David Cleevely

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David Cleevely
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Born David Cleevely
September 1953
Nationality British
Occupation Telecoms expert, entrepreneur
Home town Cambridge

David Douglas Cleevely CBE, FREng, FIET (born September 1953) is an entrepreneur and international telecoms expert[1] who has built and advised many companies, principally in Cambridge, UK.

Telecommunications[edit]

In 1985 he founded the telecommunications consultancy Analysys[2] which was acquired by Datatec in 2004. Whilst at Analysys he made a significant contribution to the theory and practice of calculating Universal Service Obligation costs[3] and was involved with a report to the European Commission on VoIP creating the framework for VoIP within the EU[4] and the identification of The Broadband Gap - where the cost of supply would exceed the price consumers were willing to pay which prompted UK Government policy intervention in 2001-2005[5] to force increased broadband infrastructure in the UK.

He is an authority on telecommunication policy and has advised numerous governments on policy and innovation frameworks.[6] He advised the Prime Minister[7] and UK Government on the ecommerce@its.best.uk report,[2] and was one of the 8 industry experts that compiled the Communications White Paper[8] which became the Communications Act 2003.

In 2001 he was appointed by the UK government to the Spectrum Management Advisory Group,[9] which became the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, and the IET Communications Policy Panel. He has also appeared before Select Committees in both Parliament[10] and in the House of Lords.[11]

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Cleevely's entrepreneurial activities have been focused on the Cambridge area, with Business Weekly describing him as, "Intellectual heavyweight and passionate evangelist for the cluster. He has worked tirelessly to get government to understand what makes Cambridge academia and business tick."[12]

In 1997 Cleevely co-founded Cambridge Network with Hermann Hauser, Alec Broers, Nigel Brown, Fred Hallsworth and Anthony Ross.[13]

In 1998 he co-founded biotech company Abcam plc[14] and was Chairman until November 2009.

In 2001 he co-founded and became chairman of Cambridge Wireless (originally Cambridge 3G) with Edward Astle. He later said of the mobile industry, “This is an industry undergoing a revolution. The competitive edge is moving from handsets to platforms, from voice to data, from services to apps. The move of the big internet players into mobile is just the beginning. The future of the industry hinges on how this will play out.”[15]

In the same year Cleevely co-founded the Cambridge Angels, a group of angel investors who have now invested over £20m into 40 companies in the Cambridge area.[16]

In late 2004 he co-founded the 3G pico base station company, 3WayNetworks, which was sold to Airvana in April 2007. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Chairman of the Communications Research Network at University of Cambridge, part of the Cambridge–MIT Institute.

In 2007 he co-founded and became the Chairman of the spectrum monitoring company CRFS, which has subsequently carried out the first ever UK-wide spectrum monitoring.[17] In 2008 he also became the Chairman of the scanning ion-conductance microscopy company ionscope.

In 2009 David Cleevely became the founding Chairman for the new Centre for Science and Policy[18] and in 2012 joined forces with Hermann Hauser and Jonathan Milner - described as the "three musketeers of the Cambridge technology cluster"[19] - to launch a seed funding round to create a Science Centre in Cambridge. In this year he also joined the board of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd.

He funded and became Chairman[20] of the Bocca di Lupo restaurant in Soho, London in 2008, and of its subsidiary, Gelupo, in 2011. Bocca di Lupo came top in Time Out London's 50 best restaurants for 2009,[21] was a runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010[22] and was named by Restaurant Magazine as the 23rd best restaurant in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards 2010.[23] In 2013 he also invested in Cambridge restaurant The Pint Shop.[24]

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to technology and innovation.[25]

Education and professional affiliations[edit]

Cleevely obtained a PhD degree from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,[26] and has held an Industrial Fellowship at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.[27] He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology,[28] where he gave the IEE Pinkerton Lecture, 'Seizing the Moment: The Far Reaching Effects of Broadband on Economy and Society' in November 2002,[29] and the 41st IEE Appleton Lecture 'Is there a future for research in telecommunications?' in January 2006 and the 46th IET Appleton Lecture 'What is the future for communications? What does it mean for the UK?' in January 2011.[30]

Publications[edit]

Title Year Authors Publisher Pages
Rural Telecoms Handbook: Equipment and Manufacturers 1992 Tim Hills, David Cleevely Analysys Publications -
Regional Structure and Telecommunications Demand: A Case Study of Kenya (Ph.D. thesis) 1982 D. D. Cleevely University of Cambridge -
The Route to Advanced Communications 1991 David Cleevely, Stefan Stanislawski, Ade Ajibulu Analysys Publications 178
Global Turf Wars: Re-Inventing the Telecoms Operator for the Age of Global Competition 1999 Tim Hills, David Cleevely, Andrea Smith Analysis Publications 218
ATM Vendor & Operator Strategies 1993 David Cleevely, Peter Aknai, Ian Leslie Analysis Publications 180
The Far Reaching Effects of Broadband 2002 David Cleevely Institution of Engineering & Technology 415
Regulating the Telecoms Market: Competition and Innovation in the Broadband Economy 2003 Tim Hills, David Cleevely, Ross Pow Analysis Publications 35

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Some big names on new list of fellows". Cambridge News. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b "The CTO guide to the ICT - David Cleevely". Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. 2004-. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ Crandall, Robert W. (2000). Who Pays for Universal Service?: When Telephone Subsidies Become Transparent. Brookings. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-8157-1611-2. 
  4. ^ "The treatment of VoIP under the EU Regulatory Framework". European Commission. 2004-06-14. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Rural areas link up to broadband". BBC News. 2005-10-17. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Dr David Cleevely". Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. Retrieved 2009-01-07. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Analysys chief's key role in new E-commerce drive". Business Weekly. 1999-09-16. Retrieved 2009-01-07. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Communications White Paper". Hansard. 2000-05-17. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  9. ^ "Dr David Cleevely appointed by UK government to Spectrum Management Advisory Group". PR Newswire Europe Limited. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  10. ^ "Select Committee on Welsh Affairs, Examination of Witnesses". Parliament Publications and Records. 2002-04-16. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  11. ^ "Select Committee on BBC Charter Review, Examination of Witnesses". Parliament Publications and Records. 2006-01-11. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  12. ^ Tony, Quested (2 May 2012). "Torch Bearers of Tomorrow Grab Flame of Inspiration". Business Weekly. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "A Gentle Persuasion to Collaborate — Organizing and Building the Cambridge Network". Safari Books Online. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  14. ^ "David Cleevely profile". Business Weekly. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  15. ^ Tony Quested (27 January 2012). "Consumer Migation Reshaping Mobile Industry". Business Weekly. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cambridge Angels 2011: over £2m invested". Cabume. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "CRFS to Undertake First Ever UK-wide Radio Spectrum Monitoring For Ofcom". Reuters. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  18. ^ ."Cambridge University launches new Centre for Science and Policy". Cambridgeshire Business News. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  19. ^ "Cambridge Entrepreneurs Fund New Science Centre". Business Weekly. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. "three musketeers of the Cambridge technology cluster." 
  20. ^ Bruce Palling (4 March 2011). "The Joy Of Cooking Up A Plan". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  21. ^ Lorraine; Heller (11 October 2010). "Two-month-old venue is best in town". This Is London. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  22. ^ "Best UK restaurant 2010: The runners up". The Observer. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  23. ^ "The Ledbury named Restaurant of the Year at National Restaurant Awards 2010". Big Hospitality. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  24. ^ Quested, Tony (18 November 2013). "Angel takes steak in Cambridge venture". Business Weekly. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  25. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 7. 29 December 2012.
  26. ^ "New Fellows". The Royal Academy of Engineering. July 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  27. ^ "David Cleevely". University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  28. ^ "Dr David Cleevely FREng FIET". Institution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  29. ^ "Economics of broadband to be discussed at the IEE". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  30. ^ "Appleton Lecture 2011: Speakers 2000-2011". Institution of Engineering and Technology. Retrieved 26 April 2012.