The External Advisory Board (EAB) is a body that provides non-binding strategic technical advice to the management of 5GEx. EAB is composed of accomplished experts with expertise relevant to the project offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. The informal nature of an advisory board gives greater flexibility in structure and management The EAB will meet (physically or virtually) twice per year with the 5Ex Project Management Team (PMT) in order to advice on technical directions and potential challenges. The EAB may be contacted by the PMT if advice is needed. The PMT further informs the EAB about public deliverables, and the EAB promotes results gained within 5GEx.
The EAB is composed (as of today) of the following members: Dr. Daniel King (University of Lancaster, IRTF SDNRG co-chair), Dr. Steven Wright (AT&T, former ETSI NFV ISG Chairman), Juan Carlos Zúñiga (Senior Standardization Expert at SigFox and IntArea WG co-chair ) and Pascal Menezes (Chief Technology Officer Advisory Director to MEF).