Dr. Fiona Williams (female) is a Research Director of Ericsson, based in Aachen, Germany, driving innovations in 5G based ICT solutions and their use in sectors including utility and other critical infrastructures.  As initiator and leader of large-scale collaborative programmes and projects in the national and European context, she has built up research, innovation and IPR activities for Ericsson, bringing results through to business innovation as solutions, products and as spin-off companies.   As the coordinator of the running H2020 project EdgeFLEX and the completed  SOGNO, SUCCESS and RESERVE projects, she has brought 5G-based ICT to bear on the challenges of implementing Secure and resilient Critical infrastructures.

She holds board positions in industrial and academic organisations.  She moved to Germany in 1991 from Ireland, where she set up and managed an Ericsson-Eircom joint venture company.  She studied for her B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees at the National University of Ireland and as a visiting fellow at Imperial College, London.