Ian Smith

IoT Security Lead



Ian is a technologist working for the GSM Association which represents the interests of over 800 mobile operators worldwide, and produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Ian is currently leading the creation of the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines. Prior to this Ian led the delivery of the GSMA IoT Connection Efficiency Guidelines and the Embedded SIM Specifications.

Prior to joining the GSMA, Ian has held several senior technical positions within Hutchison and Orange where he oversaw the design and development of the first commercial 3G handsets and SIM cards. More recently Ian has worked with companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft to optimise the development of network efficient applications and services.

Ian holds a B.Eng. with honours in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Aston University, UK.