Dr James McCafferty

James is the Chief Information Officer at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. His role covers IT strategy, delivery and operations to support the goals of the Institute. This encompasses research IT, research data, research software and informatics, enterprise applications, IT infrastructure and information governance and security. James has over 30 years experience in IT systems and networks. Before joining the Sanger, James was Chief Information Officer and Director of Research IT at University College London. And before that, various IT-related and programme management roles in BT (the UK’s leading telecommunications provider). James’ PhD is in computer vision. James’ current key interests centre around ensuring that the Sanger’s Informatics and Digital Solutions play a very active role in helping scientists plan and deliver bold and ambitious science.

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