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Spotlight Interview: Philip Mullins from Tait Communications

Philip MullinsPhilip Mullins,

Solutions Marketing Manager, Tait Communications

Philip Mullins comes to Tait as the former Executive Industry Consultant in IBM’s Global Center of Excellence for Energy and Utilities. He served both internal and external clients as a trusted adviser on utility communications and was a leader in the development of IBM’s Global Intelligent Utility Network Communications Reference Architecture and Solution Offering.

Philip has over 32 years of experience in the communications technology and Energy and Utilities industry with deep subject matter expertise in radio based technologies including; Analog and Digital Land Mobile Radio, Microwave, Analog and Digital Cellular, MESH and WiMAX. Over the past 10 years, Philip has focused on Smart Grid related communications, executing strategy and assessment engagements at leading US Utilities and developing intellectual capital assets that supported IBM’s global solution delivery teams.

Philip is also an IBM Inventor, holding five issued patents, with 1 patents pending,

Prior to IBM, Philip was a leader in Texaco’s Global Information Services organization for several years and prior to that spend 14 years as a senior member of the technical staff at Motorola and supported the evolution of wireless technologies through the early development of Digital Land Mobile Radio through Digital Cellular and emerging 3G Technologies.

Philip is also a United States Air Force Veteran that specialized in Ground Radio Communication Systems, and Combat Radio Communications Systems.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

Great way for Tait Communications to present our point of view on Critical Voice Communications and the opportunity to optimize that investment with our GridLinks Solution.

2. What will the audience learn from attending the webinar?

Two key learning objectives, first, that Grid Links can help optimize a “must have” investment in critical voice communications, and secondly, GridLinks can help Utilities minimize the capital and operating expenses associated with Service Management, Private Broadband and Carrier Services.

3. How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

I first began working with Utility customers over 20 years ago while troubleshooting a critical voice infrastructure failure, and since that time have developed a deep admiration for the important work they do and the critical services they provide our communities.

I immensely enjoy working with customers, understanding problems and developing solutions that solve them in an optimal way.

4. What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I hold patents in several RF technology fields including RFID, Cellular and Wi-Fi.

5. Who or what is your inspiration?

I am inspired by people that don’t give up and invent new ways of doing things. A few examples are Sir Edmond Hillary, Richard Branson, Elan Musk and Dean Kamen.


Philip Mullins is presenting the Tait Communications webinar ‘Crossroads in Grid Automation and M2M’ on the 1st July at 10am New York/3pm London. Click here to register.