Who we are
Callum Knowles – Director
Callum has been actively engaged with public sector bodies in the shared services agenda for many years, assisting in delivering cost effective solutions. He has over 15 years experience in managing and delivering multi-million pound projects in both the public and private sectors. Callum sits on many industry and Government advisory panels and committees and plays an active part in promoting good procurement practice within the public sector. He has had recent roles as Project Director for East Sussex County Council NGA project, Project Director for the Colchester Council Broadband delivery project, and assisting Essex County Council with their pending BDUK bid.
Ken Brown – Principal Consultant
Ken has extensive experience in the North of England and has considerable knowledge of local authorities and transport systems. Through involvement in Government Connect he fully understands the requirements for secure networking. In addition Ken has considerable project and programme management knowledge (Prince2, Managing Successful Projects, ITIL etc.), and ensures that projects remain on track.
Michael Snaith – Consultant
Michael has specialised in the development of sustainable technical and commercial models to support the delivery of broadband both in the public and private sectors. He has worked with a diverse range of clients both in public and private sectors ranging from property companies (British Land), passenger transport executives (Nexus and GMPTE), retail and shopping developers, wireless infrastructure companies (Arqiva), through to local authorities (Colchester Borough Council), and brings further ‘real world’ expertise to our team. More recently, Michael has actively been engaged in evaluating digital strategies for a number of clients relating both to delivery of broadband in rural areas and to the service layer looking at social and digital inclusion, commercialisation, digital IPTV, education and smart energy.
John Griffiths – Consultant
John was the ICT Specialist for Europe in the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), specifically the eHealth technical expert for Wales dealing with Telecare and Telehealth. In this role, he ensured access to TSB and EU funding opportunities, advising on the latest innovations and their practical impact. As a member of Cisco’s Connected Health Think Tank for the EU representing Wales (7 years and counting), he has an in-depth knowledge on both a practical and strategic level in implementing national programmes. He was the Chair of the WAG ICT Special Interest Group ‘Futures and Horizons’, and as such, was responsible for WAG policy and delivery for 1-3 years, as well as delivering a new method of funding to assist commercialisation of capital projects for Wales. Since leaving WAG, John has won an NHS South Central contract research project using mobile phone technology.