Dr Graham Spittle, CBE, was appointed as IBM’s Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Software Group in January 2010, having joined IBM in 1985. Previously he held several senior executive positions within IBM: Vice President, Software UKI (UK & Ireland); Vice President, Worldwide Integration Development; Director of the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the United Kingdom, and Director of MQ Development. In June 2008 Dr Spittle was appointed as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to industry.

Graham’s other posts have included:

  • Member of Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology
  • Chair of the Technician Council
  • Chair of the UK Technology Strategy Board 2004-2011
  • Director of The Foundation for Science and Technology
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society
  • Member of HM Higher Education Commission
  • Member of Scottish Health Informatics Research Advisory Group