John Ridd, Chief Executive
John Ridd is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in
the ICT industry. Formerly a Founding Partner in Merrell Ridd
Limited, a consultancy focused on maximising Strategic Value for
ICT businesses, and CEO of NWIX Group, a supplier of National UK
Ethernet and DWDM services to ISP, ICT and Content providers.
John was CEO and a Founder Member of XTML, a business which
he built from £0 to £12m pa T/O before selling it to Telenor, one
of the largest mobile phone operators in the world.
Phil Davies, Chief Technical Officer
Phil Davies was previously Senior IT Security and Management
Consultant with Siemens Network Systems.
Phil has a long history of developing commercial software for sale
to high profile companies.
He is currently a Director of Tridonia Limited. Tridonia provides
System Management Software to numerous "Blue Chip" companies
Littlewoods, Royal Liver Assurance, ATOS, IBM and QVC.
Phil is a consultant to the Bank of England, providing advice on IT
Infrastructure and Service Management.
Scott Bowers, Non-Executive Director
Currently Head of Fraud at Weightmans LLP, Scott has worked with
national and international businesses to implement counter fraud
solutions, relating to all types of litigation, and has a
reputation for implementing market-leading fraud
He was responsible for the development of the largest counter fraud
database in Europe and by doing so achieved savings for one insurer
of £20 million in a single year, as well as many £ millions for
other public and private sector organisations.
Scott frequently presents at major UK conferences and is often
cited in the press. He provides fraud awareness training and
advanced fraud investigation workshops to clients to ensure that
protection is maximised at all stages of claims handling
Brook Jackson, Non-Executive Director
Brook Jackson is a leading global expert in Imaging Science who
worked extensively on safety critical control systems and "computer
vision", before becoming industrial liaison manager to Manchester
In 1996 Brook was key in spinning-out a venture funded company
called 'Kestra'; applying a ground breaking inspection technology
to the printed circuit board industry.
Brook is frequently called as an "Expert Witness", in UK Law
Courts, when expert testimony is required on issues relating to