Elected: 2024
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Professor William Buchanan
Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
William (Bill) Buchanan OBE is a Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and a Principal Fellow of the HEA. He was appointed with an OBE for services to cybersecurity and innovation. Bill leads the Blockpass ID Lab and the Centre for Cybersecurity, IoT and Cyberphysical, and works in the areas of cryptography, blockchain, trust and digital identity. He has led to many areas of impact, including four highly successful spin-out companies. Bill recently received awards for ”Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange” and “Most Innovative Teacher of the Year” at the Times Higher Awards.