Tony Hey's keynotes focus on the development of computational science and the power of crowd-sourcing relevant projects.
Hey graduated with a degree in physics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University. He secured a position as the Head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science and then as Dean of Engineering and Applied Science in the University of South Hampton. Afterwards, he participated on projects like the U.K's e-Science Initiative, where he served as director. Currently, Hey acts as the Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections and is responsible for the technical pumping strategy of the corpororation.
Keeping attuned to his academic roots, Hey is a fellow of the U.K.'s Royal Academy of Engineering and sat on associations like the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry as well as the Office of Science and Technology
Tony Hey's keynotes are heavy with his technical expertise, exploring points of interest in science and engineering that younger people may get excited about.