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Ken Rangers appointed COO of BAI Communications UK


Meet the BAI Communications team at Connected Britain 2022

Meeting Room 155, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

20 - 21 September 2022

Connected Britain is the UK’s most important connectivity event, bringing together the leaders shaping Britain’s digital future.

The event remains the best place to understand the technology, regulation, and investment environment for the rollout of next generation networks in the UK, as well as to meet with all the leaders in the space.

Connectivity is the cornerstone of economic growth and recovery. That’s why Connected Britain 2022 will continue to evolve and explore how next generation broadband technologies, especially fibre and 5G, are enabling exciting new opportunities for industry verticals, businesses, communities, and individuals.

Connected Britain has become a critical meeting place for buyers and sellers across the UK’s connectivity value chain. In 2021 up to 2,200 connectivity professionals attended Connected Britain, and expectation is for an even bigger and better show for 2022. BAI Communications is excited to be supporting as a Diamond sponsor for this year’s event.


Panel: The role of connectivity in driving the UK’s economic innovation

11:05 - 11:45 AM | 20 September

  • How can the UK stay a leader in, enterprise connectivity?
  • The role of public and private networks
  • Defining the use cases for advanced connectivity
  • What have been the 5G successes of the testbed and trials programme?


  • Andrew Conway, Director of Solutions & Innovation, BAI Communications
  • Carl Peters, VP of Solutions Engineering, Zayo
  • Colin Wood, Programme Manager, 5G RuralDorset, Dorset Council
  • Mark Seguna, Key Account Manager, Ericsson
  • Moderator: Ian Corden, Director, PA Consulting


Andrew Conway
Andrew Conway
Director of Solutions and Innovation
BAI Communications UK

Bringing full fibre to Britain - The benefits and challenges of: DIY, Build, Bid or Buy

1:40 - 2:00 PM | 20 September

Join this panel of experts to discuss the value, benefits and challenges involved in extending full fibre infrastructure and delivering high speed services to consumers, enterprises , enable smart cities and mobile connectivity.

  • DIY: Maximise control and capacity with your own ducts, buried cables and microwave towers
  • Build: The benefits of PIA and other available infrastructure such as disused utility structures
  • Bid: Access underutilised large-scale infrastructure from local authorities and estate owners by winning public concessions .e.g., rail / road / city Councils
  • Buy: Leverage existing network infrastructure and the proven expertise of National/ Global operators for speedy network deployment


  • James Flitton, VP Infrastructure, Lumen
  • Andrew Conway, Director of Solutions and Innovation – BAI Communications UK
  • Ben Allwright, CEO, Ogi
  • Justin Clark, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO, Wildanet
  • Moderator: Lorne Mitchell, Managing Director, Objective Designers


Andrew Conway
Andrew Conway
Director of Solutions and Innovation
BAI Communications UK

Smarter Together: Public/private partnership creating Sunderland's advanced smart city

3:40 - 4:00 PM | 20 September


  • Charles O’Reilly, Commercial Director, BAI Communications
  • Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council


Charles O'Reilly
Commercial Director
BAI Communications UK

Plenary session: The role of Private Networks in accelerating our post pandemic recovery

4:30 - 4:50 PM | 20 September

  • How private networks are helping enterprises take back control and drive efficiency
  • Private network use cases that are driving real world outcomes
  • How private and public networks can work together
  • How BAI are delivering on this promise


Group CTO - BAI Communications - Brendan O'Reilly - square2
Brendan O'Reilly
Group Chief Technology Officer
BAI Communications

Closing Keynote panel: Digital Britain: How to deliver truly positive outcomes for people

5:00 - 5:30 PM | 20 September

  • Putting the customer at the centre of your innovation strategy
  • From individuals to businesses: do we understand what customers want and need?


  • Brendan O’Reilly, Group Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications
  • Elsa Chen, Chief Customer Officer, CityFibre
  • Ashwini Bakshi, Chief Sales Officer, STL
  • Conal Henry, Chairman, Fibrus
  • Moderator: Phil Siveter, CEO UK&I, Nokia


Group CTO - BAI Communications - Brendan O'Reilly - square2
Brendan O’Reilly
Group Chief Technology Officer
BAI Communications

Panel: The cloudification of networks and services

11:10 - 11:50 AM | 21 September

  • Strategies for cloud success
  • Overcoming the legacy challenge
  • Delivering agile networks
  • How can enterprises be best supported in their cloud transformation journey?


  • Rui Inacio, CTO, Vilicom
  • Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank
  • Jon Burt, Lead Enterprise Architect, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Mark Henry, Technology & Business Strategy Director, BT
  • Moderator: Roland Da Silva, Strategy Advisor


Rui Inacio
Rui Inacio
Chief Technology Officer

Using digital twins to revolutionise the build of London's new fibre backbone

12:30 - 12:50 PM | 21 September


Jamie Hayes
Managing Director - Streetscape, Fibre, Private Networks
BAI Communications UK

Interested in knowing more?

Want to meet the team at the event? Or some further information about registering? Register your interest via the link below, and a member of the BAI Group team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Date : 20 - 21 September 2022

Where : Meeting Room 155, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH