Who we are
Our in-house team creates and delivers all product and solutions
Led by Dr Martin Peniak, The Innovation Team is not only evolving what we are doing now, but is also looking at what we can do in the future, such as searchable Virtual Reality (VR) in Retail and using virtual environments for AI learning. On-device Deep Learning and Internet free processing are key areas for our robotics projects.
Led by Dr Lee Netherton, the engineering team develop the successful research into high-performance technical applications in preparation for delivery. The team manage the AWS architecture of our Vision Platform and develop and enhance where new functionality and features are deployed. Rigorous testing and security is upheld continuously before and after release, to all compliant requirements.
Led by our Director of Research, Dr Eduard Vazquez, the Academic Research team are dedicated to conceiving and testing new methods and techniques around Object Recognition, Computer Vision and other Artificial Intelligence technologies. This work is done in collaboration with many international academic institutions, ensuring Cortexica is at the forefront of the latest research approaches.
Led by our Director of Research, Dr Eduard Vazquez, the Applied Research team develop the advancements of the Academic team and bridge the gap to Engineering, ensuring the techniques are robust and scalable for commercial production. Our approach is to tailor solutions to each client, rather than a one-size-fits-all policy, so that we can ensure that the technology we deliver to them is specifically suited to their requirements.
Headed up by Alexander Harriman, the Technical Delivery team are responsible for scoping out our clients’ specific requirements and delivering excellence across all projects, maintaining a 100% record of completion within all agreed time periods and at the highest level of quality. With an expansive knowledge of platforms, legacy systems and other technologies, the Delivery team work with Cortexica’s other teams and many departments within our clients to ensure every stage of a project goes according to the Scope.
Led by our Chief Solutions Officer, Alastair Harvey, the Solutions team consists of multi-industry and AI specialists. Working from initial briefs outlining a client’s business requirements, the team provide insight into the possibilities of vision AI and the most effective route to success, working with the client’s particular situation. From Design Thinking through to custom innovation and ongoing Account Management, the team establishes a relationship that helps guide a company through Digital Transformation and harness advancing technology.
Board & Senior Management
David graduated from the University of Oxford with First Class Honors in Modern History, and from the Harvard Business School (MBA, Harkness Fellow). David’s entrepreneurship has been honoured by the European Foundation for Entrepreneurial Research where he was named one of Europe’s 500 most dynamic entrepreneurs.
Previously, he was the CEO of NeoMedia Inc., a public US based software business that was the world leader in state-of-the art barcode creation, capture, delivery and reading technology for use in the ticketing, couponing, publishing and marketing sectors.
Prior to that Iain was CEO of Mobiqa Limited, an Edinburgh based business where he led the company from start up to become a world leader in mobile ticketing, mobile boarding pass and couponing solutions based on the creation, optimisation, delivery and redemption of barcodes to mobile phones.
He was also Chairman of Scolocate Limited a co-location and managed services business specialising in IT architecture, design and planning, project management and implementation services. Prior to that he was COO of KSCL, and part of the team that built Scotland’s largest software house and a leading supplier of customer care and billing applications to the world’s mobile phone operators.
Anil initiated the Basic Technology Project “Reverse Engineering the Human Visual Processes” in 2002, creating a blueprint for a subset of processes in the human visual system, and later spun out Cortexica Vision Systems, applying the spatial neuronal models to visual search.
Prior to Sovereign, Jon spent seven years at 3i where he was a director in the venture capital business and managed a number of technology investments from deal origination through to exit.
Scott’s past successes include Azea Networks, which he scaled from concept to eight figure sales before the business was acquired. He has lived and worked across the globe including Australia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the US and the UK.
Previously he was an original Regional Director of UK-based www.WGSN.com, SVP Sales and Client Services for US-based Stylesight.com and Head of Design and Innovation for Target Asia.
He has led development, infrastructure, and support teams to deliver cloud based, integrated technology and business solutions. He was at trend information market leader WGSN.com and recently trend information business Stylus.com. He has also worked as IT Director at start-ups, including Canvas8, an information services start-up targeting marketing and advertising firms, and consulted at Mudpie, another leading fashion trend forecasting service. At all these firms, his primary remit was to grow and respond to the multimedia needs of a global subscriber base.
Previously, Spyros was COO of MedicAnimal, the fastest-growing European online animal pharmacy; Director of Corporate Development for Orange’s Online Advertising division; and worked as a researcher at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. Spyros received a M.S. in Telecommunications and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.