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Tom Gray

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Tom Gray has 35 years' experience in the IT sector as Group CTO and Director of Innovation of Kainos. He is also an angel investor and holds board positions in a number of tech start-ups across the UK.

Tom holds a BSc in computer science from Queen's University Belfast and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and is past-Chair of IET NI. He has significant experience in driving innovation in organisations across the gamut of financial services, telecommunications, retail, real estate, and the media, and was recognised as the Most Influential Person in Tech in Northern Ireland by Tech Nation in 2018. Tom also set up and ran the Northern Ireland branch of Digital Catapult and, since 2013, has curated the annual BelTech conference and, since 2019, AI Con.

He is a member of the Northern Ireland Science Panel, MATRIX, and is a director of companies in the virtual reality (NEON) and healthcare (service robotics) spaces. Tom is also a member of the IET Engineering Policy Group for NI.

Tom is passionate about ensuring that everyone in Northern Ireland has access to appropriate digital skills. Tom created and sponsors the Kainos Tech Outreach programme and is a past co-Chair of the Ulster University Industrial Liaison Panel.

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