Richard is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Technical Director for IBM (UK). His focus is to provide technical leadership to IBM's clients in the areas of infrastructure innovation, strategy and architecture. He's currently Chief Architect for Smart Maintenance Repair Operations prototype utilising augmented reality and remote controlled robotics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM55fBgrvDU&list=PLFFD34C79652F73C3&index=4 and also an advisor to the UK Government Green Economy Council. Over his long career, Richard has worked with a large number of organisations in almost every industry sector in a variety of roles focusing on the development of complex systems, enterprise-wide architectures and the organisation and governance needed to ensure an effective alignment between the technology and business' agenda. He was co-contributor to the books CBI Guide, Innovation, Making IT happen and Business in a wireless world, and with the support of Defra has launched several open papers on the 'Greening of the IT Enterprise'. http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03004c/easyaccess/publicuk/gclcontent/!!/gcl_xmlid=109711 and http://www-05.ibm.com/uk/gogreen/pdf/end_user_it_energy_efficiency_study12.pdf
Richard has won several awards for his work on sustainable IT, including a BCS Gold Medal and the European Green IT Award. In addition to his work on sustainable IT, Richard is a patent holder in wireless technologies and is also a commercial woodland owner, managing some 21,000 saplings.