Ian Oliver is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Nokia Bell Labs specializing in trustworthy and high-integrity Network Function Virtualisation "TelcoCloud" systems and on occasion the more theoretical underpinnings of privacy and privacy engineering. He also holds a Research Fellow position at the University of Brighton working with the Visual Modelling Group on diagrammatic forms of reasoning and semantics. He previously worked as the privacy officer for Nokia Services and for eleven years at Nokia Research Centre working with Semantic Web, UML, formal methods and hardware-software co-design. He has also worked at Helsinki University of Technology and Aalto University teaching formal methods and modeling with UML.
He holds over 40 patents in areas such as The Internet of Things, semantic technologies and privacy, as well as numerous papers in these areas. He is the author of the book: Privacy Engineering – A Data Flow and Ontological Approach.