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Bishop's Stortford science business Dotmatics appoints Matt Burnett as new chief technology officer

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A man with 25 years' experience as a chief technology officer (CTO) across a range of industries and sectors has taken up the role at Bishop's Stortford science business Dotmatics.

Matt Burnett will work as part of the senior management team taking ownership of the company's technical roadmap, global cloud and IT operations and technology execution.

He will report into current CTO and one of the company's founders, Alastair Hill, who will assume the new role of chief information officer (CIO), focusing on company vision and strategy in support of customers.

New Dotmatics chief technology officer Matt Burnett (43770219)
New Dotmatics chief technology officer Matt Burnett (43770219)

"On my technology journey I have always looked for challenges that will make a difference to people's lives," said Burnett. "I feel very fortunate to have joined Dotmatics – accelerating research and innovation."

Hill and Stephen Gallagher formed Dotmatics in 2005 to provide software and technology to support drug discovery and development. The firm, whose global headquarters are at The Old Monastery in Windhill, won the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2019 for its phenomenal growth in international trade.

Hill added: "Not only does Matt have a wealth of CTO experience and a track record in driving technological innovation, but his cross-sector experience will also bring new perspective to our technology and operations."

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