Dave holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from QMC, University of London, and started his career at inmos/STMicroelectronics working on debugging tools for massively parallel networks of inmos transputers. Prior to founding SOMNIUM he was Technology Director at Icera (acquired by Nvidia). Dave has a strong track record of innovation, with 36 granted patents spanning major software and hardware innovations widely deployed in commercial products, including the world's first soft-MPEG processor, a leading mobile applications processor and the leading 3G/4G soft modem.
David Sykes, Chairman
David is an active chairman and non-exec director who brings extensive board level experience from many years spent working in British and American tech start-ups marketing software and electronics products into international markets. Strongly sales and marketing oriented, he has been involved in the embedded systems industry since the mid-1980's, including senior European roles for Ready Systems (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and Cygnus Solutions (acquired by RedHat). David holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bristol University, and an MBA from the London Business School.
Mike is an experienced International Managing Director/Finance Director with 30+ years hands on experience in delivering strategic projects, profit and working capital improvements and cash generation. His experience ranges from FTSE 100 S&P 500 to medium or small private organisations including start ups. Companies include BTR, Dunlop,Concentric, Bridgepoint Capital & Honeywell.
Ann has significant experience of early Stage Investments side of Finance Wales investing in technology businesses by way of equity and loan investments with observer positions taken on the boards of investee companies.
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