Senior Innovation Architect - AstraZeneca
Steven Woodward is the Senior Innovation Architect in the Technology Innovation organisation of AstraZeneca IT. He’s been in the IT industry for almost 20 years, starting work developing systems for IT analyst firms and specialist software houses, gaining certifications in Solution Development and Database Administration. For the next 10 years he worked with Big Data via the evolution of Enterprise Search ending with global cloud based systems, 200 million documents, millions of requests per day and sub second response times.
Recently Steven has taken his decade of healthcare experience and delivered projects specifically focused on the Patient and their experiences with the pharmaceutical industry and ran the extremely successful team for the National Cancer Research Institute’s Hackathon. A keen passion for technical incubation, Steven is involved with 10x opportunities and regularly works with emerging technology across the business, with the focus on Synthetic Sensors, Skin as a Platform, Ingestible and Embeddable technology, and new computing paradigms such as Blockchain, Commoditized Supercomputing and Quantum Compute.
A firm believer in young talent, he mentors the Apprentice program on solution development, DevOps and the benefits of containers and elastic compute.