Dr. Rowan Gilmore is CEO of EM Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australian designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave components, systems and terminals used for satellite and wireless broadband communications networks.
Until June 2011 he was CEO of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, where he helped numerous start-up companies and worked to accelerate technology transfer between research institutions and industry. Prior to this role, he worked extensively in the ICT industry, and was formerly based in London and Geneva from 1998 as Vice President of Network Services (Europe) for the airline IT company SITA, now France Telecom?s Orange subsidiary. Other positions he has held include Manager of Advanced Global Networks at OTC (Australia), Vice President Engineering, Compact Software, Paterson, NJ, USA, and General Field Engineer, Schlumberger (Houston, TX).
He is an engineering graduate and winner of the university medal from the University of Queensland, and earned his Doctor of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis in the US. He continues to have strong links with the University of Queensland, holding adjunct professorships in both the School of Business and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.