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28th March Breakfast Networking Event – Tim Whitley (MD, Adastral Park & Iain Dunnett (OM, New Anglia LEP)

February 19, 2013

Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to another Breakfast Networking Event

28th March 2013
08:00am – 09.30am
Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park
With Guest Speakers
Tim Whitley, MD Research & Innovation and Adastral Park, BT plc – Speaking about the importance and relevance that Innovation Martlesham is to BT and the local economy
Iain Dunnett, Operations Manager, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – Speaking about the New Anglia LEP and how Innovation Martlesham fits into the LEPs Strategy
PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY.
Please register by contacting nicky.daniels@innovationmartlesham.com and await confirmation that you have been successful.
Programme
0800 Registration and networking over refreshments
         Welcome
0815 Guest Speaker, Tim Whitley
0840 Guest Speaker, Iain Dunnett
0910 Questions & Informal networking
0930 Close
Tim Whitley
Tim Whitley
As MD for Research & Innovation, Tim is accountable for BT’s Global research activities, Tim is also MD for Adastral Park, BT’s Global Engineering HQ.
Prior to his current role Tim was BT’s Group Strategy Director, accountable for guiding BT’s major strategic and investment choices. He has been at the heart of BT’s exciting Next Generation Access plans which will see the next generation of broadband – Superfast Broadband – deployed across the UK since their inception in 2008.
Tim joined BT in 1981 as an apprentice engineer and during his 32 year career has held many positions ranging from advanced optical-fibre device and network research, technology consultancy and architecture to Director of techno-economics analysis and Group technology Officer. He has published over 50 papers in the field of optical communications, holds a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering. Tim is based at BT’s Global Engineering and Research HQ, Adastral Park, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Tim lives in Felixstowe, England with his wife Teresa and four daughters.
Iain Dunnett
Iain has recently been appointed Operations Manager with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. He leaves a post at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce where he developed a Low Carbon Development Unit and managed production of the Green Economy Pathfinder and Manifesto on behalf of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.
Iain was born in Woodbridge Suffolk and holds a BSc in Environmental Studies, DMS Management Studies, Common Purpose Graduate, Leadership Development Programme. Iain’s early career took him from working with the RSPB at Titchwell, Norfolk, South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, to the Audubon Society in Massachusetts, Mono Lake Programme in California and Operation Raleigh in Australia.
Since Iain’s return to Suffolk in 1991 he has enjoyed being the External Funding Manager at Suffolk County Council covering European and other investments, managing the Brecks Sustainable Tourism Partnership and the Friars to Flyers Heritage Tourism Project. Following this Iain was given the challenge of raising and managing the aspiration of Creating the Greenest County in Suffolk.
In addition, Iain has held many positions in Organisations :- Princes Trust Board Member, Ipswich Community Radio Executive Director, Creating the Greenest County Board Member, Wild Anglia Local Nature Partnership Board Member, Green Economy Pathfinder Board Member and was formally a Director of Foundation East.


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