The Scotland 5G Centre has made two key appointments to strengthen the S5GConnect team tasked to accelerate the adoption of 5G through hubs in major urban and rural locations across the country.
Lara Moloney has been appointed as the Head of the S5GConnect Programme – a Scottish Government funded initiative, supporting the establishment of a network of regional urban and rural hubs across Scotland. Her main role is to oversee the growth and development of the hubs and facilitate effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
Lara was previously the Interim Business Engagement Manager for S5GConnect Dundee, one of three S5GConnect hubs currently established, working with local universities and industries to accelerate the use of 5G in the gaming and digital software sectors. Lara brings over 24 years’ experience working in the private sector across media, creative industries and connected places with a focus on commercialisation. Lara says:
“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.”
Philip Petersen joins the S5GConnect team as Business Engagement Manager for Dundee, heading up the Centre’s Dundee innovation hub. Prior to joining The Scotland 5G Centre, Philip worked with deep tech scaleups across Europe, advising on raising investment and business development, opening doors to new opportunities for them. Philip says:
“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 to raise awareness for the hubs. Nicola Graham has been appointed as Marketing Assistant in the Marketing Team. Nicola joins the Scotland 5G Centre from the Marketing and Communications team in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.