The development of the archive is made possible by our team of specialists (click a name to find out more):
Tom Abram - Executive Director
Tom studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester, gaining a PhD for work on the design of a Digital Signal Processor. After working on technology for airborne systems at the Ministry of Defence he ran the consultancy arm of a leading software house and established the Management Consulting business in Europe for US outsourcer EDS.
At, Mantix, he developed the company into advisors to Government and City on major programmes of IT and business change. Tom has been active in industry bodies, including EURIM (The Digital Policy Alliance); Intellect (Tech UK); BCS and WCIT, Tom’s commitment to AIT stems from a belief that the UK industry is a compelling story of people, achievement and change to society that should be accessible to everyone. Away from AIT, Tom is most interested in food; growing it, cooking it, and entertaining the family with it, including four granddaughters.
Katie Anderson - Education Lead
Katie graduated from the University of Winchester in 2019, with a BEd (Hons) in Primary Education (QTS). Since then, she has gone on to achieve her Qualified Teacher Status, working in a Junior School. Katie has worked in a variety of education and child care settings for a number of years and is passionate about creating engaging and motivating lessons to help all learners achieve their full potential.
Katie is enthusiastic about helping AIT in develop their education programme and working with other education professionals and organisations in order to increase awareness and the child audience to the IT industry.
Ravi Chagger – IT Consultant
Jane Bird - Interviewer
Jane is an award-winning freelance business and technology journalist. She is a long-standing contributor to the Financial Times, and previously was technology editor of The Sunday Times and editor of Personal Computer World. She has also presented, and contributed to, numerous TV and radio programmes about technology.
Lynda Feeley - Abstract Writer
Lynda is an experienced PR having worked in many sectors including education, publishing, professional bodies, and retail. For the last twelve years, she has worked in technology PR and is passionate about helping to raise awareness of the need for greater diversity and inclusion in science, tech, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Mark Jones - Adviser
Mark graduated from Cambridge in 1977 with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and started work as a software developer. He set up an IT consultancy with three other colleagues in 1985, specialising in financial trading infrastructures. Mark became a senior project manager, running £100m technology projects in the City and advising clients at board level. He retired in 2013 after 36 years in the IT industry.
Elisabetta Mori - Interviewer
Elisabetta Mori holds a Ph.D in History and Philosophy of Computing at Middlesex University, London. Her research focus is the European history of computing, with a special interest in software preservation and Human-Computer interaction. She is a professionally trained oral historian of computing. She is a member of the French ANR-funded project PROGRAMme, a member of the Computer Conservation Society, a member of the LEO Computers Society and an external member of the the Business and Labour History Group at the University of Sydney. She is currently collaborating with Software Heritage, the Museum of Computing Machinery of the University of Pisa and with Archives of IT.
Adrian Murphy - PR and Communications
Adrian Murphy has joined AIT as our PR and Communications Manager. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, digital editor and communications professional, half of which has been writing and communicating about the cultural sector.
Stephanie Nield - Archivist
Stephanie is an Archivist who has worked in archives and records management for the NHS, government, universities and the charity sector. She believes in the power of archives to tell a good story and the positive impact this can have on people’s lives
Richard Sharpe - Interviewer
Richard is a long-time journalist covering IT and computing and sometime Adjunct Professor at the University of California. He is author of “Health online services” in “Information in Healthcare”, edited by Abbott, Blankley, Bryant and Bullas published by the BCS. He co-edited and co-published the newsletters “Computer product update”, “Software markets” and PC markets”.