Dr Adrian West
Company of Mind
Adrian has a two-fold career: in 'technology'; and 'mind'. He lectured computer science at The University of Manchester, co-founding the shared virtual reality research group there. He led European and UK contributions in psychology and computer science, and was an expert project reviewer in technology for the European Commission.
On the commercial side he ran a team of engineers at a U.S. venture capital funded research spin-off, which was sold to IBM in 2008.
Adrian has been Research Director for The Edward de Bono Foundation which specialises in all aspects of thinking as a practical skill and he has inspired over 200 cross-discipline innovation teams in academia and industry. His research interest in perception and thinking led to the founding of Company of Mind which facilitates thinking in industry, health companies, and university research.