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.

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.

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.

Daniel Young

IoTUK Principal Consultant – SME Mentoring

Daniel has over 15 years experience in business and technology consulting across Europe and the US. He is currently launching the IoTUK SME Mentoring program to provide SMEs external challenge and guidance to help them overcome their issues and grow. Daniel is also the MD of Eridanis, an Internet of Things (IoT) Consultancy focused on identifying and validating the business value from IoT.

Prior to this role, Daniel was the founder of Stormbell a business consultancy where he helped organisations roadmap their business and technology strategies, develop new value propositions and enter new markets. Daniel started his career as a management consultant at Accenture and PwC working with corporates in the Pharmaceutical, Retail and Energy sectors to improve their performance through introducing technology, commercial and behavioural changes. His interest is how the introduction of emerging technologies changes the concept of work and the impact on societies.

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.

Working with Caroline Gorski as a writer while she was Head of Business Development – IoT for Telefonica UK, she 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.