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Top Influencers: 16 UK Chief Engineer’s To Follow in 2022

Chief Engineer & Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Engineer & Founder role. We have selected these Chief Engineer & Founder’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Engineer & Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Phil Sant

Chief Engineer & Founder @ Stage

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Stage builds a technology platform that revolutionizes music payment pipelines. Read more aboutStage on Crunchbase…

Luke Ibbetson

Chief Engineer @ Vodafone

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Luke has been with Vodafone since 1996 and is currently leading the Vodafone Group Research and Development organisation. Luke is responsible for all aspects of network / IT research including Vodafone’s participation in international standards, definition of the architectural blueprint for future networks, trials of emerging / disruptive technologies, the evolution of mobile security and long term spectrum requirements. Luke led Vodafone’s exploration of alternative access solutions “beyond 3G” and is now shaping Vodafone’s 5G strategy. Luke has a passion for fresh thinking and has successfully championed the introduction of many new technology start-up companies within Vodafone. Prior to this, Luke worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds for over six years, undertaking contract research for companies including BT Laboratories and Cellnet (now Telefonica O2). Luke graduated from the University of Leeds with a first degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and was awarded an MSc by Research in 1992. Luke holds Chartered Engineer status with the Institute of Engineering Technology, and is married with two children. Learn more about Luke Ibbetson on Crunchbase…

Vodafone is a mobile telecommunications company that offers voice, messaging, and data services. Read more aboutVodafone on Crunchbase…

Lukas Neumann

Co-Founder, Chief Engineer & Architect @ Invenias

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Invenias provides software solutions to the executive search and strategic recruitment sector. Read more aboutInvenias on Crunchbase…

Iain Wallace

Chief Engineer Autonomy @ Animal Dynamics

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Animal Dynamics is a spinout company from the Department of Zoology at University of Oxford Read more aboutAnimal Dynamics on Crunchbase…

Anthony Culligan

Chief Engineer @ SETL

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SETL is a technology company that focuses on blockchain settlements and payments. Read more aboutSETL on Crunchbase…

Jez Coates

Chief Engineer @ Aurrigo

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Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Warwick University. Previously worked for Leyland Vehicles and 23 years at Caterham Cars as Technical Director with responsibility for the design and development for all… Learn more about Jez Coates on Crunchbase…

Aurrigo’s self-driving pods offers mobility within urban areas, shopping malls, airports, university campuses, and other areas. Read more aboutAurrigo on Crunchbase…

Andy Beale

Chief Engineer, BT Sport @ BT

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Andy Beale is responsible for all of BT Sport’s broadcast technology and operations and was instrumental in the design and build of its studio complex at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. Learn more about Andy Beale on Crunchbase…

BT provides communications services to consumer and business sectors worldwide. Read more aboutBT on Crunchbase…

Ben Williams

Co-Founder and Chief Engineer @ Spica Technologies

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Ben is a great software designer and engineer with over 15 years experience of designing and implementing a wide range of technical products and solutions. Learn more about Ben Williams on Crunchbase…

SPICA Technologies is a specialist IOT Systems Integrator that uses a combination of technical assets, hardware (device). Read more aboutSpica Technologies on Crunchbase…

Darren Clarke

Chief Engineering Officer @ Eigen Technologies

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Darren Clarke is the Chief Engineering Officer at Eigen Technologies. Learn more about Darren Clarke on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutEigen Technologies on Crunchbase…

Darren Clarke

Chief Engineering Officer @ Eigen Technologies

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Darren Clarke is the Chief Engineering Officer at Eigen Technologies. Learn more about Darren Clarke on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutEigen Technologies on Crunchbase…

Carl Goves

Co-Founder and Chief Engineer @ Immense

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I am Chief Engineer, so I’m responsible for our engineering team. This basically means I keep watch over our product’s technical development and progress our product roadmap, whilst making sure we are designing the right products to meet commercial demands. That’s my primary role… I’ve got about 50 other roles as well! Learn more about Carl Goves on Crunchbase…

A global decision-support platform for new mobility Read more aboutImmense on Crunchbase…

Simon Dixon

Founder and Chief Engineer @ Homelyfe

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Homelyfe is an insurance app to make insurance simple. Read more aboutHomelyfe on Crunchbase…

Gustavo Mejia

Chief Engineering Officer @ Reporo

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Reporo is a global mobile Ad Network with over 15 Billion impressions per month on its Banner, Pop-Under and Pop-Under eXchange networks. Read more aboutReporo on Crunchbase…

Paul Beadle

Chief Engineer @ Stratospherix

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Travelling the train through clear Moroccan skies
Ducks, and pigs, and chickens call
Animal carpet wall-to-wall
Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express #Marrakech #Morocco

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Paul has created software of one sort or another for thirty years, mostly for large enterprises and latterly for iOS and now tvOS. He’s a quarter of the Stratospherix team who create apps under their own banner and on contract for other organisations. Throughout his career he has developed toe-curling technology from scratch, including the invisible man-in-the-middle SSL attack. He promises to be a good boy from now on. Learn more about Paul Beadle on Crunchbase…

Stratospherix Ltd is a mobile app developer company and developed app net portal lit Read more aboutStratospherix on Crunchbase…

John Duquemin

Chief Engineer @ Jersey Electricity

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John joined Jersey Electricity os cn opprentice in 1977 and gained o BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering through the Jersey Electricity Student Engineer scheme. A Chartered Engineer, John has been involved in oll major projects since 1980. These include the first interconnector to France, EDF1, in 1984, the second interconnector, Normandie 2, and the Guernsey-Jersey link, GJ1, in 2000, the 100MW Normandie 3 in 2014 and EDF1’s future replacement, Normandie 1. He has also overseen several major plont upgrades at La Collette Power Station, including the installation of two replacement 11MW Sulzer Diesel Generators in 2012. He is a Director of the Channel Islands Electricity Grid Limited, a member of the Institute of Directors and is c Chartered Director. Learn more about John Duquemin on Crunchbase…

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Paul Brown

Co-Founder and Chief Engineering Officer @ GLU Group

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Paul Brown serves as the Co-Founder at GLU Group. Learn more about Paul Brown on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutGLU Group on Crunchbase…

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