Top Influencers: 18 UK Chief Innovation Officer’s To Follow in 2022

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Founder and Chief Innovation Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer role. We have selected these Founder and Chief Innovation Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Founder and Chief Innovation Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

James Chappell

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer @ Digital Shadows

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James has over twelve years’ experience of technical information security acting as an advisor to large private sector and government organisations.Much of his work has involved counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the information security big picture. Learn more about James Chappell on Crunchbase…

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Christofer Solheim

Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer @ Commetric Ltd.

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Mr. Christofer Solheim founded Commetric Ltd. in 2005. Prior to Commetric, Mr. Solheim worked in various roles at Hill & Knowlton Public Relations spanning 10 years, including leading H&K s Business Intelligence unit and latterly providing executive counsel to Paul Taaffe, global Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton. In the 80s and 90s, he consulted full time for the Chief Executive Officer of Kaldnes de Groot and spent two years at Heerema in Oslo. Since 1992, he has pioneered the use of advanced technologies to revolutionize business and communications strategic planning. In 2003, he was the Principle Founder of 2B, a company specializing in quantitative reputation measurement, later acquired by Factiva, a Reuters & Dow Jones Company. Prior to founding 2B, he was the founding Director of H&K s Net Communications practice. In 2007, he co-founded CommEq Asset Management to develop and implement fully automated behavioural finance trading methodologies. He was educated in business at the Academy of Commerce, Oslo, and in Computer Science at the University of Oslo. Learn more about Christofer Solheim on Crunchbase…

Award-winning media analytics solutions that provide deeper, more practical level of insight. #MoreWithAnalytics Read more aboutCommetric Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Ekaterina Malievskaia

Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder @ COMPASS Pathways

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Ekaterina received her medical degree from St Petersburg Medical Academy in St Petersburg, Russia. After her Internal Medicine residency training, she completed an Environmental Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and received her MSc in Public Health from New York University Medical School. She worked in private practice, academic medicine and public health for more than 15 years in the greater New York area. She was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a Research Professor at City University of New York. After moving to London in 2011, Ekaterina worked in global health and medical philanthropy, focusing on improving outcomes in maternal and child health. She founded COMPASS Pathways with her husband George Goldsmith in 2016, having experienced at first hand the challenges in accessing evidence-based and effective mental health care for a family member. Learn more about Ekaterina Malievskaia on Crunchbase…

Compass Pathways is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Read more aboutCOMPASS Pathways on Crunchbase…

David O’Rourke

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) & Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) @ Bea Fertility

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David O’Rourke is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Bea Fertility. Learn more about David O’Rourke on Crunchbase…

Bea Fertility is a monthly subscription program that provides users with at-home fertility treatment and ovulation tracking. Read more aboutBea Fertility on Crunchbase…

Jon Tolley

Chief Innovation Officer @ Precision Proco Group

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Precision Proco Group is a group of industry-leading businesses united by a shared culture of innovation. Read more aboutPrecision Proco Group on Crunchbase…

Didier Baclin

Chief Innovation Officer @ Zopa

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Didier is charged with leading Zopa’s approach to innovation and early-stage product development, including building Zopa’s banking operation. Didier joined Zopa in January 2014 as Chief Data Scientist having previously worked in management and data-related roles at companies like Amazon, Sky and Real Impact Analytics. Learn more about Didier Baclin on Crunchbase…

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees. Read more aboutZopa on Crunchbase…

Freddi Scheib

Chief Innovation Officer @ CUTEC

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Freddi Scheib, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, is a current PhD student researching Human Evolutionary Genetics. She is CEO of LogSquared, a diagnostic anesthesia technology, winner of the CUE 5K Angel Investor Award (2014). Previously, she attained her BA in Economics from NYU while writing and producing comedic internet content with her own production company, Shafted Writers Productions. Learn more about Freddi Scheib on Crunchbase…

CUTEC mission is to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit amongst academics and students. Read more aboutCUTEC on Crunchbase…

Christopher Nurko

Chief Innovation Officer @ Interbrand

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Oliver Gindele

Chief Innovation Officer @ Datatonic

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Datatonic is a team of data and statistics experts that helps corporations drive their business through the power of analytics. Read more aboutDatatonic on Crunchbase…

Andy Jefferies

Chief Innovation Officer @ Ntegra

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Andy Jefferies is one of the Founders of Ntegra. He played a key role in driving the business from 3 employees to 170 now with a multimillion turnover. Learn more about Andy Jefferies on Crunchbase…

Ntegra are a technology consultancy who specialise in Digital solutions and IT Transformation managed services. Read more aboutNtegra on Crunchbase…

Campbell Brierley

Chief Innovation Officer @ Calastone

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Campbell is Chief Innovation Officer and the third original member of Calastone. Campbell designed and architected the Calastone Transaction Network and also implemented a number of other product lines. Campbell has been in the financial technology industry for over 26 years, developing and implementing back, middle and front office systems. The majority of this was in messaging technologies, and communications platforms, predominantly SWIFT and latterly FIX. His previous achievements include the delivery of an order management system to connect to the majority of Asian exchanges for CLSA, mostly for the first time. Campbell has also developed connections for the back and middle office applications to SWIFT, and consulted on messaging for tier one investment banks. Learn more about Campbell Brierley on Crunchbase…

Calastone is a global transaction network for the mutual fund industry. Read more aboutCalastone on Crunchbase…

Phil Richards

Chief Innovation Officer @ Jisc

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Phil has a first degree in physics and a doctorate in nuclear physics from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Phil’s early career was in e-learning development, support and strategy, at Cardiff University, University of Hull and King’s College, London. Phil then moved into information services and IT senior management, at Aberystwyth, Plymouth and Loughborough Universities, with fifteen years’ experience at that level. Phil took up his role as Chief Innovation Officer at Jisc in November 2013, with responsibility for identifying and shaping opportunities for new, digitally-enabled ways of working in the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors. Learn more about Phil Richards on Crunchbase…

The UK’s leading higher and further education digital service provider. Read more aboutJisc on Crunchbase…

Jon Tilbury

Chief Innovation Officer @ Preservica

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Jon is responsible for ensuring innovation and reliability in Preservica’s Digital Preservation technology. After graduating from Oxford University, Jon has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry working in development, design, managerial and leadership roles. Starting on the original Digital Preservation research projects, Jon has been a key part of the evolution of this sector and has overseen the creation of Preservica’s platform as a product before founding Preservica as an independent business. Jon brings a passion for establishing Digital Preservation as a ubiquitous technology embedded into daily life. Outside Preservica, Jon is a keen photographer, cyclist and traveller. Learn more about Jon Tilbury on Crunchbase…

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Andy Morris

Chief Innovation Officer @ YouGov

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Andy drives the pioneering focus of a company that since its inception has been the leading light in innovating the consumer research industry. He is responsible for the design and architecture of the data collected across the YouGov group as well as the products and services that feed off that. Data and products that are transforming the way research is done and enabling companies to use data to optimise their businesses in a way that has never been possible before. He’s been in market research for over 15 years, much of that at the cutting edge of the industry making new technologies and mediums improve the way we research. Learn more about Andy Morris on Crunchbase…

YouGov provides online research and consulting services for companies, governments, and institutions internationally. Read more aboutYouGov on Crunchbase…

Graeme Newman

Chief Innovation Officer @ CFC Underwriting

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CFC Underwriting is the largest independent specialty MGA in the UK. Read more aboutCFC Underwriting on Crunchbase…

Pete Austin

Co-founder & chief Innovation Officer @ Fresh Relevance

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Founder and CINO at Fresh Relevance Learn more about Pete Austin on Crunchbase…

The Personalization Platform to Boost ROI. Built to Help Marketers Get Their Jobs Done.. Read more aboutFresh Relevance on Crunchbase…

Sam Chapman

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer @ The Floow

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Sam is accountable for science, data analysis, research and innovation. His focus is upon driving The Floow to cutting edge capabilities and new services for our clients. Sam’s prior research work focused upon state of the art approaches for large-scale knowledge management and information integration in complex domains. He has managed successful technical projects in a variety of specialised domains such as high-level procurement, aerospace engineering, and emergency response. Sam has published more than 35 papers in international conferences, books and journals; his publications and areas of expertise cover a broad range of technical ICT areas, including knowledge management, multimodal systems, semantic technologies, natural language processing and information retrieval. Learn more about Sam Chapman on Crunchbase…

The Floow designs the world’s most advanced and lowest-cost telematic systems to make vehicles safer and cheaper for all. Read more aboutThe Floow on Crunchbase…

Edwin Bos

Chief Innovation Officer @ Reevoo

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Edwin Bos is Reevoo’s chief innovation officer and our uncrowned Csar of Impartiality. He hates misleading advertising, loves the mysterious human brain, never stops being amazed at what crowds can source and enjoys a good quiz. Learn more about Edwin Bos on Crunchbase…

Reevoo help some of the world’s smartest companies talk with, listen to and learn from their customers with reviews, feedback. Read more aboutReevoo on Crunchbase…

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