Raj Sivalingam is the Executive Director for Telecoms and Spectrum at TechUK, an organisation involves the leadership of activities in support of telecommunications-based companies. Raj’s responsibilities include negotiating and influencing government and regulatory policy, knowledge sharing (across industry) and thought leadership, and enabling market development (ie. tackling business issues and barriers). He was recently asked by Government officials to establish an industry forum (UK Spectrum Policy Forum) to act as a sounding board on the future approaches on spectrum and a working group on internet child safety. Prior to joining TechUK he was a Senior Civil Servant as Director for UK Space Policy and European Relations, where he led the development of UK government policies and strategy on space activities. Prior to this, he worked at The Radiocommunications Agency, RA, (now Ofcom). In the private sector, he held roles as the Chief Technologist at M/A-Com Ltd and senior programme manager at Matra Marconi Space Ltd. He has an MBA from Imperial College London, a B.Eng degree in Electronic Engineering from Sheffield University and is a chartered engineer.