Dr Anthony West
Doctor of Science
Tony West graduated from the University of Kent with a First in Computers and Cybernetics. He was an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of Kent from 2005 to 2011 and was made an Honorary Professor in 2011. He is the CEO and founder of ectalent Inc.
After graduating from Kent, he completed his PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. He began his career as a computer science researcher, first at IBM Research in Zürich, and then at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.
He worked at Sun Microsystems from 1983 to 2005. Here he was responsible for setting technology directly for over 8,000 service engineers and supporting over 2 million systems under service contract. In 1999 at Sun, in response to a request from Sun’s CEO, Scott McNealy, he designed and implemented an international intern program. In the following years, almost 500 students from UK went through this program, many ending up as Sun employees.
From 2010 to 2013 he worked at Cisco, including as Vice-President/Chief Technology Officer, Global Research & University Relations. He implemented at Cisco the highly acclaimed Cisco International Intern Program. In the first three years of its operation, over 100 international students from 14 universities in nine countries went through the program.
Now as CEO of ectalent, Inc, Tony West identifies and sources early career talent and matches them to strategic projects through one-year placements at high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the US.