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Name Dai Davies
E-mail dai.davies@dante.org.uk
Organisation DANTE Ltd (GB)
Position General Manager


Dai Davies has Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and nearly thirty years of technical and commercial experience in the telecommunications sector working at BT, Deutsche Bundespost Telekom and the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

After graduation, he worked as a development engineer in BT on a variety of telephony switching and signaling systems. In 1980, he moved to Germany to set up a European technical team working on ISDN implementation. Following his return from Germany in 1983, he moved to a more commercial role in the international division of BT, where he headed up the Marketing and Business Development division, having responsibility for the introduction of the voice VPN service, FeatureNET, as well as working on the business case for acquisition of Tymenet and being responsible for the marketing case for Syncordia, which subsequently became Concert. In 1991, he left BT to run a European project based in the Netherlands that was responsible for building Europe's first pan-European research network. This led to the creation of DANTE.

Dai Davies is now General Manager of DANTE. DANTE was established in 1993 by the University Networks in Europe to organise the provision of International Networking services on their behalf. Its current project, GÉANT, will create a world class pan-European networking facility that complements national developments in Europe. DANTE has organised the procurement in cost sharing of pan-European networking over the last ten years.

His outside interests include reading political biographies, playing the saxophone and travelling.

Dai Davies is a speaker in the following presentations:

Last updated: Thursday, April 1, 2004

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