Meet the team
Chief Exec / Founder
For over twenty years Anthony worked as a software consultant for bluechip giants such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and a variety of large companies across London and New York. In 2011 he took a leap and set up a start up, taking it through to exit. Automation Squared was then set to help others take commercially viable tech ideas to market and exit.
For over thirty years Ben as been delivering services and products to a variety of industry sectors. His passion for innovation and user experience led to creating several innovative programs used to motivate, educate and drive revenue through sales teams via the use of education, gamification (leaderboards & digital credentials).
Automation Squared has teamed up with Scott Stonham, a veteran in the industry with over 20 years experience in startups and telecommunications. This alliance will help your ideas succeed commercially. Scott Stonham has been delivering innovations across telecoms since 1997, most recently he’s been working at a leading industry analyst firm understanding the opportunities of IoT combined with AI, 5G, Cloud and Blockchain.
Innovation Project Director
With 15 years corporate experience in health insurance and an MBA, Karen brings a wealth of experience in design, delivery and implementation of bespoke systems across diverse industries. She is a skilled project manager and author of "THE PROFITABLE BUSINESS: How To Create A Thriving Business That Works For You - In Seven Short(ish) Steps"
As a seasoned innovation professional Mike developed and led Sussex Innovation, a leading knowledge-based business incubation network for 20 years. In this role has supported over 600 early-stage businesses to develop new products and business models, to generate revenue, grow and pursue investment. He has also transformed the research commercialisation and student enterprise offerings at the University of Sussex. He has built relationships with investors, academics, funding bodies and technical experts across the South East, helping to maximise the potential of the region’s ambitious entrepreneurs. Mike has worked across tech sectors, from games and AI through to medical devices and drug discovery; he specialises in the identification of new markets and business opportunities for novel technology. Mike has received the National Achievement in Business Incubation Award and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, in recognition of his ongoing efforts to foster, promote and support entrepreneurship.
Innovation Lead Architect
A background in designing manufacturing systems, blockchain and artificial intelligence platforms, Arik’s ability to absorb challenging concepts has credited him with exposure to the depths of the industry and an appreciation for enthusiasm and creativity. His broad range of experience in technology coupled with his determination to provide practical value to mankind serves as the bridge between fiction and possibility. Arik specialises in the building and deployment of bespoke “fit for purpose” scalable digital solutions, manifesting the thinkable into reality.
Senior Innovation Developer
Rob has been developing software since 1983 and for the majority of that time was heavily involved in the development of a globally used CAD software for the civil engineering market. Wanting to put his skills to wider use and see his efforts put to use more quickly, Rob switched to working on Internet and cloud based technology and now has an ever-growing portfolio of happy clients, helping each to take their intial smart ideas to fruition.
Senior Innovation Developer
Dene has been professionally programming and running development teams for over twenty years in a wide variety of domains. Some highlights of his career are leading a revolution in the use of technology and open-source for information management and sharing within the education sector, working on combat and radar systems, building complex energy procurement and risk management systems used by some of the largest companies in the UK and providing the platforms that support the success of the current generation of YouTubers. His focus now is to help businesses and government apply machine learning, smart contracts and AI technology to maximise the health, security and wealth of their customers and citizens in a safe and yet transparent way.
A self-taught software developer, Rob has a truly committed approach to work with the spirit of an entrepreneur, demonstrating great communication skills resulting in team collaboration with the added ability of demystifying in-depth concepts to clients . His skills include web integration, blockchain / satellite comms and artificial intelligence to name a few. His ever growing knowledge of programming languages and frameworks continues on all layers of the tech stack.
Jan is a junior software developer, passionate about programming. He likes to learn new technologies and frameworks on all levels of the tech stack. His favourite frameworks are Laravel and Vue.js. He has previous experience as a freelance laravel developer.
Tenh was a computer science teacher in his native Cambodia until 2011 before starting to focus on front-end, user interface development. Since 2017, he has worked on both web and mobile projects and has developed a thorough understanding of business. Tenh enjoys keeping up to date with the latest technologies and techniques and, with a natural flair for communication, is often able to help clients visualise how they might make best use of these resources.