Shane Montague obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Salford, Manchester. He has taught courses on information security and distributed systems at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He undertook postdoctoral research in European projects and has collaborated with international partners from across industry and academia in both the finance and energy sectors. In 2012, he joined MedChemica Limited as a computer scientist. He has implemented tools and systems that support the decision-making of medicinal chemists in drug discovery. His interests lie in the area of data-intensive applications, ranging from theory to design to implementation.