Speaker profile

Andy Rowland

Head of Customer Innovation Energy, Resources & Manufacturing

With over 30 years of experience in IT, Andy is an award-winning business technologist holding a special interest in the evolution of new technologies in the interconnected world.

Andy is responsible for using innovation to help address his customer’s business challenges, providing thought leadership on everything from big data, to the internet of things, to cyber security. Traditionally Andy has focused on high value propositions across a range of industries including health, oil and gas, utilities and most recently manufacturing.

Having joined BT in 1986 as a programmer, by 2000 Andy was building some of the very first eCommerce sites, pushing boundaries by porting them to interactive TV, an award-winning initiative.

For the past 17 years, Andy has led on a number of new propositions that subsequently went on to gain a lot of focus. These included IP-CCTV in 2002, Tele-health in 2004, acoustic sensing in 2008, connected car security in 2014, and most recently Industry 4.0.

Andy’s current focus is on developing a number of strategic partnerships for Industry 4.0 with BT providing custom designed compute, connectivity and security wraps. Prior to joining BT in 1986, Andy worked as an accountant at PwC.

Andy holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Swansea.

Agenda sessions

Day One (BST)

September 22, 2020

  • Track B: Revenue Opportunities

    • 4:40 pm
      Panel Discussion: Edge solutions – the next phase of real growth for telcos?