Posted on 3 November 2021
Phil Venables, who graduated from the University of York with a Computer Science degree in 1989, has been appointed to President Biden's Council of Advisers in Science and Technology (PCAST). The council represents the foremost experts in their field, including two Nobel Laureates.
Phil is a computer scientist, software engineer, and expert in technology, security, and enterprise risk who has co-founded and led multiple corporate and industry-wide cybersecurity initiatives focused on safeguarding critical infrastructure in the financial sector. He is currently Chief Security Officer at Google Cloud.
Phil is a great supporter of students at York, and is generously funding the Venables Scholarship for undergraduate students on the YorRobots summer internships.