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David Snelling

Assistant Division Manager, Information Systems Division, Fujitsu and EMEA Technical Work Group Vice-Chair, The Green Grid

Dr. David Snelling received his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Architecture from Manchester University in 1993. His undergraduate and masters degrees are from the University of Denver. Since 1997, Dr. Snelling has been employed by Fujitsu in roles ranging from research project manager to his current position as Program Director of Artificial Intelligence (EMEIA). Over these years his professional interests have ranged widely: Computer systems architecture, Distributed systems, Energy efficiency technologies, Graph database platforms, Machine (deep) learning, Information modelling and ontologies, Quantum computing. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Manchester and Leicester.

As one of the primary architects of the Unicore Grid, a member of the European Commission's Expert Groups on Next generation Grids and Cloud Computing, a member of the UK Future Internet Strategy Committee, and an active member of the W3C, OGF, DMTF and OASIS standards development organisations, he has played a central role in the development of distributed systems technology in Europe and around the world. Research areas also included technologies to reduce the environmental impact of cloud data centres through research collaboration with organisations such as the Carbon Trust and The Green Grid. Dr. Snelling has worked for clients in the security sector addressing information asset management and with Coelition to strengthen the consumer's right to privacy.

Current activity centres on bringing Fujitsu's unique Digital Annealer technology to market.

Dr. Snelling has also been elected as a Fujitsu Fellow, the company's highest technical honour.