Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs, Huawei
Before joining Huawei, he worked in EU government affairs at Microsoft. He has led cyber security policy and guidance for cloud computing services at the national level in the UK Government and at the European level in the European Commission, where he worked on the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) and actions to extend access and build trust as set out in the European Commission Communication on the European Cloud Initiative.
While at the UK Government, Mr Smitham led cloud security public policy and managed large digital transformation projects and delivered complex digital services in very high-profile and secure environments.
He holds an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of the West of Scotland, as well as an M.A. from the University of Glasgow.