IT Futures Team Members

Richard Przeplata - IT Innovation Consultant and Project Manager

Richard Przeplata is an IT Professional with over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and commercial business sectors and has gained extensive awareness of the challenges that are faced by SMEs.  Since joining the University of Wolverhampton in 2006, Richard has been involved in a number of business engagement programs with SMEs from across the West Midlands region to provide high quality knowledge transfer and encourage new technology adoption.


Peter Osborne - Software Consultant

Peter Osborne is currently working as a Software Consultant for IT Futures at the University of Wolverhampton’s E-Innovation Centre.

He is a highly skilled software consultant and has a strong background in software development, research and project management. He has worked at the University for over 12 years in various roles and has a vast knowledge of European projects having previously worked at the University as a Research assistant on a FP5 project as well as being a technical consultant for European projects for the IT Futures department where he was the technical lead on several funded projects. His current interests include mobile application development, html5 and css3, web development and open source.

He is also a keen photographer and enjoys playing golf.


Delroy Ricketts - Technology Consultant

Delroy has had over 18 years’ experience within the University of Wolverhampton, with a wealth of knowledge from delivering European projects and commercial contracts. These opportunities have allowed him to cover wide cross sections of industry, offering and presenting advice and fulfilling development and on-line marketing. Delroy is very passionate about aiming to provide the right consultative solution and he takes a bird’s eye view of matters and strives to develop a professional business relationship with the clients and colleagues.  He is currently working across projects and supporting the department.


Mr Matthew Smith BSc Hons – IT Consultant

Matthew is a well-rounded IT Professional who has a broad range of skills gathered from his 5 years’ experience of at the university and on the multitude of projects he has managed with the private and public sector.  He is a registered PRINCE 2 Practitioner who is always keeping abreast with current standards and guidelines as well as next generation technology like NFC. 

His role currently involves assisting business in the implementation and up skilling of AIDC and associated technologies.


Rajiv Dhanjal - IT Consultant

Rajiv has a strong background in ICT and is currently responsible for providing advice and guidance in automatic identification and data capture technologies (within the NTAILS project).  He has worked for the University of Wolverhampton for 7 years, supporting the regional business community, through a number of European funded projects.  He has previously worked as a network systems programmer for several blue chip companies.  Rajiv is a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor


Rob Clarke - Web Consultant

Rob has worked for the University since 2006 and has been involved in a number of European Funded Projects. He has a passion for helping businesses use the Internet to promote their products and services. Rob has previously worked as the lead trainer for a number of IT Futures courses and has also spoken at a number of Industry events about the subject of Web Marketing. He is currently working in a consultancy role providing advice to businesses on a range of IT technologies.


Tony Ravenhill - IT Technician

Tony is currently an IT Technician for e-Innovation Centre. 

Tony has a background in systems and network administration and has previously worked as a technical consultant to SME’sin the Midlands. Currently he is responsible for IT and network support in the e-Innovation Centre. He has worked for the University of Wolverhampton for 22 years in various roles including a range of, mainly European funded, business facing and academic projects.


John Smith - Technician

johnJohn Smith has worked for the University of Wolverhampton for 15 years and has a strong background in network administration and IT hardware and software support. John is currently responsible for technical support within the e-Innovation Centre and works closely with the licensees and businesses.  He also offers consultancy support to companies through the European funded projects.