Founder & CEO
After 12-years’ of running a design and build web-agency in the eCommerce space, Chris is perfectly placed to help steer the industry of online transactions onto the Blockchain.
His ferocious appetite for improvement will ensure that Omnitude is relentlessly innovative and delivers its promise to revolutionise the way online retailers use the phenomenal power of the blockchain.
Vladimir obtained his Master in Computer Science sections “Aircraft Instruments and measuring and computing complexes" in 2003.
Just 2 years down the line in 2005, he co-founded Simbirsk Technologies. In just 5 years, under Vladimir’s direct management, Simbirsk Technologies grew up from its 3 co-founders to a team of more than 100 specialists in areas like software development and testing, web development, system administration, cloud technologies, research and development and design and branding.
Out of this business the impressive platform, CS-Cart, was born.Vladimir played the core role in designing, developing and taking this successful eCommerce platform to market.
CS-Cart software is currently being sold in more than 160 countries worldwide and remains one of the leading multi-vendor eCommerce platforms globally.
In more recent years his attention has been focussed on the ever-changing landscape of Blockchain technologies, and his research and experiences in these fields are a huge asset to the team.
Vladimir will lead the charge within Omnitude for product development and deployment and ensure Omnitude is delivering world-beating solutions to its clients and community alike.
Founder & Advisor
As founder and CEO of cloud services company Wirehive, Robert and his team support some of the most inspiring and innovative tech companies the UK has to offer.
He is also chair of BIMA South, co-creator of the Alexa Stop! podcast and now adds the title of founder & advisor of Omnitude to his already impressive CV.
Robert’s unique background in cloud consultancy and blockchain services has only strengthened his and Chris Painter’s vision to revolutionise the world of eCommerce.
James' career has focused on the creation, capture, collection, dissemination, consumption, manipulation, and utilization of data to make substantial bottom-line contributions to successful data-driven organizations.
He has held a variety of internal, external, and independent business and technical positions including Director of Materials Management for an acute care healthcare facility, Director of Enterprise Analytics and Reporting Strategy for an international IT consulting organization, IT Solution Architect for one of the world’s most recognizable media companies, and Senior Engineer for the inventor of multi-dimensional database technology.
He has used his strong functional, financial, operational, and technical background and capabilities to deliver data solutions and provide exceptional business value to a diverse portfolio of startups and Fortune 500 companies spanning many verticals, including healthcare, media, software, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, food services, energy, and apparel.
Martyn Brougham COO Americas Martyn was previously Solutions Director for DHL Supply Chain, where he was responsible for pioneering projects to deliver supply chain solutions for multi million dollar contracts including Police, Telecoms and Marketing in both Europe and the USA. Previously he has worked for R.R. Donnelley the world's largest printer and Williams Lea, the largest global BPO company across Europe the USA and Asia Pacific.
Martyn has always embraced change both geographically and technologically to streamline a wide variety of supply chains. He has expertise in many vertical sectors including: Banking, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Insurance, Retail and Industrial Products. The possibilities of the Omnitude Platform in solving many of the challenges he has encountered throughout his career make Martyn and Omnitude the perfect match.
Ben is a widely experienced commercial professional with a proven history of building, coaching and developing high performing teams. Before joining Omnitude he was Director of two consultancies which focussed on the commercial development of start-ups and the support and development of young people in the workplace.
With 14 years of management experience within FTSE 100 companies, he is incredibly well placed to ensure delivery of the Omnitude vision, both technically and commercially.
Jurie Van Rensburg
With more than 20 years’ experience in senior Finance and executive management roles, Jurie is an accomplished Finance Director who blends strong business acumen with international experience to add value to any business venture.
Jurie’s experience stretches across multiple industries including Mining, Finance, Telecoms, Engineering, Publishing and many more. He has worked in South Africa, Malawi, UK and Zambia in companies ranging in size from start up to FTSE100. His experience as International Business Advisor and Finance Director has enabled him to build up a very strong international network of contacts in a wide variety of industries.
Ian joins us from DHL Supply Chain where he was IT Director for Transformation, he has been responsible for driving transformational projects through to completion for DHL’s biggest clients. He has successfully delivered complex technical projects for Virgin Trains, Primark, Debenhams, Panasonic, Volvo and Gatwick Airport amongst others. Helping these global businesses adopt, adapt and thrive. Ian will be responsible for driving our blockchain projects to completion ensuring they deliver the maximum impact on time and on budget. Ian will be a key player in encouraging mass adoption of our blockchain middleware platform. We are very excited to have Ian with us and he is champing at the bit to bring blockchain to the real world through our ambitious projects with The Maltese Government and Williams Martini Racing. Welcome aboard Ian and strap yourself in, from here on in it gets exciting!
Our in-house creative visionary, Jon has over 20-years’ experience of branding across a huge range of sectors from Financial to retail and online start-ups.
He has previously worked for S&P Global, London Stock Exchange Group, Unilever, Virgin, Ann Summers and Madison Square Garden (to name a few).
Greg has worked within account management and marketing for many years, improving rich customer service skills in the eCommerce space. Working with a range of skills from SEO, CMS and email marketing, he has built up an excellent knowledge and a variety of technical skills, enabling him to react to a broad selection of requirements. “Helping people get a solution to a problem creates a large sense of satisfaction” Greg says.
His passion drives him to find, and help people with a system that is cutting edge, he’s a bit of a self-made ‘coffee snob’ enjoying the finer coffee of the world, it also doesn’t hurt with long hours gaming!
Social Media Manager
Nikki has worked in the media industry for 13 years, starting out in journalism, while earning her degree in design in communications, which led her to create social campaigns for the great and good across Europe.
She has a passion for social media and a thirst for learning to follow this fast-paced field to stay on top of best practises, making her the ideal person to keep Omnitude in the lime-light.
PA to CEO
Nicky is a highly experienced PA with extensive knowledge who additionally is an accomplished Event Manager, Office Manager and Recruitment Consultant.
She has spent many years working with CEO’s and Senior Management in various industries including and not limited to Wealth Management and Financial Services, Legal, Construction Recruitment and Automotive and Aviation Recruitment.
Nicky has superb judgment and decision-making skills, she thrives on playing a key role in the smooth running of her team. With high attention to detail, she is an active listener, with good instincts when it comes to reading people’s needs (and minds, so beware!), including problem solving and has a real passion in helping a business to flourish.
25 years of experience in the corporate world of a large global companies has given Tracy an impressive array of skills in people and system management, she is also a CIPD Associate in L&D practices.
Tracy has been actively involved in capability building of new and embedded staff, the writing of technical competencies, capability tracking and authoring Standard Operating procedures and work instructions. Alongside global site personnel inductions and delivery, including training plans for 30, 60 90 days after induction using 70,20,10 methods.
She has been involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) within many local schools encouraging the next generation of stars. Tracy was also a judge at the 2017 “Big bang” STEM fair for over 8000 children.
She thrives on assisting others, “Encouragement is everything, and everyone needs encouragement at some point”.
Formally educated in computer science and mathematics, Adrian has spent nearly 20 years in Europe and Australia designing, implementing and maintaining supply chain systems (and some ancillary systems such as middleware, order management and conveyor controllers).
While delivering solutions with the likes of eBay, Tesco, DHL, Accenture and HCL, Adrian was able to utilise his colleagues’ expertise in his area of interest: architecture and how it dictates robustness, performance, scalability and supportability.
Having been described as an interpreter, Adrian is adept at gathering business requirements and turning them into technical solutions with a passion for usability, efficient support processes and effective use of service providers.
Adrian utilises his business, management and people skills for the good of the community by being an ambassador for parkrun, the global health and running phenomenon. Also a competitive endurance runner for over 30 years, Adrian relaxes on weekends by disappearing into the hills with little more than a good pair of running shoes.
Jonathan is a seasoned developer that has been involved in several FinTech start-ups over the past 12 years. His background includes leading onshore and offshore teams in building financial applications from the ground up. Jonathan has been involved with many projects, which were built in programming languages such as C#, Java, Node.js, and Go. His professional blockchain experience includes Hyperledger Fabric, which was used in a Fortune 500 company’s Blockchain solution.
Jonathan is a Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
Over a period of 9 years Ben has also had vast and varied exposure to multiple business environments ranging from large multinationals to innovative startups.
Benjamin Van Every
Benjamin is an expert senior quant engineer (Python, C#, C++, Java, and R), with a solid background in software development, cryptocurrencies and blockchain, trading, artificial intelligence, web scraping, physics, mathematics, engineering and research. He is a serial technology entrepreneur, former investment banker, and senior wireline field engineer. He has been involved in several coding and business start-up projects related to blockchain and crypto assets/coins, where he has gained diverse and varied hands-on experience. He has degrees in Physics (MA, University of Oxford) and Petroleum Engineering (MSc, Imperial College, London). His native language is English, although he also speaks fluent Spanish.
Governance & Education Advisor
Sally combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specialising in the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefit. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
A member of the Forbes Technology Council, Sally is an accomplished author with regular contributions to leading business, technology, press and academic publications and a new book ‘Edge of Disruption’ confirmed for 2018. She is an international keynote speaker and respected online influencer across multiple channels - consistently rated in the top 20 for blockchain and social media influence worldwide, including 64K followers on Twitter.
Sally strongly believes in technology being an enabler for social good which is reflected in her recent shortlisting for the UK IT Woman of the Year Business Role Model Award 2018 alongside active roles as a global STEM ambassador, trustee and mentor. She has also founded Aspirational Futures which seeks to help guide and support the next generation of technology talent.
An accomplished disruptor and thought leader in the payments and innovation space Michael lead the payments and wallet strategies for Bank of America in the UK being the first organisation to launch Apple Pay with Amex, Visa and Mastercard simultaneously and subsequently Samsung Pay plus Android Pay. Michael served on the board of Visa UK from 2011 – 2017 and was involved in the development of numerous emerging payments strategies.
Michael has extensive merchant acquiring experience and is an expert on retail and payments trends. His international background saw him driving change in senior positions for American Express, IKEA, retail banks in the Middle East, MBNA and Bank of America. His ability to secure major partnership deals with leading brands is something he excels at having launched payment and loyalty programs with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Etihad, Manchester United, Intu and AEG Entertainment. He is currently the CEO Insignia the World’s most prestigious Ultra High Networth payments and lifestyle company and founder of ImageNpay.
Technical expert in blockchain-based accounting and financial applications. Serial entrepreneur with over 40 start-ups in his portfolio. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) strategy, development, venture capital investment, consulting and advising.
Top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (currently ranked at #30 / 1000).
Accomplished blockchain and fintech public speaker. MBA from the Ohio State University.
Simon Cocking is Senior Editor at Irish Tech News, Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinNews, and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM, G+D, and other publications. He is a top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (most recently ranked at 1/1000).
He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 25+ successful ICOs to date. He also been named on 10 global Twitter influencers lists in the last 12 months.
Simon is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, and overseas in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months.
He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has co-founded or founded six successful companies.
We are incredibly excited to be working with Simon.
Tiago is the CEO of a cybersecurity company that focus on real-time data acquisition for cyberinsurance. He has large experience in doing security testing and engineering in multiple environments from banks, telcos, start-ups and hospitals.
He has spoken at multiple security conferences such as Bsides Lisbon, Brucon, PixelsCamp, WebZurich.
He has extensive experience in doing security engineering and making sure that Omnitude follows the best practices will be his focus.
He is also an innovator at one of the biggest wealth management banks in the world, where he finds new ways to use technology to create new business lines.
Blockchain Mob are experts in blockchain technologies and have experience working in all stages of software development process.
Experts in blockchain development, ICO solutions, blockchain frameworks and provision of their dedicated specialists, we are proud to have their support and advice through this crucial stage of growth for Omnitude.
I have been interested and involved in blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2014 when I first used etc to order an online Chinese takeaway. Since then I have taken an interest in the crypto scene and have been amazed at how things are evolving at such a rapid pace.
I am really passionate about all blockchain technology, the future of decentralisation and what it has the potential to achieve. I love technology and come from a background of inventing, so have always been excited by new and innovative ideas and I believe in the e-commerce sector, we are due for a huge change.
I'd love to continue to help build the Omnitude community. I thoroughly enjoy engaging with the community and feel as though with my enthusiasm and knowledge about blockchain, ERC20/NEP-5 tokens, and cryptocurrencies in general, I can provide a high level of support, and continue to grow our magnificent community.
Juan José Casís Simons
JJ completed his architecture studies between Panama and Madrid, Spain. He's currently a partner in Casis Arquitectos, his own architectural firm. He has achieved important national recognitions in both fields: in architecture with his company and in fine arts as an emerging digital sculptor and painter.
Juan became an Omnitude believer from the get go, and fell in love with it's community shortly after. He loves to colaborate as a community helper, actively participating in the chat groups and forums, as well as creating digital content like posters and promo videos for the Omnifamily.
He is convinced about Omnitude's role in changing the e-Commerce industry, and secretly wonders how will it help Blockchain technologies come disrupt the architecture, design and construction markets in the near future as well.
Maikel van der Weegen
From the Netherlands. Maikel is educated in 'Finance and Control' (Business economics)
A keen interest in sports (mainly football), financial news and cryptocurrencies. He has worked with multiple companies and multiple ERP-systems. Currently working with one of the biggest road construction company in the Netherlands.
Maikel is heavily involved in the community and believes strongly in Omnitude as much as we do.