Dr Craig Watkins has a Telecommunications Engineering R&D background forged at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, Motorola Corporate Research, Schaumburg, and Voxware Inc., Princeton. He has lectured in engineering communication systems at the ANU and has exposure to the Australian start-up environment through an electric vehicle enterprise, in addition to involvement in the US start-up industry through Voxware (an early VoIP and internet audio-streaming company). He holds several patents and has contributed to a number of international standards. In addition to networks and telecommunications, Dr Watkins maintains technical interest in, and a healthy passion for, the energy market, the education sector, establishment of innovation culture, effective research management, elementary physics, and the environment. Dr Watkins maintains broad consulting, strategy, and research involvements.