Dr Mark Heath
As a technology enthusiast, Mark has spent his working life developing new technologies, seizing the opportunities these technologies present and communicating to others ‘the art of the possible’. Involved in the early development of mobile phone systems, he is a telecommunications specialist and technical author. Following research and development, marketing and business development roles in BT, O2 and Nokia, he has written or co-written many published reports in the telecoms industry. He recently authored a broadband guide for SMEs for Connecting Cambridgeshire and writes articles on his Increase Broadband Speed blog about major broadband issues. View Mark’s list of publications.
Fascinated by the communication potential of the Internet, Mark has many years of experience developing websites, launching his very first site – for his local school – in July 2003. As well as running his own websites, which have attracted millions of visitors, Mark helps commercial and not-for-profit organisations develop their online presence. He has developed websites for team building company Creative Team Events (massively expanding its global reach) and youth musical theatre group Spotlight Productions. Enjoying the analysis of data on online behaviour, he is a specialist in conversion optimisation, search engine optimisation and AdWords. For more information, visit our Website Development page.
Mark is an enthusiast for broadband technology, supporting the Connecting Cambridgeshire initiative to bring superfast and ultrafast broadband to rural areas in Cambridgeshire. As a Broadband Champion, he helps local people of all ages to get online and improve their broadband. He was awarded a volunteering award from the UK Prime Minister and set up the Increase Broadband Speed website to help people across the UK improve their broadband speeds and better understand the opportunities and benefits from broadband.
Mark loves photography, with about 30,000 photos online on this site. He enjoys capturing people and things for posterity in as high a quality as is technically possible. To view examples of Mark’s photographs, visit the Galleries page. For more information, visit our Photography page.
Mark also provides videos in Ultra HD (4k) quality with high-resolution sound. For more information, visit our Video page. High-quality photographic images and videos allow websites to stand out online and communicate more effectively.
When he gets the opportunity, Mark likes to record local musicians and performers (sound and video), as well as composing and recording his own music.
With photographic and video assignments, Mark is often supported by his daughters Rebecca and Bethany.
Rebecca Heath (left) helps with photography and videography, and writes articles for the blog. She tries to do as much photography as she can in between studying, and enjoys taking photographs of university events. After graduating from King’s College, Cambridge with an Economics degree, she is currently studying at Churchill College, Cambridge for an MPhil in Economic Research. She was awarded the Møller Scholarship. She intends to pursue research involving the mathematical analysis and modelling of online consumer behaviour on social networks, to attain a Ph.D.
Bethany Heath (right) has taken photographs for Spotlight Productions for several years and enjoys photographing a range of subjects while at university. She is currently studying for a Masters degree in Mathematics at Durham University. She was awarded a Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholarship at Durham, undertaking research on dementia in her holidays. She is a maths tutor, volunteers in a local school and currently supports two orphans in Africa through their maths degrees, using only WhatsApp! Bethany hopes to specialise in the area of statistics and epidemiology for a Ph.D with the aspiration of helping to fight diseases and epidemics.