Dr Alan Shepherd
Alan has had a long and varied IT career, with a background in research, innovation, technology assessment, and large scale contracting. He has held senior technology management appointments in both public and private sectors, and recently has specialised in highlighting the growing business impact of emerging technologies. He has been responsible for many major projects and investment decisions, and has considerable experience of IT-supported and IT-driven business change programmes. He is very familiar with the difficulty of implementing change that affects workplace culture and tradition, a challenge that’s still very much with us today. Alan is a Chartered Engineer, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Intel Corporation, and as a Council Member of EURIM and of the Parliamentary IT Committee.