Thursday, 23 November 9.45am-10.30am – The UK Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme — a technical insight into its delivery