Kevin Baughan took up the role of Chief Development Officer at Innovate UK in April 2016.
Kevin joined Innovate UK as Director of Technology and Innovation in 2014.
Kevin has a 35-year track record in the telecommunications industry, including roles with British Telecom, Nortel Networks and Virgin Media, where most recently he was Director of Technical Strategy and Wireless.
He played a leadership role in the technical evolution of Virgin Media and its predecessor companies, championing innovations spanning high-speed broadband, TV, Wifi, cellular infrastructure and services driven by ‘big data.’ This included designing and implementing market-leading cable systems in Europe for Nortel Networks and rolling out Virgin Media’s WiFi service on the London Underground in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2002 Kevin co-founded a pioneering startup, which focused on novel networking technologies and worked with the US Air Force research labs.
From 1999 to 2008 Kevin was an honorary professor at the University of Birmingham.