Professor Derek McAuley is a Professor of Digital Economy in the School of Computer Science and Director of Horizon at the University of Nottingham; he joined Nottingham in 2009. After his PhD and lectureship in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge he moved to a chair in Department of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow. He returned to Cambridge in July 1997, to help found the Cambridge Microsoft Research facility, moving on to found the Intel Research Lablet in Cambridge in July 2002. He has been involved in multiple startups during his career: Nemesys Research, XenSource, Netronome and Unikernel Systems. Professor McAuley was also Chief Innovation Officer (in residence) at the Digital Catapult during its launch.