Bosco Eduardo Fernandes has worked in various managerial and engineering positions in R&D of Circuit and Packet switching systems at Siemens AG. He served as a responsible Manager for a number of GSM projects. He switched on the first GSM Network in the World and the first GSM Network out side of Europe. He chaired the Mobile and Personal communications Domain of the European Research Programme for three years.
He was the mandated chairman of the UMTS Task Force that preceded the creation of the UMTS Forum and won the UMTS Chairman’s Award 2000. He now chairs the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) [IT media] working group and the Manufacturers Sector group in the Forum. Mr. Fernandes is a member of the Technical Directorate of the IPv6 Forum and supports the close co-operation between the IPv6 Forum and UMTS Forum ICTG. He chaired the Mobile Wireless Working Group in the recent EC IPv6 Task Force Phase I and is a member of Phase II IPv6 Task Force.
Mr. Fernandes received Dipl. Ing in engineering in Munich, Germany and holds an Executive MBA.
He is a senior member of the IEEE communications society and a member of the International Telecommunications Academy of Russia (ITA). Within Siemens he is currently responsible for the Industry Co-ordination and International Affairs.