Matthew joined Information Junction, as a director in 2008, where he delivers consultancy in information management, and is the Technical Lead for the UK Digital Twin programme. He gained a BSC and PhD in Chemical Engineering and joined Shell in 1978, initially as a Refinery Technologist, but from 1987 on the computing/business interface with a particular interest in Information Management and Data Modelling. He has been a key technical contributor to ISO 15926 "Lifecycle integration of process plant data including oil and gas production facilities" and IIDEAS (ISO 18876) - Integration of Industrial Data for Exchange, Access and Sharing. He also developed a data model of Shell's Global Downstream business.
Matthew was the Shell Visiting Professor in the Keyworth Institute at the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the British Computer Society, and he is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional. He is a member of the Ontolog Board of Trustees.
He is the author of "Developing High Quality Data Models" and was awarded an OBE for services to information management in the 2021 New Years Honours List (UK).
See also Dr. West's Ontolog Invited presentations:
- "An Introduction to 4 Dimensionalism and ISO 15926" - ConferenceCall_2006_02_23
- "Integrating Data or Ontologies - A look at the ISO 18876 Architecture" - ConferenceCall_2006_06_01
- Ontolog "Database And Ontology" Mini-Series Kick-off Session - ConferenceCall_2006_10_12
- "From Ontology to Data Model: Choices and Design Decisions" - ConferenceCall_2006_11_16