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.
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.