Key appointments boost 5G ambitions across Scotland

Lara Moloney

THE Scotland 5G Centre has made new appointments to strengthen the S5GConnect team tasked with accelerating adoption of 5G across the country.

Lara Moloney has been appointed head of the S5GConnect Programme – a Scottish Government-funded initiative that supports the establishment of a network of hubs across Scotland. Lara was previously interim business engagement manager for S5GConnect Dundee, one of three hubs already established, working with universities and industries to spped up the use of 5G in the gaming and digital software sectors.

She said, “I am thrilled to be joining the fantastic S5GC team and to be supporting Scotland’s ambitions around connectivity, innovation and 5G. It is an exciting time for the industry to understand the benefits of 5G and how it can transform their business to support increased cost savings, efficiencies and to be increasingly competitive in the global market.”

Meanwhile, Philip Petersen joins the S5GConnect team as business engagement manager for Dundee, heading up the Dundee innovation hub. Philip previously worked with deep tech scaleups across Europe, advising on investment and business development.

Philip Petersen

He said, “Dundee is such a vibrant centre for digital innovation in Scotland and beyond, reaching across multiple sectors.  I look forward to working with the innovators in the region to bring projects to life that are made possible only through the adoption of 5G.  The S5GConnect Dundee Hub will be a wonderful resource to accelerate that through collaboration.”

The Scotland 5G Centre is also boosting its marketing effort, with Nicola Graham appointed as marketing assistant. She joins from the marketing and communications team in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.

Nicola Graham