The team came together to build the most accessible video calling system in the world. This was to allow care professionals to connect with their patients in their own homes.
Lady Greengross is a world expert on issues facing the elderly. She was Director General of Age Concern for 13 years and is now Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre. As Director General of Age Concern, she was responsible for building the business side of the charity in order to make it sustainable. She chairs cross-parliamentary groups in 'Intergenerational Futures' and 'Corporate Social Responsibility' as well as being Vice Chair of the groups on 'Dementia' and 'Ageing and Older People'. Baroness Greengross was so excited about the potential that Speakset has in both solving loneliness and connecting older people that she wanted to be part of our journey.
President of Telecare and e-health at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has extensive experience in sucsessfully delivering health management programmes. Before his time at the RSM, Charles ran the LB Newham Assistive Technology programme for four years during which time some 3000 people had telecare installed in their homes and the Borough began telehealth implementation, following Charles winning Whole System Demonstrator status from the Department of Health. Charles’s programme in Newham won the European Commission’s Healthy Ageing Award presented in Vienna in December 2008.
Chief Executive of Morden College, a care home in south-east London. Morden College provides everything from independent living to 24/7 care in a beautiful setting. He prides himself in the community spirit shown in the college as well as their forward thinking approach to technology - both things that we strongly believe in. Before Morden, David had an exceptional military career. Being promoted to Major-General and then Military Secretary as well as being appointed Commandant of Sandhurst. He was also Aide-de-camp to the Queen. We hope some of his professionalism is transferred to us!
Max is director of innovation at talktalk group. His expertise and knowledge of telecoms and designing for older people particularly valuable. Before his current post, Max served as the Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Directories Ltd, was the Head of Internet Distribution for BSkyB and started his career as a consultant at McKinsey.
Nadav has been the founder's personal mentor from the very beginning. Currently, he is General Manager of Taboola Europe, a content recommendation engine that serves 3 billion recommendations a day! Before Taboola, Nadav was head of Groupon UK – leading their expansion into Europe. His ability to cut to the heart of any problems we have is transformative in making sure we are focused and moving forward in the right direction. Having moved to the UK from Israel, he has experienced the problems of being disconnected from his family personally and can see the clear need for SpeakSet to exist.
With over 16 years of communications experience, Andy has worked in-house and agency-side for companies that include ARM, Adobe, Cisco, Samsung, Tektronix, WorldCom, Lucent and Toshiba. He currently works at NCR, a Fortune 500 that delivers hardware, software and services. He is excited about bringing some of his experience to work with a growing startup.
CEO at Entrepreneur First, which helps the very brightest graduates develop both the skills and the network needed to build scalable technology businesses. Just three years later he has created companies collectively worth more than 100M. Before joining Entrepreneur First, Matt was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. His work focused on helping clients develop new ventures and innovative delivery models within their existing organisations. His work focused particularly on healthcare delivery. He is passionate about technology and is excited to help Speakset grow.
Tom founded a startup that developed set-top boxes for the elderly market. This means he has experience in designing and building similar hardware and taking it to the consumer. Tom now runs both a marketing agency dedicated to developing brands as well as an agency working in augmented reality.
Preeti is a GP practicing in the North West. She is finance and research lead in her practice and is involved with developing trial protocols for new technology within primary care in the NHS. As with Tim, she has a number of older, long term patients that could really benefit from SpeakSet.
Tim is a GP practicing in Stockport. He has a substantial technical understanding alongside his strong medical background. Tim has a number of older, long term care patients and strongly believes that SpeakSet can have a huge impact on offering better, consistent care.
SpeakSet was founded in 2013 in order to solve the problem of isolation for older people. We focus on doing this for care providers and are quickly becoming the leading choice for remote video consultations. We work with organisations big and small and will make sure that SpeakSet is right for you before we do anything else. We want to solve your problems.
Having lived and breathed the problems facing our elderly population, the team have become experts on what it takes to make remote consultations a reality. We simplify things and are always questioning ourselves on whether we can make it easier.
Ewan consulted on and built systems for O2 and Vodafone among others. He has founded both a charity and a TV station. He was commended for his forward thinking work at Bristol developing tools for biological imaging.
Adi was a software engineer at McLaren Automotive within vehicle dynamics. Adi also led the development of a unique heat exchanger design at DSG. Studying at Oxford he became a world expert in riblet engineering and design.
Matt has designed components for the Mclaren Formula One car. In his final year at Oxford, Matt reinvented the Markov principles and applied them to his work alongside designing smart homes for older people.
Calum combines a rigorous software engineering background with an obsession for breaking technology adoption barriers. At Cambridge, he brought computational thinking to primary education by building an educational programming language for video mixing.
Alex started his career helping those most in need get access to alternative banking solutions after running a fashion business whilst still at school! He is driven to solve big problems and having seen the effects of isolation in his own family he was passionate to join the team.
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