Prof Prashant Pillai is an award-winning academic leader and visionary who has over 19 years of UK Higher Education experience. He is a globally renowned scholar and outstanding university educator who provides academic direction and leadership to research, business engagement and education within the subject area of computer science at the University of Wolverhampton.
He is currently the Managing Director of Cyber Quarter - The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security and a member of the UK Government Cyber Security Advisory Board (GCSAB).
He has a proven track record in not just guiding innovative strategies and institutional visions but leading from the front in transforming academic departments and advising government institutions. He thrives working across complex organisational landscapes and has a proven history of embedding positive working cultures and empowering individuals to develop leading groups and centres. Prof Pillai has held several senior roles at different organisations and led both teaching and research activities.
He is the Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group and Chair of the Innovation Alliance West Midlands Cyber Working Group.
Prof Pillai is Fellow of British Computer Society, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Senior Member of IEEE and Member of IET.