Andy is a distinguished innovator and entrepreneur. He was Director of Research and Engineering at the influential AT&T Cambridge Laboratory where he led many hardware and software projects through to commercial exploitation. He was responsible for VNC software and its seminal role in establishing the remote access market. The technology is on billions of devices, is on more different kinds of computer than any other application and is an official part of the internet.
Andy has an MA and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow of the Computer Laboratory and Chair of Cambridge Network. He has received numerous awards, including the Silver Medal and MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Faraday Medal of the IET. In 2018 he gave the Turing Lectures.
In 2017 he was awarded a CBE for services to engineering, and was the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire for 2018/19. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2019.