|Andrew James Stanford-Clark|
|Occupation||IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Smart Energy technologies.|
Andrew (Andy) James Stanford-Clark FBCS, CITP is a British information technology research engineer, specialising in telemetry and publish/subscribe messaging. He leads a research team at IBM, and is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and IBM Master Inventor. He is also a visiting professor at Newcastle University, and a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College. He regularly gives talks about his profession.
Stanford-Clark attended Stockport Grammar School, Cheshire, and University of East Anglia, Norwich. He holds a BSc in Computing Studies and Mathematics from the University of East Anglia. Stanford-Clark also holds a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing: Parallel Paradigms and their Implementation from the University of East Anglia which he achieved in 1991. In 2006, Stanford-Clark became a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional.
In 2002 Stanford-Clark became a member of IBM Academy of Technology and was recognised as an IBM Master Inventor. He became an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2007.
In 2010 he became Chief Technology Officer of Smart Energy Technologies, as part of IBM's Smarter Planet strategy, based on his background in pervasive messaging.
Stanford-Clark has been granted 11 patents and, as of 2014[update] has 45 pending, as well as 30 additional invention disclosures published in IBM Technology Journal and IP.com. Stanford-Clark has also taken an active role in mentoring others and played a part in accelerating innovation, highlighted by his involvement in an IBM student scheme called Extreme Blue. Stanford-Clark leads the “Pervasive and Advanced Messaging Technologies” research group. The group works to further IBM's Smarter Planet initiative and is located at Hursley House near Winchester, Hampshire.
In 1999, Stanford-Clark collaborated with Arlen Nipper to author the first version of the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. MQTT is a specialised protocol enabling telemetry or lightweight sensor and mobile systems to provide information to computer programs via a publish/subscribe mechanism.
- IBM Press Release on Extreme Blue project
- "Pervasive technologies for a smarter planet". 2009.
- "Twittering ferries: profile of inventor Dr Andy Stanford-Clark". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "10th birthday party". MQTT.org. July 2009.
- Rory Cellan-Jones (23 June 2009). "Tweeting mousetrap and window (video)". BBC News.
- Andy Stanford-Clark. "BBC coverage of The House That Twitters". self-published. Retrieved 3 Sep 2009.
- "Dr Andy Stanford-Clark FBCS CITP". Seminar programme. University of Portsmouth Institute of Industrial Research. (one paragraph biography)
- A Master Inventor at work – 11 minute video and transcript by IBM featuring Stanford-Clark, and telemetry of mousetraps and llamas.
- Video interview of Andy Stanford-Clark by Zadi Diaz of EPIC FU, weekly web show that covers online pop culture (October 7, 2008)
- stanford-clark.com – Stanford-Clark's homepage
- Twitter stream - Andy Stanford-Clark on Twitter
- The Patron Saint of Energy Geeks: A Guest Post - a post by Andy on the HomeCamp blog, on his home automation system, energy monitoring and Twitter
- WebSphere MQ Telemetry - a video featuring Andy Stanford-Clark talking about his work on Twittering ferries and the MQTT protocol