Joint Breakfast Networking Event – May 2014


0745 Registration and networking over refreshments
0830 Welcome from Dr Tim Whitley
0840 Guest Speaker, Annette Thorpe
0910 Questions and informal networking
0930 Close

20 May 2014, 0745 - 0930

Innovation Martlesham, in association with IP Network, BT and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a joint Breakfast Networking Event.

We are pleased to be working with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and BT to invite you to this free breakfast event.

Join us to hear from Annette Thorpe, Regional Partnership Director – East of England, BT, who will talk about the roll out of the ‘Better Broadband for Suffolk Programme: past, present and future’. Also joining Annette will be Dr Tim Whitley, MD Research and Innovation and MD of Adastral Park. PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY by visiting the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Website. PERSONAL PROFILE – Dr Tim Whitley Tim Whitley   Tim is a BT Distinguished Engineer and serves as MD Research and Innovation for BT and MD of  Adastral Park.  He is accountable for all aspects of BT’s Global Research and Innovation activities. From 2007 to 2011 he was BT Group Strategy Director. Tim joined BT in 1981 as an apprentice engineer. Following sponsored study at university he joined the Optical Physics Division of BT’s Research department at Martlesham in Suffolk. Here he spent nearly ten years conducting experimental research into optical fibre amplifiers and lasers and their application in high-speed communications systems and authored or co-authored over 50 peer reviewed, journal and conference papers. Tim is the BT senior manager on the Equality of Access Board (EAB), the independent body established in 2006 to verify that BT is adhering to the regulatory undertakings established around the creation of Openreach. Tim is also a Policy Fellow with the Centre for Science & Policy, University of Cambridge.

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