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WELCOME: Day 2 welcome by IBM Academy of Technology President

Abstract

Day 2 welcome by IBM Academy of Technology President

Speaker Bio

BIO – Richard Hopkins – Richard has been an IT architect for more than 25 years and was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Over the years Richard has delivered multiple large, complex systems for IBM’s clients. He documented his insights as co-author of Eating the IT Elephant – a book that explained how to modernise complex brownfield IT landscapes using semantic technologies. He is currently the nineteenth President of IBM’s Academy of Technology. To ensure he remains technical he also works as an IBM Quantum Ambassador and builds robots in his spare time. He lives in a beautiful market town in Yorkshire with his wife, three adult kids, three dogs and eight cats.