Meet the Team

Find out more about the team leading IoTUK

Caroline Gorski

Head of Internet of Things – IoTUK

Caroline Gorski is the Head of the Internet of Things (IoT) at the Digital Catapult. She is a commercial leader with more than 20 years experience in strategy consulting, market development and commercial decision-making at FTSE 100 board-level. 

Most recently, Caroline was Head of Business Development – IoT for Telefonica UK. In this role, Caroline and her team worked in innovative client and technology provider partnerships to identify, nurture and deliver transformational business ideas, combining powerful data insights from millions of customers with network intelligence and machine-learning.

Prior to this role, Caroline was Managing Partner for Telefonica UK’s Retail and Leisure practice, delivering transformational mobility and customer engagement technologies into retail and leisure businesses in the UK.

As a strategy consultant, Caroline has worked with companies ranging from the Global 2500 to early stage startups, in industries as diverse as the automotive sector, financial services, publishing, business services, sports and betting, HM Government, hospitality and leisure, telecoms and technology, and retail. Her interest is in how technology transforms the experiences of consumers – and therefore changes how we all live and interact.

Paul Egan

Paul Egan

IoTUK Principal Consultant – Hardware and Communications, Digital Catapult

Paul Egan is a Principal Consultant at the Digital Catapult. Paul is a specialist in the Hardware and Communications aspects of IoT, in the development of market shaping engagements, and in further deepening the Digital Catapult’s connections to UK and global entrepreneurs, innovators & investors.

Previously Paul was at the UK startup Neul where he was a co-founder and VP of Business Development. Neul pioneered the concept of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for IoT in both licensed & un-licensed spectrum. Neul was successfully acquired by the Chinese company Huawei in September 2014. Prior to Neul he was one of the core team at CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio – now part of Qualcomm) where he held a number of technical and commercial rolls for over ten years. In the early 90s he was an early part of ARM where he worked on their first devices including a chip for the Apple Newton.

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 also familiar with integration standards related to the IoT including MQTT and HyperCat. For the past 10 years Idris has been identifying IoT opportunities where multiple high velocity data sources need to be to analysed very quickly using Apama Complex Event Processing. This has given Idris opportunities to create real-time solutions for manufacturing optimisation; personalised consumer engagement for retailers, sports clubs and mobile operators; social media analytics including sentiment for proactive support; improved patient engagement in healthcare using mobile and wearable devices. Idris has a BSc in Physics from UMIST and an MSc in Computer Science from Staffordshire University.

Julia de Juan Verger

Project Co-ordinator and Researcher, Future Cities Catapult

Julia de Juan Verger is a Project Coordinator and Researcher at Future Cities Catapult. She holds a PhD in Earth Sciences and a degree in Sustainability Analytics. She has worked on a range of environmental problems, from Greenland Glaciers dynamics to flooding and sea level variability in vulnerable coastal areas such as Bangladesh. She now coordinates the Cities Standards Institute, a joint initiative of the Future Cities Catapult and British Standards Institution that brings together cities, SMEs, and industry leaders to drive the future of smart city standards. She is also developing tools to assess the environmental impact of city projects, including the winning IoT City Demonstrator.

Meagan Crawford

Economist, Future Cities Catapult

Meagan Crawford is an Economist at Future Cities Catapult. She holds a Master of Economics, with a specialisation in Labour and Urban Economic Development. She has spent several years focusing on labour market trends, with specific focus on the structural-shift in self-employment. Meagan has a wealth of SME and start-up experience as she co-founded and led an innovative business in New York.

Maria-Luisa Marsal Llacuna

Cities Standards Manager, Future Cities Catapult

Maria-Luisa Marsal Llacuna holds two Doctorates, in Urban Planning and Intelligent Systems (2008, 2013). She is a Dipl. Architect and has a Master degree in Applied Informatics (2001, 2011). She has been teaching in Spanish Universities urban planning, and more recently smart cities, for the past fifteen years. She created the first official scientific master’s program in smart cities and she has lead several competitive research projects in the smart cities domain.

Steven Revill

IoTUK Business Analyst, Future Cities Catapult

Steven is an IoT and Smart Cities practitioner with experience in both the public and private sector.  He has joined the IoTUK Team to assist with the development of the Rapid Investment Case Toolkit.  Steven worked for Glasgow City Council helping deliver the Glasgow City Council Future Cities Demonstrator OPEN Glasgow workstream, Project Managing the City Technology Platform and Open Data work streams.

Before joining the Glasgow team Steven worked on IoT projects in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems working for both IBI Group and AECOM with key clients including Highways Agency, Transport Scotland and National Roads Authority.

Steven is current COO and Co-Founder of Smart City SME @UrbanTide.

Terry Norman

Principal Digital Strategy Consultant for IoT, Future Cities Catapult

Terry is a strategy consultant who focusses upon the commercial opportunities represented by telecommunication technologies including RFID, M2M and IoT. His research interests lie in the area of transformational change enabled by digital technologies, in particular the role that technologies play in the creation of citizen-centric smart/sustainable cities. He has led numerous public and private sector projects and produced a wide variety of reports on the economic viability of business propositions. He is able to communicate effectively with both technologists and business audiences – enabling dialogue around the true costs and potential value of initiatives regarded as innovative from a technical perspective.

Terry has an Engineering degree from UCL and an Engineering doctorate (specialising in Radio Frequency Identification Devices) from University of Manchester. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology, Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist.