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29th March Networking / Speaker Event

March 7, 2012

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Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, would like to invite you to the next Informal Breakfast Networking Event:

29th March 2012

08:00am – 09.30am

Ross Building Foyer, Adastral Park

Guest speaker is Professor David Crawford, University of Essex at Colchester.  David will give an introduction to the University, describing the facilities and the new building programmes that are going to establish the university as one of the country’s leading institutions for education, research and enterprise.

This part of the talk will include the plans for the Knowledge Gateway research park, the new Student Centre and the Edge Hotel School which is transforming the eighteenth century Wivenhoe House into the UK’s first hotel school based entirely in a fully operational hotel.

The second half of the talk will look at some of the latest research and technologies that are being worked on within the University’s Science & Engineering Faculty … including new media (ultra-high definition video), robotics, photonics and coral reef research.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY.

Adastral Park is a secure site, so you will need to register in order that we can arrange a Site Pass for you.

Please register by contacting nicky.daniels@innovationmartlesham.com  and await confirmation of that you have been successful.

Programme

0800                 Registration and networking over refreshments

0820                 Welcome from David Ralph, The Chair of Innovation Martlesham

0825                 Guest Speaker, Professor David Crawford

0905                 Questions & Informal networking

0930                 Close

BIOGRAPHY:

David Crawford

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex at Colchester, with interests in networks and new media. David lectures in Transmission Systems, but specialises in the transfer of knowledge and intellectual property from academia to the commercial sector, and forming research and business partnerships.

David is actively involved in various international industry Forums and has held senior posts with several blue chip companies during his career, including BT in the UK, and Bell Labs in the USA. Since 2005, he has divided his time between working as an independent Consultant in the broadcast and telecoms arenas, and his ever-increasing University activities.  He is also a part-time Director of a small hi-tech start-up company in France.



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