Anjanesh Babu

Systems Architect and Network Manager

Gardens and Museums IT, University of Oxford


Anjanesh Babu works as the Systems Architect and Network Manager in the Gardens and Museums IT Team at the University of Oxford.

The Gardens and Museums consist of the four museums - The Ashmolean, History of Science, Natural History, and Pitt Rivers, together with the Botanic Garden & Harcourt Arboretum - which are home to over 8.5 million objects and specimens.

Anjanesh has introduced the first ever Public Cloud Framework at Oxford University and has provided technical leadership for transformative projects including the Digital Estate upgrade, Museums Online Collections Pilot , Collections Management Systems (CMS) and Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS).

A cloud evangelist, a passionate technology advocate and enabler for strategic change, Anjanesh is presently exploring how machine learning, AI and big data analytics can be a natural fit within the Heritage sector.

His professional focus remains on looking at how technology can be innovative yet invisible while ensuring accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability remain at the core of Digital Aspira. Anjanesh has an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from the University of Greenwich and an MBA from the Manipal Institute of Technology.