Reda Hmeid is founder and CEO of Openlight.io, a digital strategy consultancy firm helping large organisations implement a successful digital programme. He has been working in the digital space since 1999, when he was coding on the fledgling ba.com platform for British Airways.
Having started coding with the venerable Java 1.4, Reda has a lot of affection for the Java programming language, but these days with a keen interest in Scala and NodeJS in particular, amongst other tech.
Reda is currently Head of Solutions at HMRC Digital, one of the largest digital programmes in the UK, helping to make HMRC the most digitally advanced tax authority in the world. Reda has previously also worked for IBM and clients such as Deutsche Bank.
He is kept busy by his 4 children these days, but has been a kickboxing champion in the past.