Jane Butler

CNIE Impact Lead

Jane has spent 30 years in the Internet industry, initially working on early global networks in the oil industry for Shell and Exxon. She then went on to help grow Cisco from a small startup to the global company it is today, working on the design and deployment of many corporate networks as well as the pubic Internet. Whilst based in Silicon Valley, Jane actively supported several small companies to grow and exit alongside running a Foundation looking at Internet access in parts of the world lacking infrastructure. Jane ran an education and early deployment programme across many African and Asian countries, and wrote a book wndw.net which has been used by thousands of students worldwide.

Jane is currently Vice Dean Enterprise of the Faculty of Engineering at University College London overseeing the industrial work of the Faculty working in fields as diverse as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber, Virtual Reality and IoT. She supports as many academics as possible to create impact in industry and in society. Jane is passionate about attracting and supporting young people to study Engineering and equally passionate about many of them starting and growing new companies. Based on her deep understanding of what it takes to make a company successful she works tirelessly to provide the infrastructure in London where she is based to foster and grow and exit as many companies as she can especially those started by UCL staff and students.

Jane is a Fellow of the IET and the BCS and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Jane Butler