Dr Rosemary Francis FREng
Chief Scientist, High-Performance Computing, Altair
Dr Rosemary Francis is a technologist and entrepreneur who built and sold a world-class software business, where she invented and took to market unique products that solved important problems in high-performance computing. She obtained her PhD in computer architecture from the University of Cambridge and founded Ellexus to build tools for managing the complex tool chains needed for semiconductor design.
Ellexus was acquired by Altair in 2020 where Rosemary continues to lead the team as Chief Scientist. She is a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, an educational charity that promotes access to technology education and digital making.