ORG ANKABUT (UAE) Title BIO Dr. Steven Winstanley is the Acting Chief Operating Officer for Ankabut, the Advanced Research and Education network in the UAE. He has the responsibility of building the network infrastructure and services through developing relationships with academic bodies, telecoms operators, regulators and government to achieve the common goal of improving national research and education. Previously, Steven has worked with Motorola and Siemens in the fields of IPTV, mobile networks and broadband infrastructure and has covered many aspects of industry from research and technical consultancy, to sales and marketing. Currently, Steven lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has a PhD in Tele-traffic Engineering and holds a MEng in Telecommunications all from Queen Mary College, University of London.