Jon is Head of Alternative Technology Exploitation in BT Research & Innovation where he evaluates emerging technologies that do not yet form part of BT’s core Research Programme.

Jon has worked in the telecoms industry for nearly forty years, with thirty years in technology research and strategy roles. He has a wide range of expertise in satellite communications, broadband access technologies, end-user bandwidth demand and techno-economic analysis.

Jon believes passionately in BT’s approach to open innovation and seeks to work with UK academia and innovative UK companies to explore new opportunities in all aspects of telecoms networks. He is currently evaluating emerging opportunities in robotic digging for fibre broadband cable deployment; UAVs and High Altitude Platforms for providing rural/remote connectivity; global LEO satellite communications constellations; satellite QKD systems; and nano-technology applications in ICT.