DR. David Snelling – Fujitsu in Defence and National Security Program Director of Artificial Intelligence (EMEIA)
Dr. David Snelling received his Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Architecture from Manchester University in 1993. His undergraduate and masters degrees are from the University of Denver. Since 1997, Dr. Snelling has been employed by Fujitsu in roles ranging from research project manager to his current position as Program Director of Artificial Intelligence (EMEIA). Over these years his professional interests have ranged widely: Computer systems architecture, Distributed systems, Energy efficiency technologies, Graph database platforms, Machine (deep) learning, Information modelling and ontologies, Quantum computing. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Manchester and Leicester.
As one of the primary architects of European Grid Computing, a member of the European Commission's Expert Groups on Next generation Grids and Cloud Computing, a member of the UK Future Internet Strategy Committee, and an active member of the W3C, OGF, DMTF and OASIS standards development organizations, he has played a central role in the development of distributed systems technology in Europe and around the world. Research areas also included technologies to reduce the environmental impact of cloud data centers through research collaboration with organizations such as the Carbon Trust and The Green Grid. Dr. Snelling has worked for clients in the security sector addressing information asset management and with Coelition to strengthen the consumer's right to privacy.
Dr. Snelling has regularly briefed industry analysts and the press on Fujitsu’s technical strategy, particularly in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Annealer. In this context, Dr. Snelling has been a strong supporter of Fujitsu’s ethically motivated and diversity focused approach to business and technology. His current activity centers on bringing Fujitsu's Digital Annealer technology to market.
Dr. Snelling is very active in the Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer (FDE) program and has also been elected as a Fujitsu Fellow, the company's highest technical honor.