Dr Simon Woodman is an expert in workflow systems and cloud based solutions. He was awarded a PhD from Newcastle University in 2008 for his work on decentralised coordination of workflows. Since then he has focussed on cloud application development and is one of the architects and engineers of the Inkspot Platform. His research interests include the capture, storage and visulisation of data provenance, the design of cloud-scale systems for science and data mining for collective intelligence. Before his PhD he worked at IBM Hursley Labs, developing an Information Centre for the CICS transaction processing system.