Ian Carpenter is and experienced and innovative entrepreneur in telecommunication and network testing. He is President and CEO of Valid8. During his 23 years of experience, he has traveled all over the world to understand and address the latest telecommunication and network test challenges for 5G/4G/IMS/IoT. He has remained in the forefront of testing and verifying next generation telecommunication and public safety test tools through his technical understanding of the network protocols and test challenges, providing innovative solutions to address the challenges, and helpful supportive service. He developed one of the world's first SIP Conformance Test solutions back in 1999. More recently, he has played an integral role in the development of test technologies for P25 ISSI/CSSI and solutions for MCPTT & 5G/4G/IoT. He has overseen the evolution of the Valid8 technology to a single solution for testing networks and devices for performance, load and conformance. Strong business development professional with a BEng focused in Information Systems Engineering from University of Surrey.