Alan Robiette is currently Acting Head of Development for the JISC. In normal circumstances his main areas of responsibility are middleware and technical infrastructure generally. Alan is a physical scientist by training and pursued a teaching and research career in chemical physics for a number of years. Following a move into IT management, he was an IT Director for some 15 years, working in some of the country's leading HEIs. He is a former member of the Computer Board for Universities and Research Councils, and has served on numerous national committees and other bodies related to computing and computational research.
He will introduce the joint programmes meeting by setting the JISC development activities in the context of the new JISC Strategy. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=strategy_jisc_04_06