New Scientist Live
28 September – 1 October, London
BT was a sponsor, exhibitor and well represented on the conference agenda. New Scientist Live showcased BT’s innovation and the breadth of our technical expertise as a company to a very wide audience.
Around 25,000 people, from schoolchildren to leading academics and prospective BT employees passed through the event across the four days. Tim Whitley welcomed astronaut Major Tim Peake, the show headliner, to the BT stand and talked him through our tech partnerships.
We demonstrated our work with Williams Martini Racing and Land Rover BAR America’s Cup team, as well as our own research demos into quantum security and big data analytics, straight from the BT Labs.
BT speakers included Tim Whitley, Nicola Millard, and Steve Masters.
Professor Stephen Hawking at Adastral Park
BT’s Adastral Park technology and research campus near Ipswich was the venue for a neurological conference featuring guest speaker Professor Stephen Hawking on 5 October. The event was a sell-out and received coverage in both local and national media.
Broadband World Forum (BBWF)
18-20 October, London
Howard Watson, Tim Whitley, and Mike Galvin, all from BT’s Technology, Service & Operations division hosted the VIP kick-off event for the show at the BT Tower. This was also an opportunity to share joint research with Australian network operator NBN on the economics of ultrafast broadband technologies.
The conference agenda included Gavin Patterson, Clive Selley, Tim Whitley, Neil McRae, Fotis Karonis, Trevor Linney, Jerome Tassel, Mansoor Hanif, and Paul Garner.
We showcased the best of our innovation on the BT stand at the show, and were shortlisted for four awards at the Broadband World Forum Awards.
The 2017 Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
BT delegates will include Sir Mike Rake, Gavin Patterson, Luis Alvarez, Bas Burger and Maria Pecorari. They will be accompanied by BT’s new Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Ed Petter.
Gavin will speak on a panel alongside the Prime Minister of Portugal discussing ‘Shaping a National Digital Strategy: How can national digital strategies unlock leapfrogging opportunities for countries?’
BT will also co-host the British Business Leaders Lunch – our 12th year as co-host – alongside Accenture, Centrica, HSBC, WPP and the CBI.