Ian is Director Technology Innovation at Novartis. In this role Ian tracks new and emerging technology with a view to strategy, adoption and scale-up within the organisation. Current areas of focus include emerging AI technologies such as distributed learning and large language models, along with quantum computing; 5G and edge compute. Prior to joining Novartis, Ian was CTO at a number of Irish and international companies. He is a frequent conference speaker, a published author and inventor with a number of US and European patents.