Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Wearable Technology

ID: 739472 United Kingdom

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Expert is a highly accomplished Engineering Director and Inventor with over 10 years of experience in building and leading teams and driving advancements in novel and emerging areas, including wearable technology, plasma physics, and mass spectrometry. He is widely recognized as an industry expert, leveraging his deep knowledge and expertise to push the boundaries of technological innovation.

Throughout his career, Expert has made significant contributions to the field of wearable technology and IoT. As the Director of Electronics in his current business, he played a crucial role in the development of a groundbreaking connected IoT biosensing monitoring device, integrating novel technologies and designing "soft" electrodes within garments. His visionary leadership and technical expertise were instrumental in scaling the company to over 50 staff. Expert's extensive involvement in the business’s intellectual property portfolio, including patents and patent applications, highlights his ability to innovate and monetize commercially relevant ideas.

In a previous role he served as the Head of Research & Development, where he demonstrated exceptional strategic acumen. He led the design and manufacturing of intelligent clothing embedded with washable electronics and spearheaded the development of an end-to-end connected worker platform. Expert's expertise in integrating evolving technologies, such as 4G CatM1/NB-IoT/LoRa, and his contributions to the company's IP portfolio were crucial in securing significant investor funding and ultimately leading to the company's acquisition by a global industry leader.

With a comprehensive understanding of the entire product life cycle, Expert has consistently delivered outstanding results. His experience as an engineer working in both academia and industry has allowed him to gain the best of both worlds and feels the hand over from cutting-edge research into mass manufacture is where true innovation resides.

Throughout his career, Expert has fostered strategic relationships with suppliers, contractors, and customers. He has actively collaborated with universities and research groups to validate technologies and has been sought after to represent his companies at industry conferences and tradeshows.

His skills include the following:

• Strategic & Tactical Planning
• Customer & Vendor Relationship Management
• Project Planning & Design
• Process & Procedure Development & Optimisation
• Budget Planning of Hardware & Software Projects
• Investor Relations
• Agile & Waterfall Methodologies
• Team Development & Leadership
• Cradle to Grave Life Cycle


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: BEng Subject: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Institution: University of Liverpool

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP of Futures Department: Futures
Building upon previous achievements within the business, promoted from Director of Electronics to VP of Future Projects, leveraging exceptional performance and leadership skills to drive continued growth and innovation. Among other major responsibilities, Expert:

Spearheads the development and execution of future-oriented projects, driving innovation and ensuring the company's competitive edge in the market across targeted industry sectors.

Offers strategic counsel and valuable insights to the rest of the executive team and board of directors, actively contributing to the overall corporate strategy and long-term vision.

Leads a diverse team of researchers, engineers, and innovators, in exploring emerging technologies and translating them into practical applications for operational deployment within the rest of the business. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, including Design, Digital, UI/UX, Engineering, Marketing, and Business Development, to ensure seamless execution of projects and alignment with company goals.

Moreover, Expert played a pivotal role in building Prevayl’s IP portfolio, being named on over 80 patent applications, with more ongoing. He has been responsible for driving the company’s intellectual property strategy, overseeing patent filings, and protecting valuable innovations and designs.

He has consistently cultivated a culture of creativity, experimentation, and continuous learning within the Future's team, fostering a spirit of out-of-the-box thinking and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Expert is frequently and successfully charged with identifying and evaluating new opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations to fuel innovation and accelerate the development of groundbreaking products and solutions.

He continuously monitors market trends, technological advancements, and competitor activities to identify potential disruptions and capitalize on emerging opportunities for the business.

Expert collaborates with external partners, research institutions, and startups to leverage their expertise and capabilities in driving innovation and shaping the future of connected garments and wearable technology.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2019 Employer: Wearable Technologies Limited Title: Head of Research and Development Department:
Expert was integral in securing investor funding of over £2.3 million and forming relationships with a number of strategic partners. He also supported and won a grant application of over £2.5 million from the OGTC and multiple industrial partners to support a 15-month project to produce an intrinsically safe ATEX certified system based on the company’s flagship product.

Served as Chief architect of an end-to-end connected worker platform using novel and evolving technologies (4G CatM1/NB-IoT/LoRa), encompassing the integration of embedded/washable electronics, garment technology, embedded firmware, and application software.

Led a team of 10 comprising of permanent staff and contractors in various roles as well as serving as sole mentor of a number of engineering interns in addition to aiding in the recruitment of additional staff. Often managed the extended team of 25 and 8-10 remote workers when the business lacked formal strategic leadership.

Conceptualized and successfully introduced a new product to the market for trails with customers within a 10-week timeframe.

Handled research and technical leadership of taking a novel smart fabric technology through to small-scale manufacturing.

Served as head of all research efforts -- developing into various projects, including the design and fabrication of addressable LED's; the invention of a new washable cable; indoor tracking algorithms; and the embedment of analogue and digital electronics and sensors into garments.

Made significant contributions to the company’s IP portfolio in the form of patents, trademarks, and design registrations. Supported due diligence efforts enabling the company to be acquired by a global leader in late 2020.

Aided in the development of a proprietary protocol based on I2C, enabling multiple protocols to operate on one bus network.

Communicated and closely collaborated with external stakeholders such as suppliers, contractors, and customers. Consulted with overseas electronics and garment manufacturers.

Prior to this role, as Wearables Electronic Engineer from 2016 to 2017, Expert oversaw the full development lifecycle of all products from capturing user requirements through to design, test, and mass manufacture. Aspects of the process included electrical, mechanical and garment.

He contributed significantly to the development and delivery of active lighting safety product that sold 14k units per month.

Expert was also pivotal in the delivery of several projects within a tight timeframe due to the fast pace of a start-up environment.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: Waters Corporation Title: Electronic Design Engineer Department:
Conducted electronic design and development activities in support of a new tandem quadrupole mass spectrometer and a brand-new, low-cost time of flight mass spectrometer for IVD applications.

Responsibilities included the full engineering lifecycle-- from requirements capture through to test and integration, and all associated documentation.

Conducted research on a brand-new reflectron design using rapid prototyping, which successfully changed how all future instruments were built.

Attended and contributed to design reviews, both as presenter and reviewer.

Provided estimates of engineering efforts to assist in the planning and scheduling of activities.

Supported the company's electronics design teams in India and Singapore on the development tasks assigned to them.

Conducted investigations into product quality and manufacturability issues, implementing necessary changes in a timely fashion.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: Multiple Design, Engineering and Creative Roles Title: Creative Director, R&D Engineer, and Textile Designer Department:
August 2013 – March 2015, Waxxx Events Limited – Creative Director
October 2013 – January 2015, University of Liverpool, Technological Plasmas Group – Research Associate
April 2013 – September 2013, Q-Technologies Limited – Research & Development Engineer
June 2012 – Current, Expert Smith Technologies – Co-Founder and Lead Engineer
August 2007 – September 2011, Slogan Clothing – Textile Designer

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Summary:

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Expert's software experience includes: Solidworks, Altium Designer, A365, MS Office, Git, and Jira/Bitbucket.

He possesses a good working knowledge of other programs and systems used for bringing a product from conception through to mass market.

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