Rory Smith is a Visiting Professor in Lift Technology at the University of Northampton and a Consultant to Peters Research Ltd. He has over 49 years of lift industry experience and worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the past 25 years in various regions including the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Southern Europe and the Middle East .  He was involved in ThyssenKrupp’s Internet of Things. 

Rory's areas of special interest are Robotics, Machine Learning, High-Rise Design, Traffic Analysis, Dispatching Algorithms and Ride Quality. Numerous patents have been awarded for his work.