UKtech50: Mark Bramwell, The pursuit of extraordinary inspiration

Computer Weekly hosted an event at the Science Museum in London to coincide with the announcement of the UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT. We invited top IT leaders to share their great ideas for how to innovate with IT, influence the role of technology in their organisation, and inspire their peers. This video is one of a series of the speakers talking to the audience of IT leaders.

In this session, Mark Bramwell will explain the fundamental role that technology plays in the extraordinary improvements in human and animal health pursued by the Wellcome Trust—the world’s largest medical research charity after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With this in mind, he will share real-life examples as to how providing the IT that underpins these goals acts as a daily source of inspiration and motivation for himself and the Trust’s IT team. Mark sees inspiration as a key ingredient in the process of turning research ideas and investments into tangible results that benefit medical research and human and animal health. This is a feel- good, human story as opposed to a profit-making story.

Mark Bramwell – Head of IT, Wellcome Trust
Mark Bramwell is the head of IT for the Wellcome Trust, the world’s largest biomedical research charity. He has been at the Trust for five years, prior to which he worked as head of IT development at WHSmith. Mark is currently embarking on the delivery of his second IT strategy and was recently shortlisted for CIO of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards.

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