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Interview: Mike Carr of BT
01 April 2008
What does a company such as BT get from its massive spend on research and development? Access to the world's scientists and the ability to form an opinion, the chief scientist tells Alan Burkitt-Gray
21st Century Network
Chief science officer Mike Carr: unless
something is available globally the economies of the technology
With this issue, Global Telecoms Business is beginning a
series looking at the business of innovation in the industry.
Which operators invest in innovation, and how do they manage
that process? And how do you measure the return on investment
Some operators outsource the process of innovation to
independent organisations, or rely on the industry's
traditional vendors — and later in the series we'll be
talking to those in charge of innovation at some of the key
suppliers in the business.
Later in the year GTB will be awarding its second annual
Innovation Awards at a ceremony in London — see this
link for details.
The first feature in this series looks at BT's innovation
strategy. In the May/June issue we'll be talking to executives
Orange Labs in Paris, and...
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