Gerry Reilly has been appointed as Interim Chief Technology Officer for HDR UK. Gerry will be developing and delivering HDR UK’s new technology strategy. He will collaborate with the HDR UK sites and health partners such as NIHR and NHS Digital, to bring together health data to provide the basis for increased research using the most up to date techniques.

Gerry started his career at Sony, then to Steward Hughes where he led the software development for diagnostic tools and helped develop for helicopter health diagnostics before moving to Digital Equipment. He joined IBM as a strategist and spent over 20 years holding a range of technical and executive roles and his last role at IBM was Vice President for Event Services for 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.

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.

Prof Andrew Morris said:

“Gerry joining the team is a real coup for Health Data Research UK. His knowledge and experience in this field will set us in good stead to revolutionise data research and informatics. The work Gerry will produce alongside our other partners will be a key plank of the UK’s future health research infrastructure and will form the basis of setting Britain up as the leader in heath data research.”

Gerry Reilly said:

“I am delighted to be joining HDR UK at this exciting time. The creation of Digital Innovation Hubs will be a gigantic step forward for British Life Sciences and I am looking forward to building this platform to enable more world class science.”