FORA.tv Speaker - Mike Carr

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Biography

Mike Carr is Chief Science Officer at BT, where he is responsible for the world-leading research and commercial exploitation unit, including the Patent Licensing and Corporate Venturing activities. Mike has a first class honours degree in Communication Engineering. He joined BT as a Technician Apprentice in 1972, then moved to the Visual Communication Research Division at BT Labs in 1980. During his 15 years there his career focused on the research, development and practical design of real-time audio-visual and multimedia communications systems. He has several patents to his name in the field of video compression, and is the holder of two prestigious BT awards: the Martlesham Medal for R&D (1992) and the BT Gold medal (1994) for leading multimedia product developments. From 1994 Mike was responsible for driving BT's company-wide technology acquisition strategy, and from 1999 he was based in Silicon Valley, California, where he established BT's US Technology office and Corporate Venturing activity. He returned to the UK in 2001 to take on his current post of leading BT's Research and Venturing activities.

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Battle of Ideas: Digital Commons

10.27.07 | 01:33:32 min | 0 comments