Mr John M. Brimacombe (Executive Chairman)
John is a serial entrepreneur. After graduating in Law and Computer Science from Trinity College, Cambridge, he founded Jobstream Group plc, which provides specialist ERP software to the international financial services sector. He subsequently co-founded pioneering mobile entertainment start-up nGame Ltd., which was acquired by Hands-On Mobile Inc. John served as President/COO
of HandsOn Mobile for over 2 years, leading the company through 7 major M&A transactions and massive global expansion.
He is a Partner at Sussex Place Ventures, the resident venture-capital firm at the London Business School, is a seed-investor in multiple US and UK start-ups and is a non-executive director of quoted investment fund Core VCT Plc.
Dr David Milward (Chief Technology Officer)
David has 20 years experience of product development, consultancy and research in natural language processing. He is a co-founder of Linguamatics, and designed the I2E text mining system which uses a novel interactive approach to information extraction. He has been involved in applying text mining to applications in the life sciences for the last 10 years, initially as a Senior Computer Scientist at SRI International.
David has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. He is widely published in the areas of information extraction, spoken dialogue, parsing, syntax and semantics.
Dr Roger Hale (Chief Operating Officer)
Roger has over 20 years experience in technology management and computing R&D. Before founding Linguamatics he worked for SRI International and De Montfort University. During his time with SRI International in Cambridge, he was involved in project management, IP licensing and research for numerous commercial and non-commercial clients including Telia, Philips, Pearson, Innogy, Inmos and DERA as well as European and US government agencies.
Roger's background is in mathematics and computer science. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Dr Phil Hastings (Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing)
Phil is based at Linguamatics’ Cambridge headquarters and has over 20 years of experience in the scientific information and software industries. He worked for a number of years in commercial and product management roles for scientific, technical and medical content providers John Wiley and Sons and the Thomson Corporation. Prior to joining Linguamatics, Phil spent over five years at Accelrys, a leading provider of molecular modelling and informatics software, in product marketing and business development roles. Phil holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Phil was recruited by Linguamatics in 2004 to take its text mining solutions to market, and has overall responsibility for business development including sales, marketing and strategic alliances.