David McKee

CEO, Slingshot Simulation and Co-Chair, Digital Twin Consortium - UK

David is the CEO, CTO and founder of Slingshot Simulations, a startup from the University of Leeds Distributed Systems and Services research group in the School of Computing. In his role at Slingshot, he is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering as one of their Enterprise Fellows. His focus is on practical application of using distributed real-time systems for IoT, cloud computing, and massive-scale simulations for Digital Twins targeted at applications in Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities.

He is also a member of the UK National Digital Twin programme at the Centre for Digitally Built Britain (University of Cambridge), Co-Chair of the Terminology, Taxonomy and Technology working group in the OMG Digital Twin Consortium.

Before forming Slingshot Simulations, David was a researcher at the University of Leeds and teaching fellow at Southwest Jiaotong University in China.