VP of IBM to Talk at Anniversary Celebration

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06 January 2009

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Dr Graham Spittle, Vice President of Software IBM (UK & Ireland) will talk on "A smarter planet: technology innovation and why it matters" as part of the University's 100th birthday celebrations on Feb 2nd 2009.

Graham Spittle was appointed to his present position in January 2008, prior to which he was VP, Integration Development and Director of the IBM Hursley Laboratory, where he has worked in a variety of roles since 1985. From 1995 to 1997 he was on international assignment in New York as a member of the Corporate Software Strategy Group. He has lectured and published on software contracting and intellectual property. He has a Master’s degree in geography from Edinburgh University and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Southampton University.

In addition to his IBM responsibilities, he holds a number of external positions, including Chair of the UK Technology Strategy Board; Director of The Foundation for Science and Technology; Fellow of the British Computer Society; Member of the Design London Advisory Group; Member of the NHS Health Innovation Council; Member of the Court of Benefactors of Oxford University; Member of the Informatics Advisory Board at Edinburgh University; and Member of the Council of Southampton University.

In 2008 he was awarded a CBE for his services to industry.

For more details about this talk visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/centenary/listen/lectures/spittle.html

The year 2009 marks the 100th Birthday of the University and the 25th Birthday of the Department.