Richard is an independent freelance consultant helping organisations with cloud architecture, serverless computing and machine learning at Starwolf. He was recently a lead big data and machine learning engineer at JustGiving, a tech-for-good company that’s helped 26 million users in 164 countries raise $5 billion for good causes, where he led the delivery and architecture of its in-house data science platform.
Richard has 15+ years’ experience delivering small to very complex projects for clients including Fortune Global 500 companies, in a variety of sectors including nonprofit, insurance, recruitment, financial services, government and e-commerce. He was previously a developer and later solution architect at Capgemini and PageGroup. Richard holds an MEng in computer systems engineering and PhD in machine learning and natural language processing from the University of Manchester, giving him a solid foundation in software engineering and data science.
He is a blogger and speaker presenting at events like AWS Re:Invent and AI Summit, an author of a book and video courses available on O’Reilly Safari, Udemy and Amazon.