Dr Andrew Harter FREng has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Anglia Ruskin University. The award recognises Andy’s distinguished contribution to computer science and engineering on the international stage. Amongst other influential technologies, it is VNC for which he is best known. The remote screen sharing technology is on over a billion different devices, and on more different kinds of computer than any other application. It is now in Intel Chips, Google Chrome and Apple products amongst many others. Along the way, he has pioneered the idea in 1998 of free software with a commercial upgrade path, the Freemium model, and together with RealVNC co-founder Lily Bacon the idea in 2002 of kick starting a business with funding from the masses, now called Crowdfunding.