Richard J Self

University of Derby

Richard Self worked in the aerospace sector for thirty years supporting the business with innovative systems solutions and matching technologies to business needs.

He then made the transition into academia in 2002 at the University of Derby, where he now has small teams of Undergraduate and Masters students researching to identify the best frameworks of questions for evaluating emerging and advanced technologies for gaining business value. He is currently working on the success and failure factors for AI and machine learning implementations.

Richard is a regular invited keynote speaker at UK and international business conferences where he always provides the audience with the important questions for evaluating their business needs and technologies.

He has presented on a wide range of topics including Blockchain, Big Data Analytics in Finance and Manufacturing, the differences between testing software for traditional systems and testing AI systems and the consequences of GDPR and the EU AI Act on the future of role of the testing community and project management.

He is the lead academic on a KTP with Aquis Exchange which focuses on the use of AI and machine learning to detect potential market manipulation.

Richard was nominated by the European Risk Policy Institute as one of the top 30 Risk Communicators during 2021.

In December 2020, he was nominated in the Tyto Tech 500 Power List –

  • #38 Influencer in the UK,
  • #2 Influencer in the European Academic list,
  • #10 in the European AI/ML list and
  • #60 in the overall European Top 500