We are honorable to invite Mr Mike Carr as one of the honorary chairs of IET International Radar Conference 2018. Mr Mike Carr is the president-elect of IET for 2018. He will make a speech of welcome at the meeting.
Mr M D Carr OBE FREngBSc(Eng) HonDTech CEng FIET
Until November 2008 Mike Carr was BT’s Chief
Science Officer responsible for the company’s world-leading Research Labs and
Commercial Exploitation Unit, including Patent Licensing and Corporate
Venturing activities globally. Mike joined BT as a Technician Apprentice in
1972. He studied Communication Engineering at Plymouth and joined the Visual
Communication Research Division at BT Labs in 1980. During his first 15 years with
BT’s Labs his career has focused on the research, development and practical
design of real-time audio/visual and multimedia communications systems.
He has several patents to his name in the field of video compression and is the holder of two prestigious BT awards; the Martlesham Medal for R&D (1992) and the BT Gold medal (1994) for leading multimedia product developments. In 1998 he was elected President of the Digital Audio-Visual Council (DAVIC) a non-profit association based in Switzerland and representing over 200 companies in more than 25 countries, focused on developing specifications for audiovisual systems.
From 1999 Mike was based in Silicon Valley, California, USA where he established BT’s US Technology office and Corporate Venturing activity. He returned to the UK in 2001 to lead BT’s Research & Venturing division. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University of Plymouth in September 2009. Since leaving BT he has been a Council Member of the EPSRC, a Board member of Innovate UK and a previous Vice President of the IET. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Ordnance Survey and for Ploughshare Innovations Ltd. He is also Chairman of Astigan Ltd (a start-up based in Wells) and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Committee.