Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies
University of Derby
Richard spent 30 years in the aerospace industry spanning a wide range of roles in many business functions. Many of the roles involved interfacing between the business functions and the IT providers. This experience has been invaluable during his 20 years as an academic at the University of Derby in the fields of Computing and Business in providing a real world focus to his teaching and research.
He is a regular speaker at national and international business conferences on the topic of Governance. His focus is on the most important questions that will help the audience cut through the marketing hype to the real capabilities and weaknesses of a wide range of technologies in order to be able to obtain business value from their investments.
Richard was nominated by the European Risk Policy Institute as one of the top 30 Risk Communicators during 2021.
In December 2020, he was nominated in the Tyto Tech 500 Power List – #38 Influencer in the UK, #2 Influencer in the European Academic list, #10 in the European AI/ML list and #60 in the overall European Top 500