Ken Olisa is the Chairman and architect of The Virtual Technology Cluster Group which connects large corporates to entrepreneurial IT companies. He is an IT industry veteran with over 30 years technology experience commencing with IBM and was then a senior executive at Wang Labs. He has considerable public company Board-level experience on both sides of the Atlantic and is a Director of Thomson Reuters. He is also Chairman of Restoration Partners, the boutique technology merchant bank. In 2015 Her Majesty the Queen, appointed him as her Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.