Jim is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 40 years’ experience in technology and software, 20 years at the “C” level. Jim has worked in diverse fields including cognitive systems, large- scale information management for big pharma and AI-based scheduling systems.
More recently he spun out Arkivum from the University of Southampton to deliver long-term digital data preservation solutions and developed the research platform at Genomics England.
A bioinformatics technologist, innovator and entrepreneur, Will previously co-founded Eagle Genomics, has been a board member for ten years, and was head of innovation at Genomics England.
Will has many scientific papers to his name in the field of genomic data architecture. He has worked on Ensembl, BioMart, Gramene and WormBase at EBI, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Cold Spring Harbor.
Head of the Computational Biology Lab at the University of Cambridge Research Computing Service and Team Leader of Big Data Analytics at Genomics England.
Ignacio is founder and architect of the OpenCB project, and a world leader in the application of distributed database technologies to genomics.