McWilliams to Brightstar

Brightstar, BTexact Technologies’ corporate technology incubator, has appointed Barry McWilliams as CEO designate of one of its new businesses, Evolved Networks. Brightstar uses ideas and patents from BTexact, BT’s research and technology business to create new businesses and Evolved Networks develops software tools utilising artificial intelligence that enables telecommunications service providers to plan and provide networks much faster and at much lower cost than previously possible.

McWilliams joins from VDSL solutions company COBRA and brings with him 20 years experience in the IT and telecoms sector. His hands-on experience of fund raising and spearheading of deals worth GBP100 million will be vital in order to get Evolved Networks to market.