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Matthew leads the work developing the technical core of the Information Management Framework for the National Digital Twin programme. He is a Chemical Engineer by original training, and did his PhD in numerical modelling. He worked for Shell for 30 years in a variety of roles, and from 1987 he worked on the computing/business interface with a particular interest in information management, information quality, master and reference data management, data modelling, data integration and ontology. He was involved in the data strategy for Downstream One, a large scale business integration and improvement project across Shell’s downstream (oil tanker to petrol pump) business. He has been a key technical contributor to a number of standards including ISO 15926 – Lifecycle integration of process plant data, and ISO 18876 – Integration of Industrial Data for Exchange Access and Sharing, ISO 8000 – Data and Information Quality, and also ISO 21838-1 – Top-Level Ontologies. In 2008 he cofounded Information Junction, providing information management consultancy to industry and government. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds and is the author of “Developing High Quality Data Models”. He was awarded an OBE for services to information management in the 2021 New Year’s honours list.

IMF Technical Team Lead, National Digital Twin Programme
Advisor on Information Management – Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure
Director – Information Junction

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