IM Breakfast Speaker Event


0800 Welcome & Refreshments
0815 Kevin Gooding, Background & Aims
0825 Jonathan Legh-Smith, BT Marquee
0835 Goff Hill, Suffolk Show App
0845 John Royle, The Suffolk Show Treasure Trail
0855 Kevin Gooding, Concluding remarks/future Shows
0900 Questions & Informal networking
0930 Close

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24 Jul 2018, 0800 - 0930


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

with Guest Speakers

Kevin Gooding, OXEMS, Diometer, Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA)

Jonathan Legh-Smith, BT

John Royle, Chronicle Digital Storytelling

Goff Hill, Smart Networked Environments (SmartNE)

"Technology comes to the Suffolk Show"

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The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) and is part of their 187 year history. It is the largest two-day visitor experience in the County and takes place at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Traditionally focused on celebrating everything that makes the County great, it showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage with support from most sectors of the Counties economy. At this year's show on 30th and 31st May, for the first time, BT and IM have a major presence aiming to showcase how technology and agriculture are coming together and as part of both the SAA's and BT's educational programmes for young people across the County and beyond.

At the Show, in addition to EE providing a mobile Mast , BT will be hosting a technology marquee showcasing hands-on experiences of some of the latest innovative technologies being developed at Adastral Park.  BT’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) and Computing activities are also being showcased.  Alongside all of this, two of our IM companies - Smart Networked Environments and Chronicle – have a key presence.

As part of a collaboration with the SAA, West Suffolk College and Suffolk County Council, a new digital experience for Show-goers has been developed.  Smart Networked Environments are providing a major new interactive app – The Suffolk Show App - whilst Chronicle is delivering new content for a special show 'treasure trail' Collectively the aim is to deliver a set of exciting new inspirational experiences and interactive demonstrations for visitors

This talk will give an overview of the BT and IM presence at the 2018 Show. It will also highlight the close collaboration that exists between BT and the companies in the Innovation Martlesham (IM) cluster, demonstrating the strength of the IM ecosystem which has the ability to deliver unique solutions into the region

Come along, meet and hear from the speakers involved in coordinating the 2018 initiative.

For more information please use the links to read "Suffolk Show launches first ever App for visitors" and to learn more about the App and Treasure Trail.



** IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Please be advised that a delegate list will be created for hand-out at the event, for networking purposes.  If you would like your name, company and job function to be included to other attendees to see, please let Jim know.  This data will not be stored by Innovation Martlesham after the event **    


Kevin Gooding, Founding CEO of OXEMS, Founder Diometer

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In addition to his OXEMS  and Diometer activities, Kevin has been involved with the Suffolk Show and the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) for many years. He steward's at the Show itself plus two other SAA events: The School Farm and Country Fair (4,500 year 3 & 4 children @ Trinity Park), and the Food & Farming Student Day (13-16 year olds @ Hollow Trees Farm). These initiatives are designed to promote food and agriculture in the region and to encourage young people to enter the industry.  


Jonathan Legh-Smith, Head of Partnerships & Strategic Research, BT

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Jonathan Legh-Smith is based at BT’s global R&D Headquarters at Adastral Park, Suffolk. He directs BT’s Strategic Research programme and manages BT’s collaborative research partnerships with industry and academia. Jonathan is a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network, chair of EIT Digital London and member of the EIT Digital Supervisory Board, and co-principal investigator for the EPSRC Prosperity Partnership – Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure. Jonathan manages BT’s school engagement programme in the East of England and co-created the Barefoot Computing initiative. Jonathan is also a member of the Dept. for Education’s Ipswich Opportunity Area Partnership Board and the TechEast Talent & Skills Taskforce.  


John Royle, Founder Chronicle Digital Storytelling 

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John is the Founder of Chronicle, an IM company focused on gathering and celebrating personal stories. In an era of more awareness around social isolation, cultural division and a plethora of ‘fake news’, Chronicle is bringing authenticity and connection through the voice of storytellers. It majors on capturing the essence of community, culture and heritage through its engaging solutions. John is originally from Suffolk and has a technical, management consulting and economic development background.      


Goff Hill, Business Development Director, Smart Networked Environments (SmartNE)



  Goff is a Founder Member of Smart Networked Environments, a company providing smart, location aware technology to cities, universities and other large organisations. Using WAI2GoTM, a unique in-house platform, the company provides customised, interactive maps with inbuilt intelligent navigation and with flexible data and service integration. Viewable on mobile devices, browsers and touchscreen kiosks the solutions are scalable and highly versatile and include innovative new hardware technology.  

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