Speaker

Alison Kennedy

Director

STFC Hartree Centre

About Alison

Alison Kennedy is the Director of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre, based at the UK’s STFC Daresbury Laboratory. The Hartree Centre is backed by over £170 million of government funding and significant strategic partnerships, with a remit to work with companies of all sizes to improve the global competitiveness of UK industry by enabling the adoption of High Performance Computing (HPC), data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and expertise. Prior to joining the Hartree Centre, she was the Executive Director of EPCC, the national HPC Centre based at the University of Edinburgh. Alison began her working life as a real time systems programmer in industry and has now worked in HPC for almost 25years, managing large collaborative projects in HPC, Data and AI.

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