Niall Roche

Head of Distributed Systems Engineering

Personal Profile

Niall is Head of Distributed Systems Engineering at Mishcon. Niall specialises in Data Science and Distributed Ledger Technologies, across sectors including legal, construction, real estate and supply chains. He trained as a software engineer and has experience in CTO and advisory roles, developing web, mobile and distributed applications, and most recently, 5G, IoT, Blockchain and Data Science solutions.

At Mishcon, his main focus is implementing solutions at the intersection of Distributed Systems solutions and Machine Learning. Niall worked on the first proof-of-concept property transaction using DLT with the UK Land Registry. He is currently driving innovation in Real Estate legal contract automation for the Accord Project, an open source Legal Smart Contract project.

Niall is also CTO-in-Residence and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the UCL School of Management and previously the Lead Technologist for Innovation Entrepreneurship at UCL Engineering. Niall has supported several accelerators, incubators and innovation programmes, and provides tech mentorship to UCL spin-out companies based at IDEALondon, and for a number of accelerators. Niall is part of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology (CBT), and taught on their executive education programme.

Faculty Member, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies
Member, Accord Project, Construction and Real Estate Working Group
Developer, HMLR Digital Streets project
CTO-Residence, UCL School of Management
Lead Researcher, Triangle 5G Testbed
Founding team member, IDEALondon
Technology Coach and mentor, Startupbootcamp IoT, Rainmaking, ConceptionX

Career History

Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL, School of Management
Lead Technologist for Innovation Entrepreneurship at UCL Engineering
Technology Trainer, W3C

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