June 26, 2016

Our team

Our team leaders mini-bios and links to further profiles below.

Dr Bertrand Nouvel
WIDE IO
WIDE IO specialises in technologies for the dissemination of data-science models. Established in 2012, it operates a consulting organisation that helps businesses solve data and algorithmic problems. We also develop as part of our R&D an open-source platform that helps scientists to publicise and commercialise scientific results.
Chris Thomason
Customers First Now
Chris has been applying creative business thinking across the retail, financial services, telecoms, manufacturing and online industries for 18 years in the UK, Australia and South Africa. With an early background in engineering and manufacturing, he evolved into product, service and customer experience design.
Dr Yiannis Patras
Queen Mary University of London
My research is in the area of Computer Vision and Pattern recognition with applications in Multimedia Analysis and Multimodal Human Computer Interaction. This includes low level analysis as well as learning from large datasets or from user interaction.
Dr Hatice Gunes
University of Cambridge
I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory. My research interests are in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing that lie at the crossroad of multiple disciplines including, computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, multimodal interaction and human-robot interaction.
Manoj Krishnapillai
Owned it
At Owned it, our constant endeavour is to harness the power of personalisation, visitor engagement to improve conversions and sales for eCommerce store owners. Our award winning platform has helped several hundreds of online stores in optimising their conversions by delivering tailored and targeted marketing campaigns to their visitors and customers.
Jag Minhas
Be More Digital
Digital Services expert, pioneer and change-agent in corporates and startups. Successful at developing ideas, strategies and propositions for new lines of business, and then building the teams that go execute on them. Inspirational leader comfortable interacting at all levels; strong track record in business development and deal-making.