Anthony Finkelstein is a Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Member of Academia Europaea and a Fellow of City & Guilds of London Institute. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to computer science and engineering. He retains a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL) and The Alan Turing Institute (of which he was a Founder Trustee). He was formerly Dean of UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Head of UCL Department of Computer Science. He is on the Council (Governing Board) of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK science funding body. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at the National Institute for Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. He received the Oliver Lodge Medal of the IET for achievement in Information Technology and has been recognised for his contributions and professional service by the IEEE and the ACM. He has also received the IFIP Outstanding Service Award. He has provided consultancy advice to a very large number of high profile companies and government organisations and established three successful ‘spinout’ companies providing respectively professional services, product software and an innovative software service.