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Data With Everything

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  • UserDr Tim Whitley, BT Distinguished Engineer, MD, Research & Innovation
  • ClockThursday 05 February 2015, 13:15-14:15
  • HouseFW26, Computer Laboratory.

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In a world of ever increasing network bandwidth, an explosion of devices and burgeoning data storage, what could future communications and information technology bring? In his presentation, Dr Tim Whitley will introduce the long history of innovation in BT and the research that we are undertaking today. Tim will then explore how developments in the access network and the core network, coupled with big data analysis techniques, could lead to new opportunities in connected communities – from refuse collection to traffic management.

Tim will finally reflect upon his personal experiences from his long career in BT, from joining as an apprentice to becoming a BT Distinguished Engineer.

Bio

Dr Timothy Whitley is a BT Distinguished Engineer and serves as MD Research and Innovation for BT and MD of BT’s R&D Campus ‘Adastral Park’ in Suffolk, England. 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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