Derek McAuley

Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham
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Derek McAuley is on the ‘Unlocking digital competition’ panel at the ODI Summit

Derek McAuley will sit on the ‘Unlocking digital competition’ panel at the ODI Summit 2019 at Kings Place

Derek McAuley is Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and Director of Horizon, an interdisciplinary Digital Economy research institute.

Derek has held previous academic posts at Cambridge and Glasgow, and has also spent time in industry: as Deputy Director of the Cambridge Microsoft Research, Director of Intel Research Cambridge and various senior roles within smaller startups. Derek’s research expertise is in ubiquitous computing, computer architecture, networking, distributed systems and operating systems.

He is also interested in the interdisciplinary issues of ethics, identity, privacy, information policy, legislation and economics within a digital society and has been outspoken on the risks of naive adoption of technology. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and was a member of the Furman panel that produced the “Unlocking Digital Competition” report for HM Treasury.