Professor Mike Mannion is an expert in computing and artificial intelligence. He gained his first degree in Computer Science from Brunel University and went on to graduate with an MBA from the Open University and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Bristol. After several years working as a software developer, in 1992 Mike took up a post lecturing at Edinburgh Napier University. In 2000 he joined Glasgow Caledonian University as Head of the Department of Computing. From 2008-2016 he was University Vice-Principal with a range of different strategic portfolios including internationalisation, learning and teaching, ICT, and research. In 2016 he stepped down from his role as a University Vice-Principal to focus on his research and teaching interests in computing. He was formerly a Board member of Fairbridge in Scotland before it became part of the Princes Trust, and a Board member of the Higher Education Academy. He is a member of the HE/FE Sector ICT Oversight Board which provides input into the Scottish Government's Digital Public Services Board.