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Maxwell plus - for events co-organised by the Maxwell programme

Innovation Seminar Series

We are delighted to welcome the BSI team to our Innovation Seminar Talk in April.



16:00-16:20 - "Success stories in using standards" by Adam Richardson, Operations Manager – Knowledge and Solutions at BSI

16:20-16:30 - Q&A

16:30-16:50 - "How standards encourage innovation and growth?" by Peter Lee, Business Development and Consulting Manager at BSI

16:50-17:00 - Q&A

17:00-17:30 - Networking


About the Speakers

Adam Richardson, Operations Manager – Knowledge and Solutions, BSI

Adam has been working in standards development for over 8 years. Initially a project manager for PAS and bespoke standardization projects, he worked with government and private sector clients in a diverse range of subject areas. He currently works as an Operations Project Manager in the standards services team, a broad-ranging role taking in management of new opportunities and bids, financial forecasting, and continual improvement.

Peter Lee, Business Development and Consulting Manager, BSI

Peter has over four years’ experience at BSI with a focus on Smart secure sustainable Communities, Digital & Transport innovations. Current projects include 5G infrastructure, national data and AI strategies, digital twins, Future of Mobility, Future Flight, CAV and the Smarter Suffolk IoT Live Lab. Peter started his career as a 3D industrial design engineer and 2D graphical user interface designer at BT Laboratories in Suffolk. Having developed advanced concepts for video conferencing, interactive TV, smart phones and tablets, he led product brand experience and user-centred design from BT’s HQ in London. Peter went on to work on software collaboration and webcasting services. He spent a long stint in the public sector leading digital service transformation including investment in broadband, and mobile phone access to sustainable transport journey planners and ticketing, to name a few. Peter supported development of an Innovation Centre at the University of Suffolk where he is a senior visiting fellow for digital innovation


Meet other BSI experts in the networking session

Philip Keenan - Business Development & Consulting Manager, BSI.

Philip joined BSI in September 2021 and is a business development and consulting manager for standards, working in the fields of zero carbon technologies, manufacturing, electric vehicles and charging, and the application of digital technologies to manufacturing. Prior to BSI Philip worked as the business development manager at the Cambridge University Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) working on the development of fibre optic (mostly) distributed sensors used to monitor infrastructure.

Philip spun out a company from Cambridge University in 2017, and participated in the Cambridge University Impulse Programme to commercialise a new sewage-level monitoring sensor he co-developed at Cambridge, used to detect sewer overspills. He has also delivered a stand-up comedy show in Cambridge on the theme of sewer inspection, (“Down the sewers of Birmingham”). Philip has a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science from the University of Sheffield, a MA in business from Dublin City University and is listed as inventor in over 20 patents ranging from sensors and inkjet print heads to 3D printing technologies.

Emma Glass, University Partnerships Manager, Healthcare Technologies, BSI

Emma is the University Partnerships Manager for Healthcare Technologies in the Knowledge Solutions division. She is responsible for engaging with universities in healthcare technology research and innovation to promote participation and raise awareness of standards and standards development. Recent work has included presenting to University of Nottingham’s Centre for Healthcare Technologies and co-creating education resources with the University of Strathclyde. Prior to working at BSI, Emma launched new open-access science journals in digital health, nuclear medicine, oral health and radiology. She also authored CBP’s Big Data Focus Report in 2016 and 2017. Emma has a degree in English Literature from the University of Exeter.

Gail Edmans, Business Development Manager, BSI Knowledge Services

Gail Edmans is a Business Development Manager in the Knowledge Services team at BSI, working with a with a range of clients including government departments, private sector, academia and trade associations to scope and win high value contracts to provide a range of services related to standards development. Her sector focus includes healthcare, fire and ESG. This is a consultative role, identifying opportunities for new business and working with prospects to develop bespoke solutions based on BSI’s core services including standards strategy, standards mapping, gap analysis, standards development and community development. Prior to working at BSI, Gail worked for over 20 years in business development and solutions roles across digital and print in national press, including The Telegraph, The Independent and i newspapers.


About BSI (British Standards Institution)

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. BSI helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably.

Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and over a century later is globally recognized as champions of best practice. BSI is responsible for originating many of the world’s most commonly used management systems standards and publishes over 2,700 standards annually. These standards address the most pressing issues of today from clear billing to energy management and disability access to nano-technology; spanning domains including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT.


About the Seminar Series

This series of seminars happens monthly and speakers will present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours.

  • We have a varied list of speakers, from academics turned in to entrepreneurs all the way to established companies.
  • The format is a 45 minute talk, followed by Q&A.
  • Attendance is free

Come and join the talk and meet BSI experts. Please register for the event here or send an email to

Tuesday, 12 April, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:30
Contact name: 
Alexandra Huener
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Event location: 
Maxwell Centre or online