1:AM Day 2 Introduction
9:30 – 9:40: Introduction
Timo Hannay, Managing Director, Digital Science
Dr Timo Hannay is Managing Director of Digital Science in the UK, which is a division of Macmillan Science & Education – one of the largest publishing and technology groups in the world. Digital Science supports companies who develop the technology that makes research more efficient.
Timo has a wealth of academic experience and was a research neurophysiologist in Oxford and Tokyo. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in neurophysiology from the University of Oxford and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Imperial College London.
He is the co-founder of Science Foo Camp, (Sci Foo); a collaboration between Digital Science, Nature, O’Reilly Media and Google. This annual event brings together around 300 leading scientists, technologists, writers and other thought-leaders from across the globe to Googleplex in California for an invitation-only weekend of discussion, demonstration and debate.
Prior to becoming Managing Director of Digital Science, he was Director of nature.com at Nature Publishing Group. Previous to this, he was a journalist at The Economist and Nature and also a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.