WILFRED NICOLL holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in mathematics and artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, UK, and a D.Phil. in mathematics from the same university. He entered the telecommunications industry in 2002, joining T-Mobile in Germany, and working on messaging and voice portal system architecture. Since moving to Telefónica Germany (at that time, O2 Germany) in 2005, he has been developing network evolution and convergence strategy and is currently working in the engineering department as Principal Architect for Core and Service platforms.