BT People Moves – Page 5

  • Openreach to create 4,000 jobs, aims for more diversity

    Openreach to create 4,000 jobs, aims for more diversity


    Industry steps up efforts to attract more people in tight labour market and keep fibre rolling. “Unprecedented” demand gives candidates upper hand. BT and Openreach, as well as Virgin Media O2, tout apprenticeship plans. Signs of progress on gender diversity and hiring more women in traditionally male-dominated roles.

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    Enterprise, Microsoft put health in the spotlight


    BT’s Healthcare Director Sultan Mahmud promotes future innovation with Microsoft, as Enterprise seeks to bolster healthcare proposition. NHS insight added in latest Clinical Advisory Board appointment.

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    BT pilots cyber-training to bridge skills gap


    CAPSLOCK partnership aims to address cybersecurity skills shortage to fill “more technical roles” within BT. One part of the Group’s broader up-skilling endeavours.

  • Elsewhere in BT Group: BT in VM O2's sights

    Elsewhere in BT Group: BT in VM O2’s sights


    VM O2 issues veiled threat to BT incumbency; legal proceedings continue in alleged overcharging case.

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    BT names drone chief to fuel unmanned aviation


    Dave Pankhurst appointed Drones Director at BT Digital’s newly-formed Incubation unit. Drones highlighted as one of four key verticals for the startup creation and acceleration division.

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    BT people moves: BT Federal fills out


    Mike Barthlow appointed CEO at BT’s US public sector division, with senior reports changed in parallel. BT’s healthcare focus tightened with a new HealthTech Incubator under Harmeen Mehta’s Digital domain and strategic health programme lead named at Enterprise. Openreach Service Delivery changes as Olly Kunc ships out.

  • Mehta brings new talent to BT Digital

    Mehta brings new talent to BT Digital


    Vodafone Smart Tech creator Tom Guy to head Incubation unit. New team aligns with Mehta’s desire for “crazy people” to create disruptive services.

  • Elsewhere in BT Group: recruitment drive for apprentices and graduates

    Elsewhere in BT Group: recruitment drive for apprentices and graduates


    Recruitment campaign to fill Better Workplace offices; shareholder Altice drops Portuguese sale plans.

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    Openreach’s McTighe ‘steps away’ from Ofcom chair search


    Mike McTighe, Openreach Chairman, reportedly withdraws from the search for an Ofcom chair. Now nearly two years in the making, the process is yet to find a clear frontrunner despite a number of names floated. Ex-BBC supremo Michael Grade is the latest hat in the ring.

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    Openreach’s Service Delivery chief Olly Kunc exits


    Quietly leaves the Group, leaving management a shared, interim responsibility of Khatter and Stewart.

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    BT people moves: ESG key in New Year changes


    Digital impact and sustainability manifesto brings a number of new roles to further ESG agenda. Fibre build challengers Borderlink and Hyperoptic poach ex-BT and Openreach staffers to drive regional FTTP rollout plans. Healthcare remains a key focus for Digital and Enterprise developments.

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    Openreach’s McTighe emerges as frontrunner for Ofcom chair


    Mike McTighe, Chairman at Openreach, reportedly on the shortlist to oversee regulator. Drawn-out search for Lord Burns’ successor sees another BT-affiliated name on the cards.

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    BT’s new growth oriented Division X names leader


    Former Sierra Wireless SVP Marc Overton appointed MD, Division X as BT Enterprise seeks solution-selling in high-growth verticals. Adjacent markets targeted by new unit, with Overton’s IoT specialism among the target technologies.

  • BT focuses energies on health industry

    BT focuses energies on health industry


    BT ramps up plans with formation of Clinical Advisory Board populated by eight NHS clinicians. Move builds on operator’s sign-up to Health Tech Alliance and The Kings Fund as part of efforts to expand in the industry through collaboration.

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    BT Enterprise’s SoHo unit to exploit micro-business boom


    Senior figures named and recruitment drive underway at unit focused on single office, home office demographic. Unit launched in 2021 to deliver tailored services to a growing micro-business customer base.

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    Ex-chair du Plessis wants to “move on” from BT exit


    Jan du Plessis describes BT chairmanship as “not a great time”, but remains confident in Group strategy under CEO Jansen. Unceremonious resignation came amid reports of falling-out between the pair. Newly knighted du Plessis now teed up for UK audit watchdog role.

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    Ex-BT chair teed up to lead UK audit regulator


    Business Secretary Kwarteng puts Jan du Plessis forward for appointment to chair the FRC amid governance struggles on the audit watchdog’s “underweight” board. FRC in transition, and requires a chair able to partner with government.

  • Elsewhere in BT Technology: Adastral Park expanding

    Elsewhere in BT Technology: Adastral Park expanding


    Adastral Park looks to expand; BT Labs names partner for IoT security; BT Sport involved in shared spectrum 5G broadcasting.

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    BT people moves: new chief at BT Defence


    Cole takes reins from retiring Boyle at BT Enterprise’s Defence division. Architecture directors named at BT Digital. EE’s Bennett joins host of former BT execs at challenger Freshwave. Shuter’s innovation and investment arm Division X makes two senior changes.

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    BT’s new function to commercialise network assets


    Recently-formed BT Networks seeks new revenue streams, with initiative led by finance and procurement veteran Paul Crouch. One of many efforts to identify commercial opportunities from existing assets and infrastructure as competition hots up.