Gerry graduated from Queen Mary University of London in Physics, joining Sony Broadcast to undertake research in digital video and imaging. After Sony, he joined Stewart Hughes leading software development for helicopter health diagnostics before moving to Digital Equipment where he held a variety of technical and management roles in both the engineering and business development.
He returned to technical leadership joining IBM as a strategist in the Application Integration Middleware group. Over nearly 20 years at IBM, he held a range of technical and executive roles in software development, business development and in the M&A space. He final roles at IBM were as Vice President for Runtime Tools and Frameworks and then as Vice President for Event Services in the IBM Cloud and Watson group. Gerry also played a key role in IBM’s relationship with academia, initially with the University of York and subsequently with Queen Mary University of London.
In June 2018, Gerry joined Health Data Research UK as Chief Technology Officer to lead HDR UK’s technical strategy.
Gerry is a Fellow of British Computer Society, Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional. He is an academic assessor for the BCS and a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at QMUL.