As Chief Technical Officer, Mike is responsible for setting technical strategies and implementing technical work programmes for the NAG Group of Companies.
Mike joined NAG in 1994, originally to manage the development of the Axiom computer algebra system, and has since worked in a variety of areas within the company. A common thread running through all these activities is a desire to make mathematical computations accessible via the internet, and to automate and simplify the process of using mathematical software as much as possible.
Mike is the Vice-President of the OpenMath Society, and is also a member of the Industrial Liaison Committee of the Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra. He holds a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Bath for his thesis “Interfacing Algebraic and Numeric Computation”.
Ian has been with NAG for over 20 years and has held various technical and commercial positions within the company during this time. Most recently he was Vice President for Business Development and he continues to lead a worldwide team with responsibility for developing strategic partnerships with software and hardware organisations.
Ian is a member of the IFIP Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software has acted as technical advisor on various high-end computing procurements. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Arithmetic and his B.Sc. (Hons) class I in Mathematics and Computer Science at Lancaster University. Ian holds several non-executive directorships.