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JF Fava-Verde – Lead Technologist, Digital

Dr Jean-François (JF) Fava-Verde

Innovation lead for Digital. I joined Innovate UK in November 2014 to provide thought leadership on digital connectivity, including next generation networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). I am involved in 5G activities and have operational oversight of an IoT programme helping start-ups overcome the challenges that frequently arise between the development of a hardware prototype and manufacturing at scale. I am also looking at the distributed ledger/blockchain technology and the growth opportunities it represents for the UK economy.

The history of Internet of Things (IoT)


Data transmitted every half-hour from the cloud provided temperature observations to the men of science for predicting weather patterns with more accuracy than ever before. Men of science? Yes, you read correctly and this is not a politically incorrect statement: …