“The best way to predict the future is to create it. ”
– Peter Drucker, Management Consultant and Author

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We live in a connected world where the most powerful images dominate and as the most powerful human sense is visual it’s no wonder then that visual data is the largest and fast-growing data component of the Internet today.

Incredibly, the visual data collectively processed by CCTV systems dwarfs the data processed by Google daily and most of it never gets used. That’s because it’s collected into remote silos making it physically impossible to aggregate and use in the way we use other data – until now it’s been excluded from the Big Data revolution.

Cloudview and the visual internet of things changes this. We are committed to making visual data not just part of the big data revolution but, the biggest part. By showing how it can be used to the full whilst improving its security and the privacy of those subject to it.

Richard Jewson has spent a lifetime in business mainly in distribution and property and has been Chairman of seven public companies. He is currently Chairman of Tritax Big Box REIT and Raven Russia, and a non-executive director of Temple Bar Investment Trust. Richard got to know James Wickes and Simon Barker when he became chairman of Ideal Hardware plc during its highly successful IPO in 1994. Richard is also an investor in Cloudview.

Chris has spent more than 30 years in the telecommunications, IT and technology industries in Europe and North America. He spent the first 15 years of his career with Bell Northern Research and Nortel before becoming Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Energis, where he was part of the executive team that led the company through its IPO and into the FTSE 40. He then spent three years as CTO of Vodafone. Since 2004 Chris has spent most of his time developing his own investment fund and advisory business, achieving substantial successes across a number of ventures.

Co-founder and CEO of IT hardware distribution and Internet software company Ideal hardware plc, from its start-up in 1986, through to its public company listing in 1994 and its sale in 2000. Since then James has held executive and non-executive advisory positions for several mid-sized private companies in the UK and the United States.

Co-founder of Ideal Hardware plc, Chairman of Examinetics Inc., the largest occupational health testing provider in the United States, a company founded with James Wickes in 2004. Simon is a Chartered Accountant with an MA from Cambridge University.

After obtaining a BSc from Cass Business School, Husam joined Commerzbank as a structured products trader, during which time he obtained an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics. In 2010 Husam joined Mimar Invest in Jeddah, where he evaluates investment opportunities on behalf of its shareholders. Husam has successfully completed investment transactions in multiple markets across the globe.