Cliff is Director of OCF DATA Limited and responsible for developing much of the IP and methods used with clients to deliver successful and rewarding data & analytics projects.
Cliff was trained and educated as an Engineer and spent over a decade of his early career as a designer within a UK based and globally exporting machine tool company. Cliff is an IBM veteran having spent 22 years with ‘Big Blue’ in various professional, management and director’s roles. For 10 years of his time with IBM Cliff focussed on delivering workflow efficiency and research solutions for Universities in the UK.
Prior to his current role with OCF DATA, Cliff was Director of HM Government’s Data Science Research Lab the ‘Hartree Centre’ at Research UK’s Daresbury campus. During this time Cliff developed and secured a £315M five-year joint research collaboration in to Data Centric & Cognitive Computing with IBM Research, USA. Cliff also oversaw the UK’s very first petaflop supercomputer Blue Joule.
He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering.