Jon Collins has over 25 years broad-ranging experience of Information Technology and IT-driven business and socio-economic change. Since beginning his career as an analyst/programmer in 1987, he has worked as an IT strategy consultant, an information security expert, an IT director and indeed, an Industry Analyst. In 2009 he was voted European Analyst of the Year by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. He has written a book on Security Architecture for the British Computer Society and co-authored The Technology Garden, covering how to align IT with business needs. His current areas of interest include big data, IoT and how they affect both industries and our broader culture and the still-nascent areas of cypto-currency and algorithms. Outside of IT Jon has written several books about music.