About Me

Eoin speaking

My name is Eoin Woods and I have worked in software engineering of some sort for about 30 years. I’ve been lucky enough to work for a number of great companies during that time, including Groupe Bull, Sybase, Intertrust, Zuhlke, BGI (which is now part of BlackRock) and UBS. I’ve also been an independent consultant, which was another good experience.

Today, I’m the Chief Engineer at Endava, the established, but fast growing software engineering and technology transformation company. We create digital products, build software, and solve software technology problems for a wide range of organisations. I work with our major clients to offer technical advice, particularly architectural assessments and advice on technical strategy, and I lead a group of our most senior technical experts who work with Endava’s delivery organisation to ensure that we have the right people, tools, technologies, and processes to create great results for our clients.

Professionally, I am interested in a range of areas including software architecture, software sustainability (particularly software energy efficiency), software security and DevOps.

On the educational front, I have the usual collection of letters after my name, with BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in software engineering and the FBCS, MIET, CEng and CITP professional qualifications. I’m also a fellow of the International Association of Software Architects.

Academically, I have been striving throughout my career to bring research, teaching and practice in computer science and software engineering closer together.

As a result of this I have academic affiliations with Imperial College London, where I am an academic visitor, teaching in the Department of Computing, working with Dr Robert Chatley, the Director of Software Engineering Practice, and the University of East London as a member of the Enterprise Computing Lab where I am a visiting research fellow, under the direction of the centre director Professor Rabih Bashroush.

I also maintain research links with a number of universities active in software architecture and sustainable software research, including Birmingham, Lancaster, The Open University and VU in Amsterdam. As a result of these relationships I occasionally act as an external examiner for PhD examinations and sometimes collaborate with their research groups. I am also a leading industrial member of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) and a regular member of the programme committee for ICSA and the European software architecture conference ECSA.

Away from work I am a father with a young person who is now at Cardiff University, perhaps predictably, studying computer science on the MSci course. I am also an active trumpet player, playing a range of styles including wind band, brass band and orchestra, and I like anything with an engine (or an electric motor) that moves quickly, particularly Alfa Romeo, Audi and Jaguar road cars and motor racing, including saloon car, Formula-E and Formula 1.

My first name is difficult to pronounce for many people. Pronounce it in a similar way to the English name “Owen”: ignore the “E” at the begining and pronounce the “o-in”. It is an Irish name as I am originally from Glengormley near Belfast in Northern Ireland. If you were looking for the “other” Eoin Woods (the Irish folk singer) you can find him here and here and probably many other places besides.

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