John Steele is an Information Specialist who has in-depth skills across the IT industry.
His work was in the defence sector, in security, and he had experience in both hardware and software design.
He is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional. John retired in 2017.
Tony Storey is a computer scientist who reluctantly accepts the job description “Software Engineer” and has been responsible for some of the most important software developments of the last 50 years, including the ubiquitous CICS, Java and the message-based system, MQ Series.
He started using computers for his work as an experimental chemist, migrated to realtime systems for Ferranti naval weapons and thence to IBM UK’s scientific centre where he helped develop a pioneering relational database system used by the World Health Organisation, among others. He moved on to Hursley and achieved the accolade of IBM Fellow.
Michael Taylor has had a varied career, much of it working on sensitive systems. He did pioneering work on speech recognition for use by pilots and helped the Metropolitan Police to “join up” its databases. He went on to become the IT champion of the UK’s joint intelligence committee within the cabinet office.