Professor Robert G. Maunder is the founder and CTO of AccelerComm Ltd, which delivers complete high-performance Layer 1 hardware and software solutions for 5G NR. Rob was awarded a first class honours BEng in Electronic Engineering in July 2003, as well as a PhD in Telecommunications in December 2007. He began a lectureship at the University of Southampton, UK in November 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in March 2013 and to Professor in August 2017. He was awarded Senior Member status of the IEEE in December 2012, Chartered Engineer status of the IET in November 2013 and Fellow status of the IET in January 2017. Rob has published over 150 IEEE papers and patents on the holistic design of algorithms and practical implementations for wireless communications.