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Alan A Richardson

Head of Product

Alan is a digital specialist with over 25 years' experience in web, mobile and collaboration. Alan began his career as a project manager with pioneering Seattle web agency Saltmine Creative, working with BP and Microsoft in London and Chicago, before joining Vodafone Group. As a consultant, Alan has worked with major organisations worldwide, including Anglo American, ING, National Grid, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, Telenor and the United Nations. Alan is a qualified change practitioner.

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Dr David Gathercole

Head of Mathematics

David is a mathematician specialising in network analysis and systems forecasting. Studies in graph and network theory underpinned his doctorate on machine learning improvements. David also models power and weather networks, and does work in the field of power trading products.

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Nico Westerdale

Head of Technology Strategy

Nico has a career working with and for technology startups. Nico founded his own web and app based businesses and consulted for major organizations, bringing engineering change and innovation to enterprise clients including Comcast, Conde Nast, WebMD, FIS, and IAC. More recently Nico lead technology at IncentFit, a corporate wellness platform where he scaled a proof-of-concept to a successful business. Nico then served as Director of Engineering for the Consumer Products at Gopuff, the international instant needs company. Nico currently runs Accelerator CTO, providing technical leadership to emerging startups.