Our in-house team creates and delivers all products and solutions

Innovation

Innovation

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.

Academic Research

Academic Research

Led by our Head 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.

Applied Research

Applied Research

Led by our Head 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.

Engineering

Engineering

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.

Delivery

Delivery

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.

Commercial

Commercial

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 Soskin

Chairman

David became Chairman of Cortexica in January 2014. He is an experienced executive in both early stage startups and large publicly-traded companies, having previously been CEO of Cheapflights. Under his leadership, Cheapflights grew from a small startup to an international leader in online travel search.

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.

Iain McCready

CEO

Iain joined the business in March 2011. Iain has over 30 years experience within global Telecommunications and IT companies, having achieved significant success in expanding businesses internationally.

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 Anthony Bharath

Non-Executive Director / Founder

With an extensive background within Image Analysis and Electronic Engineering, Anil’s career has been shaped by his dynamic passion for analyzing visual data, and developing new algorithms, which continue to be his main research interests. Anil is on the Board of Imperial’s Data Science Institute and he holds a Readership position at Imperial College London, where he leads the Bio Inspired Computer Vision Group.

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.

Jon Edington

Non-Executive Director / Touchstone Innovations

Jon is an investment director at Cortexica investor, Touchstone Innovations and has been a Cortexica Board member since 2013. He joined Touchstone Innovations in 2010 from Sovereign Capital, a mid-market buyout firm, where he specialised in transactions in the healthcare services market. Jon is Director of Technology Ventures at Touchstone Innovations Plc.

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 White

Non-Executive Director

Scott co-founded Cortexica in 2008 and took the role of non-executive director in 2009. He is a practiced entrepreneur with experience in creating and managing unique technology businesses. Scott currently serves as CEO of PragmatIC, a leader in flexible electronics.

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.

Alastair Harvey

Chief Solutions Officer

Alastair joined Cortexica in 2014 as Chief Solutions Officer bringing with him over 22 years of international experience advising innovation into all verticals.

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.

Stuart Hubbard

CTO

Stuart has been a CTO / IT Director for over ten years, working at the forefront of large global business-to-business websites.

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.

Spyros Karageorgis

COO

Spyros has over 15 years of leadership experience across the TMT industry. He was CFO of Venda Ltd, an Enterprise SaaS ecommerce provider, which was sold to NetSuite in 2014.

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.