CENSIS – Scotland’s centre of excellence for sensing, imaging techniques, and Internet of Things (IoT) applied sciences – has named 4 new board members, bringing beneficial expertise from trade, entrepreneurship, and the general public sector to its management group.
Joining the board are: Anne McLister, head of digital financial system at Glasgow City Council; Stuart Mitchell, international shopper companion and former head of IoT gross sales at Vodafone; Howard Perkins, tech entrepreneur and founding father of Firestalk; and Andy Ward, chief know-how officer and founding father of Ubisense.
An engineer by coaching, Anne McLister has greater than 25 years’ expertise in enterprise change and administration consultancy, main initiatives throughout a spread of sectors within the UK and Europe, together with enterprise and IT technique. She has labored with Glasgow City Council since 2016, holding roles within the sensible cities integration and City Deal groups.
Having joined the Vodafone graduate management programme in 2011, Stuart Mitchell brings a unique perspective to the board alongside along with his in depth trade expertise. He at present leads a world group specialising in digital transformation, serving to enterprise leaders to reap the advantages of know-how.
Howard Perkins has a confirmed observe file within the tech sector, as a founding companion of Kyria, Cygnet Technology, and present enterprise, consultancy enterprise Firestalk. Howard has a background in engineering and is at present volunteering with the Scottish Tech Army – a help organisation for the third and public sector, shaped in response to the Covid-19 disaster.
Andy Ward brings beneficial technical and engineering information to the CENSIS board, with greater than 20 years’ expertise in designing, growing, and deploying complicated IoT sensor techniques. In 2002, Andy co-founded Ubisense, a enterprise that gives location monitoring know-how for corporations world wide.
Commenting on the appointments, Jacqueline Redmond, chair of CENSIS, stated: “Anne, Stuart, Howard, and Andy deliver a spread of invaluable experience and expertise to the CENSIS board. Each of our new appointments brings with them a unique viewpoint and, with that, a range of opinion and information to our decision-making.
“Collaboration between industry, the public sector, and academia has never been more important in supporting businesses across the UK to adopt and embrace the potential of new technology. CENSIS has an important role to play in bringing people together from a variety of disciplines to develop new products, services, and ways of working which can help us all to adapt to the very different world we now live in while continuing to help companies grow and develop.”