Dr Benedict Gaster is a lecturer and researcher at the University of West of England, leading the IoT and Comms group. Benedict is working on programming tools and models with application to the Internet of Things and GPU acceleration, with a particular focus on ARM microprocessors, Rust, and OpenCL 2.x. He is the lead architect on the IoT network, LoRaWAN Bristol, which provide LPWAN coverage for Bristol’s city center. In a previous life he was a lead architect in the design and implementation of the programming system OpenCL and a GPU architect at AMD and Qualcomm. He has a PhD from the University of Nottingham, in type theory.