Bob Day MBE

Executive director, Janet, chief technology officer, Jisc technologies


Role

I have oversight of the Janet Network, ensuring that it remains fit for purpose and relevant to those that use it to conduct their business and to provide services over it.  This includes meeting the very diverse present and future needs of the education, research and other communities who rely upon Janet every day of the year. 

An important aspect of my work is maintaining and developing the relationships with government and other bodies so that the role of Janet in serving the UK’s economic interests is properly understood; and so that Janet can provide the most effective set of services to all our members. 

As chief technology officer for Jisc technologies, I also maintain a similar oversight of the wider range of technologies and infrastructure we deploy to provide our infrastructure services.