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Altaf is the Founder and Managing Director of Gane Data, a Leeds-based technology firm established in 1995.

For the past 25 years Gane Data has successfully delivered major projects for global retail businesses and public sector organisations, including healthcare providers. Its solution and product focus has included healthcare virtualisation and patient flow management technology for NHS trusts, internet-enabled cloud computing platforms for the London 2012 Olympics, and customer-centred connected retail platforms.

Core areas of Gane Data’s research include the future internet and 5G Public Private Partnership, the Internet of Things and connected supply chains for the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Altaf also has experience of collaborative healthcare research and innovation funded by the European Commission and the UK’s Technology Strategy Board.

He was born and bred in Yorkshire and enjoys travel, poetry and music.