About Toby Moncaster
For more detailed information please see my CV.
I am an experienced researcher and analyst specialising in the analysis, simulation and modelling of novel Internet technologies. I am dedicated to my work and have a strong work ethic. I enjoy challenges and am used to juggling a complex workload.
Outside work I am keen on high adrenaline sports, particularly climbing, canyoning and hiking. I am constantly looking for new challenges and have a keen appetite for learning new skills.
I attended Rugby School in Warwickshire between 1989 and 1994. I took 4 A-levels, receiving an A grade in Physics and B's in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry. I was also awarded the school's Physics prize in my final year.
After an abortive foray into civil engineering at Imperial College I went to Essex University to study for my MEng in Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Engineering. I graduated from Essex in 2003 with a Distinction and was awarded the Qinetiq Prize for having the highest marks in my year. After graduating I spent 3 years at Essex doing research on Distributed Resource Control for Grid Networks.
In 2006 I joined BT as a postgraduate student before moving on to the BT Graduate Scheme as a Graduate Researcher. The scheme helped develop my leadership and management skills as well as providing specific training in business finance, presentation skills and project management. Whilst on the scheme I was asked to take on management of an MoD-funded research project which was in danger of being shut down. I got the project back on track and was able to steer it to a successful conclusion 18 months later. I was also involved in writing the successful bid for the EU-funded Trilogy Project.
In 2009 I was promoted to Senior Researcher in the Networks Infrastructure Practise of BT Innovate & Design. My responsibilities were divided between research and management. On the research side I specialised in novel approaches to Internet Traffic management, leveraging key lessons from micro-economics to provide better solutions to controlling Internet traffic. This work led directly to the creation of the IETF ConEx working group which I helped to form. On the management front I led two of the group's key research themes as well as contributing extensively to the future reserch direction for the group.
I left BT in April 2010 and am now an independent consultant, although I am still interested in offers of employment.