Ian Allaway – Director and Co-Founder
Project management, technical development
With over 25 years’ experience in application development, Ian has been working in industries bound to the internet since its inception. His work has increasingly involved exploration of machine-based learning and the scope for automation of processes which support semantic enhancement. In part this has come from research and development (R&D) work through an early adopter programme for the Apache foundation, and work for an NHS pilot project building a help application for patients with early signs of dementia.
At Wallscope he provides the technical lead on R&D activities and product development, working with multidisciplinary teams to create more innovative design processes and content management ecosystems. He manages the engineering and product planning elements of projects from a technical and development perspective.
Ian has extensive experience working in diverse industries for major clients such as: La Caixa (banking), Adecco World (recruitment provider), Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Dutch foreign ministry), and the Glazenstad (a service managing digital innovation and implementation of technologies for Amsterdam City Council which established a ground-breaking 'citizen-portal'). He has also done volunteer work with aid agencies supporting communities in areas affected by conflict (MSF, Amnesty International).
David Eccles – Director and Co-Founder
Product management, marketing and brand development
David is well versed in Information, Communications and Technology trends. His interests are in the application of technology to innovation and new product development. This is complemented by extensive knowledge of semantic web techniques and linked data principles.
At Wallscope his focus is on building the foundations for a successful business through product and service development and the identification of commercial partners. As part of this work he manages and develops relationships with a range of stakeholders.
As a marketing and communications professional David has more than 25 years of practical experience helping organisations to focus their marketing activity to achieve key objectives. He is very comfortable with areas such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and application programming interfaces (APIs) as routes to markets.
David has worked in communications and market engagement projects in areas such as education, food and drink, professional and financial services, technology, media, health and wellbeing and community engagement. He has extensive experience in partnership working and can influence others to support proposals.
Antero Duarte – Lead Developer and Architect
Antero is a software developer interested in the design and implementation of advanced knowledge management systems. He has a background in renewable energies, electronics and computing and has three years’ previous experience in IT management.
He has key skills in programming and software architecture and a keen interest in project management along with a commercial focus on product development. He also has practical knowledge of IoT platforms.
Antero has been with Wallscope for four years as the lead software developer, dealing mostly with backend development, DevOps and system architecture. At Wallscope he has rapidly picked up on the value of semantic web techniques, linked data and search technologies. He has been directly involved in the work Wallscope has done with the NHS, the Scottish Government and other projects with various organisations and academic institutions.
Emma Findlow – Communications and Operations Manager
Emma has worked in communications and editorial roles for over 14 years in both public and private sector organisations, including the Scottish Government, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Publishing Scotland.
At Wallscope she is responsible for developing communications strategies and coordinating stakeholder communications, marketing and PR across projects. She has been directly involved in work with the NHS and the Scottish Government as part of the CivTech® technology accelerator, and works with a wide range of other clients and academic institutions. Additionally she is responsible for HR, operational planning and office management.
Emma also works as a freelance editor and writer and has a postgraduate diploma in publishing from the London College of Communication.
Frank Kloos – Interaction Design Specialist
For over 20 years, Frank has been an interaction design professional and is currently a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Since 2007, he has led and developed workshops related to user experience design, data visualisation, design research, usability testing and prototyping – with this last subject being Frank’s true passion. He believes prototyping should be a core skill for any designer. Following prototyping’s spirit of ‘learning by doing’, Frank remains an autodidact (although he has written a thesis on persuasive design and applied gaming for behavioural change).
Frank has previously worked as an Interaction Designer at Philips and Eden Spiekermann, among other design agencies. As a lecturer and instructional designer he has worked at MediaLab Amsterdam and Multimedia and Communication Design at AUAS. He has also developed a MOOC called Prototyping Interaction for Iversity.
Angus Addlesee – Machine Learning Engineer and Researcher
Angus is currently studying for a PhD in Conversational AI at Heriot Watt University, funded by Wallscope and The Data Lab. He has an MSc in Artificial Intelligence with Speech and Multimodal Interaction and prior to this he completed a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. He has experience creating optimisation algorithms for the leading sports betting company in the German market and data analysis experience in the finance sector.
Dorota Burdach – UI/UX Designer and Front End Developer
Dorota is a graduate of Web Design and Development at Edinburgh Napier University.
Her main goal as a designer is to present information in the context of the best usability experience. At Wallscope she is responsible for design sprints, usability testing, collaboration with backend developers, coding standards (frontend), interface delivery and implementation.
Francesco Belvedere - Full Stack Developer
Francesco is a software developer with interests in Web Technologies and Machine Learning. He has worked on single page applications (SPAs), DBMS, multi-agent systems and computer vision problems. He has a background in aeronautics, electronics and mechanics which led him to an engineering career.
Francesco has experience in both front and back end technologies. He cares about good design, solid software architecture, and effective project management.
In the past, he has worked in customer service at Apple and as an IT consultant, advising companies how to use information technology in order to meet their business needs or overcome problems.
Francesco joined Wallscope in November 2017. Today, he focuses on full-stack development, Linked Data and Machine Learning.