Neil Postlethwaite is Technology Director for the International COVID-19 Data Alliance and joined HDR UK in September of 2020.  He is responsible for ensuring successful product deliveries from our technical alliance partners, including the Workbench, a trusted research environment that allows researchers to discover, access and analyse global datasets whilst respecting confidentiality and privacy.

Prior to joining HDR UK, Neil worked for 23 years at IBM where he held a variety of executive, management and technical positions, working across IBM’s Messaging and Integration middleware portfolio.  He has been responsible for deliveries of both IBM MQ and IBM Integration products across a myriad of platforms and release levels.  He was Director responsible for IBM’s acclaimed Watson Internet of Things Platform and worked extensively across the IoT ecosystem building strategic partnerships with silicon and device manufacturers and driving Open Standards.

Neil holds a degree in Electronic Engineering & Physics from Loughborough University.