Andy Hopper (1953-), computer technologist and innovator, has combined an academic career with the establishment of a dozen spin-off companies which he co-founded to exploit promising new technologies. During the 1980s he was research director of Acorn Computers, who produced the BBC Microcomputer and developed the ARM processor. His academic career has been spent at the University of Cambridge inboth the Engineering Department and Computer Laboratory where his research focussed on networking. He is currently interested in using computers to reorganise human activities in more sustainable ways and served as President of the Institute of Engineering and Technology from 2012-13.
- Andrew Hopper
- 1953 Warsaw, Poland
- Computer scientist
- Computer Hardware, Electronics
- University of Wales, Swansea; Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge