Director of Technology and Innovation, Innovate UK

Director of Technology and Innovation, Innovate UK

Kevin Baughan joined Innovate UK on 6 May 2014 as the new Director of Technology and Innovation.

Kevin leads the Innovation Programmes team and is responsible for helping develop and deliver innovation support for accelerating the growth of UK businesses across the breadth of the thematic innovation programme. 

Kevin is an experienced and innovative telecoms professional whose most recent position was Director of Wireless at Virgin Media Business.  He was responsible for developing Virgin Media's metro wireless propositions, which included the recent acclaimed rollout of WiFi on the London Underground across 72 stations, in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.  In his previous role, he was responsible for Virgin Media's technical strategy, guiding the company into leadership positions through the rollout of next generation broadband (DOCSIS 3.0) and TV (Tivo) platforms.  He was also a member of the Virgin Media Board Committee for Technology & Operations.

Prior to Virgin Media, Kevin co-founded a start-up carrying out pioneering research into novel networking technologies for the US Air Force Research Labs with colleagues at the University of Birmingham. Kevin has also had a distinguished career with Nortel Networks, in both R&D and as the company’s chief architect for cable operators across Europe.

Kevin holds a BSc from Birmingham University, an MSc in Computer Science from Aston University and an MBA with distinction from Imperial College.  He was an Honorary Professor from 1999 to 2008 at Birmingham University, where he advised the University’s communications research team.




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