Our team

Ian Allaway – Founder, Product Director

Project management, technical development

Ian Allaway

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 – Founder, Product Director

Product management, marketing and brand development

David Eccles

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

Application Engineering and Software Development

Antero Duarte

Antero is a software developer interested in core system technologies. He has a background in renewable energies, electronics and computing, and has three years’ previous experience in IT.

He has key skills in many programming languages including Go, Python, Java, Javascript, PHP, C and C++, and a keen interest in application engineering, along with a commercial focus on product development. He also has practical knowledge of technologies such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms.

Antero has been with Wallscope for three years as an application developer, dealing mostly with back end development, Linux server management and CMS-based work. 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 we have done with the NHS, the University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics department, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and a Health and Wellbeing project.

Emma Findlow – Communications Manager

Emma Findlow

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 coordinating communications across a variety of projects and channels, including work with the NHS and others as part of the CivTech® technology accelerator.

She 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

Frank Kloos

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

Angus Addlesee

Angus is currently studying 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 Web Developer

Dorota Burdach

Dorota is studying Web Design and Development at Edinburgh Napier University. She's interested in combining the functionality of a website with the best usability for the target audience.

She has over seven years’ experience as a graphic designer working in various agencies and as a freelancer, as well as three years’ experience in web design and development. She has advanced skills in vector and rastor graphics (Adobe Creative Suite) and coding with languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL.




Francesco Belvedere - Developer
Software Development

Francesco Belvedere

Francesco is a BEng Computing student and has interests across a number of fields including Web Technologies and Mobile Development. He has a background in aeronautics, electronics and mechanics which led him to an engineering career.

Francesco has skills in several programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python and C++ and is now focusing on front end technologies. He also has experience in Data Analysis and Data Visualisation. 

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, focusing on front end software development.




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