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.