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Oct 2017 - An article published in May 2017 on managing innovation, exceeds 3,600 reads and attracts well over 50 "likes" from the Linkedin Community.
The article can be accessed here.

Dec 2016 - A new co-authored article on “Electrical transport in carbon nanotube fibres” is accepted by an international peer-reviewed journal.
Scripta Materialia is a LETTERS journal of Acta Materialia, providing a forum for the rapid publication of short communications on the relationship between the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. (The emphasis is on originality rather than incremental research).
The article can be accessed here.

Jan 2016 - The writing and editing of book chapters and peer reviewed research papers has resulted in over 400 citations by other writers and researchers. Detail of the publications and the associated citation numbers can be seen on Google Scholar

Apr 2015 - Keynote speaker at the University of Cambridge ESRC‐DTC Student Conference (15-04-15) Held at the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site. The talk entitled, "Collaborations, Careers and Creativity", formed part of the "Bridging the Gap: Integrating Theory and Practice in the Economic and Social Sciences " initiative.
Link to the Programme & Slides

Sept 2014 - Co-authored an article on managing innovation which was published on both the Linkedin social network and BT's Innovation Pages ( The article included recommendations on how managers can improve the performance of teams tasked with creativity and innovation.
Link to the Linkedin article.

Mar 2014 - A peer-reviewed science paper co-authored by Patmore was published in the international journal, "Advanced [functional] Materials". The paper summarizes the work of a Cambridge research team on the "Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Based Fibers and Their Future Use in Electrical Wiring".
The paper is open access and can be found here

Jan 2014 Patmore was invited to speak at the London School of Economics in support of an event “The Impact of the Social Sciences: How Academics and their Research Make a Difference”. Other speakers were: Mark Easton (Home Editor, BBC News), Penny Lawrence (International Programmes Director, Oxfam GB), Aileen Murphie (Director, Local Government VFM, National Audit Office), Professor Lord Stern (Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics). A podcast of the event is available here [1 hr 25 mins - 47 mins]

Oct 2013 A report, co-authored by Patmore, looked at how people are using conferencing technologies in their firms. The report called, 'Conversations, Conferencing and Collaboration', was presented to press and media in October and includes recommendations on how meetings where one or more of the participants are remote can be made more efficient. (It was commissioned by Dolby and British Telecom). (click here for reports)

Sep 2013 marked the publication in the journal 'Advanced Functional Materials' of a paper, co-written with some exceptional researchers, explaining how a new material made from carbon nanotubes has been used to replace copper wire in a conventional transformer. (click here for paper)

Jun 2013 - He supported the University of Cambridge team at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition - "Electric Carbon" This was the first time an electric motor and transformer, wound with a new material made entirely of carbon nanotubes, was shown to the public.

Jun 2012 - Patmore co-authored a research paper documenting the use of a completely new material, formed from Carbon Nanotubes, in electrical transformers. The work was presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes in Brisbane Australia.

Mar 2012 - He co-authored a book on inclusive design - "Understandable by Design: How Can Products be Designed to Align with User Experience?"

Feb 2012 - A Review of Business–University Collaboration (Professor Sir Tim Wilson) - Contributed as Advisory Board Member to this key UK Government report.
(click here for report)

Oct 2011 - Patmore mentored a team of MBA students at the Judge Business School who developed a successful marketing strategy for the Raspberry Pi organisation (December 2011). He was able to call upon his links with some of the One Laptop per Child founders, who provided both unique insight and experience to the Cambridge team.

Sept 2011 He retired from BT Group and in October 2011 became a member of Pembroke College, at the University of Cambridge.

Oct 2010-Jul 2011 - Patmore led an international research collaboration, with university teams in the UK, US, China and Australia examining the impact of communications technology on people, at home and at work, young and old. The outcome of the research was presented to press and media on the 5th of July 2011 at the Design Council and included recommendations on how people can make better use and feel better about using communications technology. The research can be accessed here. A talk on the research with slides is here

2010 - His research collaboration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Social TV was written up in the MIT Technology Review as what they believed to be, one of the 10 most important emerging technologies in 2010.

2008-2009 - He identified an outstanding Massachusetts Institute of Technology student who, during an internship for him, developed a completely new way to interact with TV services through social groups. ("Social TV") (click here for BT article)

2008 - "Turning creative thinking into real business opportunities: Unleashing the power of creativity" - Pembroke College Annual BT Lecture, May 2008. (Cambridge Network Press Release)
(Recording of talk)

2008 - Patmore set up a summer research fellowship for Social Anthropologist Kathleen Richardson to examine: "What does the future of Online Social Networking look like?" & "Is Facebook changing the way we create – and stay in contact?". This work led to Kathleen producing a key paper in late 2008, "Archiving the self? Facebook as biography of social and relational memory".

2007 - Patmore championed the use of 'web 2.0' tools in collaborations between industry and academia. A very successful collaboration using the tools led to him writing an article entitled. "Is the web the ultimate social network?".

2006 - Collaborator on the 'MIT Communications Futures Program' - which produced key papers such as 'Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment' and 'Vision of Personal Broadband'.

2005 - Working with Rajeev Ram [Principal Investigator for the Physical Optics and Electronics Group & Director of the Center for Integrated Photonic Systems at MIT] Patmore formulated a way to model the operational costs (OPEX) of a complex broadband fibre network for the UK. (click here for BT article)

2004-2005 - Patmore initiated a research project with a PhD student, Xiaoxiao Yan, in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. During her research she documented how a small start-up in China became very successful through their use of the Internet (bulletin boards) in building trust with their customers. This provided real insight into entrepreneurship in modern China. (Research published in 'Research Horizons' Oct 2006)

2004 - The Communications Innovation Institute (CII) is launched in London (June). This brings together leading academic thinkers from the University of Cambridge, MIT and UCL. Patmore is charged with bringing these people together to investigate the major implications of new communications technologies. Key themes include; Disruptive Systems, WiFi and other Viral Communication, Edge versus Core Architectures and New Models of Content Distribution. (click here for BT technology e-zine article)

2003-2004 - A completely new version of the BTTJ was created in full colour and with videos on-line covering research at the MIT Media Lab, this was a first. MIT on-line version of Volume 22, No 4, October 2004

2003 - He moved to BT Research to head up the Strategic University Research Programme, bringing together all of the work BT did with universities and business schools, globally, into a single unified programme. His engagement model based on essentially on mutually beneficial collaborations and open innovation, has been successfully replicated by many other MNCs, is documented in a paper: "The Management of Creativity and Innovation".

2003 - Patmore led the development of a new system for capturing user needs, 'scenario based user needs analysis systems for business', and published a white paper on the subject. (paper)

2002 - He was invited to speak at an RSA conference, "Interface | User and Machine", where the conference was chaired by the President, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The event explored the relationship between users, manufacturers, designers, engineers and retailers. Speakers included: Prof Roger Coleman (Director, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art), Maura Shea (IDEO), Prof Anne Anderson (DTI - PACCIT) and Dr John Clarkson (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge) (A copy of the event information is here)

2002 - Patmore was responsible for the development and deployment of the single most important and successful service for BT in recent times, BT Direct Access Broadband. The service was developed and deployed in four months between April 2002 and July 2002 and was initially scaled to serve 20M users and to take 40,000 orders per day.
(BBC News 1) (BBC News 2) (BBC News 3)

2000 - He led the development of the 1st Extensible Markup Language (XML) search engine - this was called QUIZXML and the name was trademarked in Oct 2000 ( UK Trade Mark 00002247580 )

2000 - His research teams brought avatar technology to business meetings with a new enhanced conferencing system for BT Conferencing Services. (BBC News article)

1999 - He took up a new role leading the Research and Development of Internet and Multimedia Services for BT Group. His research teams were responsible for the early work on 3D worlds (1999) and the use of Avatar technology at the Millennium Dome (2000) (click here for BT Exact Page)

1999 - Patmore was responsible for the role-out of a new interactive online learning system to BT's intranet users. The system made learning material available to users regardless of their location - at the office, at home or in a hotel, world-wide. It also provided people the flexibility to learn at their own speed and, importantly, to revisit a piece of training as many times as they wanted to. (online training materials are instantly accessible with little or no administrative overhead required by the HR department) [Futuremedia PLC - Solstra] (click here for BT Exact Page)

1996 - Patmore moved to lead Research and Development for BT Cable Television Services and ran the first fully commercial trial of Video on Demand in Westminster over the BT designed Switched Star Network. He then initiated the use of 'time sharing' of cable channels to increase the choice of media for customers and led the commercial launch of pay-per-view on BT Cable TV systems.

1993-1995 - Following his move to Westminster Cable Television, he led the design and deployment of a Hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network in Westminster, completing the overbuild of the existing network (installed in 1985) in two years (1994-1995).

1987-1988 - He was responsible for the full PCM system roll-out in London to support the move from the Strowger Telephone System to the New System X electronic system for British Telecommunications plc (BT).

1986 - Patmore was responsible for the first use of TV Digital Transmission Systems for a major Sporting event, the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

1985 - Patmore was involved in the commissioning and maintenance of the 1st Cellnet transceivers in the Telecom Tower London. The service was launched on the 7th of January 1985, with initially just one mast mounted on the Tower. Its competitor Racal Vodafone was also launched the same year. (1 week earlier) {890 - 905 MHz & 935 - 950 MHz}

1984 - He was responsible for commissioning the antenna (an Offset Gregorian Dish designed by BT) and associated control equipment for the first commercially available transatlantic satellite data service, BTI Satstream.
The narrow beam-width antenna was mounted on the roof of BT's building in Ealing West London. Patmore was responsible for the initial set up and training of the software algorithm which tracked a geostationary communications satellite. (The beam describes a small figure of eight in the sky, see Analemma ).
Services to Canada's Teleglobe (long distance communications company) operated at both 64Kbits and 2Mbits.
(Note: 14GHz up / 12GHz down)

Note: On 19 July 1982, the Government formally announced its intention to privatise British Telecom with the sale of up to 51 per cent of the company's shares to private investors. This intention was confirmed by the passing of the Telecommunications Act, 1984, which received Royal Assent on 12 April that year. The transfer to British Telecommunications plc of the business of British Telecom, the statutory corporation, took place on 6 August 1984 and, in November 1984, more than 50 per cent of British Telecom shares were sold to the public.

Design by Jeff - 10/10/17