PETRAS Community Development: Ian Forrester, BBC R&D in conversation with Prof Paul Coulton


PETRAS Community Development Event: Talk and Q&A with Ian Forrester (BBC R&D) chaired by Prof Paul Coulton

Date: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Time: 14.00-15.00

The PETRAS Community Development events have been created as a means to offer the wider PETRAS community the opportunity to meet up, network and discover new things. We offer the wider community the opportunity to present their own work, discuss topics of interest or to listen to and join relevant discussions from those both inside and out the PETRAS Network.

Events can focus on particular themes, topics or industries drawn from PETRAS overall goals and lenses.  If you would like to discuss a particular session or you would like to develop a session of your own, please contact Claire Coulton (c.coulton@ucl.ac.uk)

The next Community Development event will host Ian Forrester, BBC R&D, in conversation with Prof Paul Coulton.

Join the conversation between Paul and Ian as they discuss how a public service organisation like the BBC, known for its high-quality TV, news and radio, handles the emerging complexities of data, privacy and security, and how they see their future role in this area.

Ian Forrester is a well-known character on the digital scene in the UK and Europe. Living in Manchester, UK, he works for the BBC’s R&D Future Experiences team. He specialises in open innovation and new disruptive opportunities; by creating value with open engagement and collaborations with start-ups, universities and early adopters.

BBC R&D has been a long-time partner of PETRAS on a number of projects from it very beginning. This collaborative work stems from the BBC’s Royal Charter and agreement with the UK government to provide “a centre of excellence for research and development in broadcasting and the electronic distribution of audio, visual and audiovisual material”.