Meet the Team

Find out more about the team leading IoTUK

Idris Jahn

IoTUK Principal Consultant – Health and Data

Idris has over 20 years of experience in data integration and real-time systems. Much of his work has involved defining new and exciting use-cases for the Internet of Things. He is currently helping businesses to advance their healthcare solutions using IoT. Idris is also helping IoTUK to co-ordinate two NHS test beds using IoT for dementia and diabetes.

Idris is currently advancing the IoTUK programme with the Digital Catapult in the UK. The following large scale projects are his primary area of focus:-

    • A National Health Service test bed for managing Diabetes using IoT for thousands of patients
    • A National Health Service test bed for managing Dementia using IoT for thousands of patients and their carers
    • 2 IoT Hardware Accelerators to mature companies with prototype products into market ready solutions with investment and customers
    • IoT Investor Days to bring together startups and investors
    • International Outreach to form collaborations between UK projects and global companies

Idris also has relationships with

    • UK Smart City projects
    • A research hub of 9 UK universities working together to understand the security and ethical challenges brought about by the Internet of Things
    • Regional LPWAN test beds to stimulate IoT innovation across the UK
    • BSI Standards committee for the Internet of Things


Amy Taylor

Programme Manager for IoTUK

Amy has worked within the interactive media industry for the last 20 years. Much of her work includes setting up new departments and capabilities, team development and change management, leading on high­-profile accounts and overseeing the delivery of project portfolios against strategic roadmaps.

Most recently Amy was part of the management team at Guardian Labs as their Head of Delivery, setting up a new digital production capability within the department, designing production processes and managing their PNL.

As a consultant, Amy has worked with both large-scale organisations and small scale digital startups. She has previously worked across a number of programmes including new platform development, Intranets for large-scale corporations involved in automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. Whilst at the BBC Amy delivered a programme of transformational change for the external commissioning process for Audio & Music Interactive and programme managed the redesign of a number of radio networks digital platforms.

Stephen Tolfree

Programme Coordinator for IoTUK

Stephen is a Programme Coordinator at the Digital Catapult, providing project management support to the IoTUK team and coordinating the IoTUK Boost programme.

With more than 20 years experience of delivering digital marketing and technology projects, Stephen has managed projects for organisations such as BT, Barclays, Unilever and the UN whilst working at digital agencies DigitasLBi and AKQA.

Most recently Stephen headed up the project management team at the Guardian’s branded content division Guardian Labs where he specialised in delivering commercial content campaigns for the Guardian’s Professional Networks.

Jem Henderson

Community Manager, IoTUK

Jem Henderson is the Community Manager on the IoTUK Programme, creating and commissioning content as well as talking to businesses in the IoT community in the UK. She has five years experience working as a content designer, copywriter and digital marketer in the tech industry with her own comms consultancy, with extensive experience working with WordPress and social media.

Jem has created content on IoT, blockchain, LPWAN and more for a number of years. Previous to this, she worked for a managed services company focusing on providing digital health and remote monitoring for patients in Yorkshire and the Humber. She is currently setting up a coworking space and innovation programme hub in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.