Andrew Batten brings 28 years of telecommunications experience to the role of BT Advise regional director for Asia. Before moving to Asia the first time in 1999, Andrew spent five years in R&D and ten in various product development and operational roles in the UK. In his two years as programme director, he achieved one product launch per month and introduced BT’s first IP-based management product. Since 1999, Andrew has worked as managing consultant with various carriers in the region, advising on technology architecture, mergers and acquisitions, company transformation and general telecommunications consulting. Most recently head of the Strategic Transformation Practice in BT Telconsult, now called BT Advise for Communications, Andrew has held his current role since 2010. In 2011 he returned to live in Asia. Andrew holds BSc, MSc and MBA degrees.