Howard Watson is BT Group’s Chief Technology and Information Officer. When Howard joined BT in October 2011 he brought 30 years of telecoms experience with him, including time spent at Virgin Media and Telewest. He possesses a broad knowledge of operational leadership, technology and IT, fortified by his expertise in strategic development, business transformation and post-merger integration. He also has strong experience in innovating and delivering transformational products in the UK cable industry. His areas of expertise include telephony, digital TV, video on demand, high definition TV and ‘ultra’ high speed broadband. Howard is passionate about technology and innovation, and bringing transformational products to market.