Mitesh Parmar

Engage Lead

Mitesh Parmar

Engage Lead

Engage Working Group Lead. Helping companies to connect and get the best of Silicon Canal. Give me a shout! I love tech and have always been involved with it, from fixing my xbox's, to building computers in my teens to later becoming a software engineer. Now working as a product manager and trying to do my bit for the community. Helping others brings a great sense of satisfaction. So, I'm doing the best I can, to support where I can. Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miteshparmar1/

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Simon Jenner

Board Member & Investment in Tech Lead

Simon Jenner

Board Member & Investment in Tech Lead

After a few years working for large enterprises the entrepreneurial bug bit. Aged 26, Simon started Trinity Security Services, a Cyber Security services company. Trinity delivered Cyber Security solutions to customers such as Cadbury Schweppes, Bank of England, RSPB and Tesco. A successful exit of Trinity via trade sale took place in 2008. In 2008 Simon launched Adventures in Business, a vehicle for creating and advising start-ups. Simon is now involved in multiple businesses including Urban an independent retail Cafe chain. Simon has a passion for supporting other entrepreneurs and for the last 10 years Simon has been working with entrepreneurs from across the world firstly through running Birmingham’s only technology incubator and then moving to become the CEO of a leading technology accelerator. The technology accelerator was voted a European top 10 accelerator by the Guardian newspaper. Simon has helped over 50 startups go from idea to investment, raising in excess of £10 million equity investment. Simon’s passion for entrepreneurs and particularly technology entrepreneurs goes beyond the day job and has seen him found Birmingham Entrepreneurs (the largest entrepreneurs group outside of London) and Co-Found Silicon Canal, Birmingham’s answer to London’s tech city. In 2016 Simon was listed in the Maserati 100 for his work with entrepreneurs and listed as a Power 250: The West Midlands’ most influential people in creative and digital.

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Javier Miranda

Managing Director @ Studio Victoria Limited

Javier Miranda

Managing Director @ Studio Victoria Limited

Multitalented and self-taught individual with 20 years' experience in Software Development, Photography, Videography, and Graphic Design, who has worked across a wide variety of companies and industries in the United Kingdom and Spain. Exceptional at manipulating highly complex and dispersed data to present it in easy-to-understand formats for any device or platform. Partial to PHP, Symfony Framework, Adobe Creative Cloud, and FOSS. Let's unlock the potential of your business! Call +44 (0) 121 647 3627

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Hannah Quinton

Creative Director at CloudTeach

Hannah Quinton

Creative Director at CloudTeach

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Dave Evans

CTO at Mini Screen Pictures Ltd

Dave Evans

CTO at Mini Screen Pictures Ltd

Entrepreneur and Software Design Engineer. Xamarin and Microsoft MVP.

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Raj Dhokia

Raj Dhokia

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alexp

Midlands Recruitment Manager

alexp

Midlands Recruitment Manager

My role is to help grow and nurture the Midlands Recruitment Team here at Applause IT – hoping to instil a culture of being more than just staffing professionals but part of an organisation that actively engages and contributes to the community for which they recruit. A Brummie at heart, I completed my undergrad at the University of Birmingham and never looked elsewhere! I love all things Sport, especially F1 which keeps me busy most weekends and I try to get to a new race each year.

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Paul Rhodes

Paul Rhodes

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Jamil Shabir

Director - Bootcamp Media

Jamil Shabir

Director - Bootcamp Media

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Peter Chatterley

MD The Talent Hackers.com

Peter Chatterley

MD The Talent Hackers.com

Recruiter to the stars, well Ursa Major, works with startups and scaleups to help them build employer brand, optimise direct hiring process, undertake searches on a innovative pay as you go model. Disrupting the recruitment space. Occassionally blogs on the economics of recruitment.

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Martin Owen

SVP, Products, erwin

Martin Owen

SVP, Products, erwin

Martin is responsible for driving product management, product strategy and customer support at erwin. Prior to joining erwin, Martin was co-founder at enterprise architecture provider, Corso, organizing strategy, direction and the evolution of SaaS product lines.In his prior role at IBM, Martin served as world-wide director of product management for enterprise architecture, portfolio management and asset management tooling, responsible for overseeing product life-cycles and their growth and success. Martin also served as vice-president of enterprise architecture at Telelogic (acquired by IBM) and was director of professional services and product management at Popkin Software.Martin has spent over 25 years in Data and Enterprise Architecture and was the original co-author of the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) which is now a world-wide industry standard.Martin has also worked on the strategy for the IBM Jazz initiative for the new generation of web based collaborative software tools.More recently, Martin has been innovating within erwin and with key customers around a new breed of technologies supporting data management including Big Data, Governance, Enterprise Architecture and Data Modeling.

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Henry Jinman

Henry Jinman

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Mike Bandar

Mike Bandar

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Jon Allen

Jon Allen

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Mary Matthews

Mary Matthews

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Simon Emms

Simon Emms

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Philip Steele

CEO & Founder nCube Home

Philip Steele

CEO & Founder nCube Home

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rich-ww

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Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo

Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director, Ballyhoo

Brummy born and bred, Anthony has been working in web design and development for over a decade since founding his first startup during his time at Birmingham Uni. His digital agency, Ballyhoo, has been going strong since 2009 and is based in the newly regenerated Longbridge area of South Birmingham. Anthony's focus is on streamlining processes, understanding user habits and getting websites and online apps to work hard, and smart, so your organisation can thrive.​

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Mez

Mez

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andrew

Scorchsoft Ltd

andrew

Scorchsoft Ltd

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Mitesh Parmar

Engage Lead

Mitesh Parmar

Engage Lead

Engage Working Group Lead. Helping companies to connect and get the best of Silicon Canal. Give me a shout! I love tech and have always been involved with it, from fixing my xbox's, to building computers in my teens to later becoming a software engineer. Now working as a product manager and trying to do my bit for the community. Helping others brings a great sense of satisfaction. So, I'm doing the best I can, to support where I can. Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miteshparmar1/

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Gary Lennon

Investment In Tech Lead

Gary Lennon

Investment In Tech Lead

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derry.holt

CEO, OneUp Sales

derry.holt

CEO, OneUp Sales

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Oliver Hills

Who's Here Lead

Oliver Hills

Who's Here Lead

I run Updates Media, a pioneering digital local media business. Our flagship site, Birmingham Updates is the most engaged local media outlet in the West Midlands with 480,000 followers of our social media channels. I also work on Zento, an image recognition business which recognises product usage for major sports brands at mass participation events.

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Paul Adams

Commercial Director, Goldfish

Paul Adams

Commercial Director, Goldfish

Goldfish provide entrepeneurs-for-hire to large organisations who want to start new ventures but lack the skills or capacity to turn an idea into reality.

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martin113

Managing Director at Digital Gaps

martin113

Managing Director at Digital Gaps

Martin has been in IT for 20 years. He has worked across sectors fixing IT services, developing people and making things happen. Digital gaps exists to help connect small technical companies find work within the public sector by advising on the suitability of solutions and helping navigate through the hoops and bureaucracy. Martin has also created and delivers The CIO Download. A 2 day training course in managing IT services and teams.

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Darren Guest

CEO and founder of Gna and Influential Marketing

Darren Guest

CEO and founder of Gna and Influential Marketing

Experienced and innovative company Director with extensive sales, media and business skills.High personal integrity, with an ability to relate to all levels of employeeArticulate, confident and persuasive team builder, able to motivate and communicate to achieve exceptional business performance.Dependable and reliable in supporting and enabling team effort and experienced in driving businesses forwardPersistent and flexible approach to the mutually beneficial achievement of business plans and personal goals of staff, customers and suppliers.

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Joe Kibbler

Joe Kibbler

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Jack Capel

Consultant @ Mortimer Spinks

Jack Capel

Consultant @ Mortimer Spinks

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Jagdeep Bhaura

CEO, mypeoplebiz

Jagdeep Bhaura

CEO, mypeoplebiz

Corporate Technology Innovator, Entrepreneur, 30 years playing, learning & working in tech across a broad set of companies both here in the UK and US.

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Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett

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Drew Smith

Drew Smith

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Harry Griffiths

Director @ Digital Waffle

Harry Griffiths

Director @ Digital Waffle

Ambassador for Silicon Canal via Digital Waffle - trying to help connect the tech community by any means possible. Digital Waffle are a JQ based recruitment agency specialising in the Digital & Tech space. We offer a unique approach to recruitment for the SME market, tailoring our services to individual client requirements.

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Chris Meah

School of Code

Chris Meah

School of Code

Chris runs the School of Code, a Birmingham-based social enterprise focused on getting more and different types of people benefitting from technology. They achieve this through their online platform, and also their free, 16-week coding bootcamp takes anyone from absolute scratch all the way to software developer and helps them into jobs. He also runs Cogcept, an AI and Software Consultancy aiming to turn cutting edge tech into great user-experiences making real differences to organisations. He completed his PhD, MSc, and BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, and also sits on the West Midlands Digital Board providing insights on AI and skills.

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Calum Ridyard

Programmer @ Colonel Duck

Calum Ridyard

Programmer @ Colonel Duck

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Dee Manzini

DAASS

Dee Manzini

DAASS

Founder - Data & Analytics Business Media Platform.

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Dr Sanjeev Mehta

Dr Sanjeev Mehta

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