Dr Una-May O’Reilly

Dr Una-May O’Reilly is a leading Artificial Intelligence researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Boston, USA. Dr Una-May O’Reilly joined the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, Boston, as a Post-Doctoral Associate in 1996. Dr O’Reilly is the Founder and Principal Research Scientist of the AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) Group at MIT. ALFA conducts research projects investigating applied artificial intelligence and machine learning in cyber security, healthcare, and online education. As well as her academic prowess, O’Reilly brings to the Advisory Board her extensive international connections.


Dr Robert Coles is the former Chief Information Security Officer of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and of the NHS, with over 30 years commercial experience.

Prior to his time at the NHS, Dr Robert Coles worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from 2013 and was the company’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Before GSK, Dr Coles served as CISO for the National Grid and Merrill Lynch. Dr Coles is an Honorary Professor at UCL and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London and has extensive links with major industry information security networking groups and government security agencies.



General the Lord Nick Houghton (Baron Houghton of Richmond) brings unparalleled experience across both government and business. In July 2013, General Houghton assumed the appointed position of Chief of the Defence Staff of the British armed Forces retiring in 2016. Previously General Houghton was Vice Chief of the Defence Staff from May 2009.

Educated at Sandhurst and Oxford, General Houghton commanded 1st Battalion The Green Howards and an Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland. Following his retirement from the army, General Houghton became the 160th Constable of the Tower of London and a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces.

Professor Jennings served as the UK Government’s inaugural Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security from 2010 to 2015, providing independent scientific advice on issues of national security. He is currently the Vice-Provost for Research at Imperial College, where he also holds a chair in Artificial Intelligence in the Departments of Computing and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Before joining Imperial, Professor Jennings was the Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton – the first holder of that title in the institution’s history. Professor Jennings is an internationally recognised authority in the areas of cyber-security, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and agent-based computing.