Jake Rigby Biography

Jake Rigby is the Global Head of Innovation and Research at BMT, portfolio managing internal research and academic engagement. He originally trained as a Naval Architect working as a Senior and Principal Naval Architect before this transition into research management.

Jake is a passionate Futurologist and member of the World Futures Society; he has created an innovative horizon scanning framework to track and categorise emergent technologies. He has also been named an honorary professor at the University of Exeter in recognition for his work in leading industry-academic collaboration.

As the Chair of MarRI-UK’s Technical Working Group, Jake provides leadership for the technical development and facilitates essential coordination between MarRI-UK’s members and the Strategy Board.