Malcolm Newbury

Malcolm Newbury is a senior managing consultant, strategist, developer and founder of Guildfoss Ltd, an open source business consulting company based in the United Kingdom (UK) that serves the health and utilities sectors. As well as consulting activity, Guildfoss partners with open source software companies like O3 Enterprise that built the O3 Image Management Suite and Logicoy, which built the OpenESB integration engine. 

With a background in mathematical modelling, data analysis and integration, Malcolm enjoys working in the worlds of imaging, integration and research. He was chair of IHE UK between 2009 and 2012 and coordinated their response to the UK government's health IT strategy. Much of his work is with Universities, Trusts, Research Units and the newly formed Academic Health Science Networks.  For example, the University of Leicester's Biomedical Research Software as a Service (BRISSKit) project delivers a research data management SaaS using integrated mature open source applications operating in public (Azure and AWS) and private (Jisc and N3 based) clouds. 

In 2011, Malcolm worked with The Guardian and eHealth Media, to establish the “Open Source Skunkworks” programme of events to re-invigorate the healthcare market with innovative open source software. The Skunkworks exhibition stands at EHI Live have included many familiar OSS vendors, NHS Trusts and NHS England and has helped spawn other related initiatives.

Prior to Guildfoss, Malcolm worked for many years with Sun Microsystems (and SeeBeyond) as a health software and consulting director selling infrastructure software and services to the NHS and the global healthcare market. At PA Consulting Malcolm delivered a range of data-oriented consulting assignments including NHS Data Dictionary technology, GP2GP messaging business case, research into online health website indexing + search and healthcare financial activity costing. Malcolm has also worked as a developer and project manager in utilities, finance, defense and telecommunications sectors.