Simon Irving

    Simon has been working in the IT industry for 30 years, following
    graduating in Engineering and Mathematics.  I am currently the head IT
    architect of UK research & innovation, part of the UK Government
    Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  Previous roles
    have spanned senior IT roles with Nationwide Building Society &
    Vodafone, to running the R&D function of a software startup in London.
    Passionate about innovation, design, the impact of IT on society and
    helping those at the start of their IT career.

    Outside of work Simon enjoys the arts & crafts – making and listening to
    music, water colour painting, woodwork, theatre, reading and gardening.

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