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Dr. Timothy John Whitley

Managing Director, Research and Innovation, BT Plc.

As the MD for Research & Technology, Tim is accountable for BT’s Global Research Activities and is responsible for guiding BT’s overall strategy and ensuring that the benefits of research and innovation are down streamed into BT’s operational and customer facing units.

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 30 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

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