Debbie has been an entrepreneur successfully running IT companies for past 25 years. She is an expert in cyber security and natural language, was appointed the first Prince of Wales Innovation Scholar at the University of Wales and has just finalised her PhD thesis on Human Visual Perception in Cyber Security – her related patent to a new Pseudo-isochromatic second generation CAPTCHA system based on her PhD has been granted. As the Principal UK Expert for Language Encoding, Debbie was until recently editor of two international ISO standards, and a BSI and ISO Chair. Also a member of the advisory board for HPC Wales a €40 million high performance computing project, Debbie is a named contributor to a number of internet standards produced by the Internet Engineering Task Force, and has been an advisor to Wikimedia Foundation (overseeing Wikipedia activity) on natural language. Debbie currently sits on the KTN Defence and Security Advisory Board and is a member of the Cloud Industry Forum. Debbie recently accompanied the UK Prime Minister on a bi-lateral trade mission to India as part of a “Best of British” showcase. Debbie is also the Product Owner for Ascema feeding insights from industry into product development.
Tony has spent over thirteen years involved in mergers and acquisitions both as principal and as an advisor. He is a former Investment Associate at Marwyn Capital and supported portfolio companies including Entertainment One and Advanced Computer Software. He started his career in leveraged finance at Barclays.