As an Innovation Manager at BT, I specialise in working with researchers to realise their work and implement their learnings wherever possible for our customers in our Consumer, Enterprise, and Global divisions. I’ve been exploring various internal blockchain opportunities for a couple of years now, and BT has been exploring blockchain via proof-of-concepts since 2017.

Given the recent public acceptance that the future will entail a Metaverse of sorts, I am also co-ordinating internal Metaverse activities with a scope to expand this to a cross-company Metaverse Innovation Community in the coming months and years. I have a proven track record; having led a team to explore various industry-first blockchain PoCs, though many of these are currently under NDA. Most recently I co-ordinated efforts to deliver BT’s largest customer facing event of the year: The Robotics Festival.