We are a team of tech entrepreneurs, data programmers, Earth scientists, sector specialists, business strategists, product managers, and savvy marketeers. Each an expert in our own right, together we form a hive mind of ideas that spawns innovative technology, develops commercial solutions, and creates meaningful impact for our clients and for society. But we are as diverse in identity as we are in skill set, bringing to our team a mix of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. This diversity brings more to the table than just an inclusive environment, it ensures that we design our technology, build our platforms, plan our business, and market our capabilities with an open and inclusive approach, and without the dangerous, exclusionary biases that we see in AI and technology today.
ALEXIS HANNAH SMITH
Founder and CEO
A seasoned entrepreneur, Alexis has a sound understanding of the global position of the geospatial sector and its potential to create positive change for individuals, communities and society.
In 2019 she was recognised by the Geospatial World Forum as one of the geospatial industry’s top female leaders, accepted the Geospatial Start-up of the Year Award at the Geospatial World Forum, and was invited to join the Executive Board of the World Geospatial Industry Council.
Alexis has presented at many high-profile conferences, including the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington DC and the UK Flood and Coast Conference in London. She is a Founding Director of the UK Flood Partnership, Digital Champion of the UK Water Partnership and Member of the EU AI Alliance.
Supporting our Founder and CEO is a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of experts, collaborating and working together both remotely and at our headquarters in Slough, Berkshire.
Non Executive Director – Mark Cliff
Mark is a seasoned executive within the insurance industry and has been CEO and MD in various insurers. He is now pursuing a Non-Executive career helping companies in various sectors. He is also a business adviser and coach particularly in the insuretech space.
Non Executive Director – William Priest
Over 25 years international experience in multiple industries, sectors and Cabinet office, leading multi-national teams to achieve commercial growth, performance improvement and business transformation. Commercially focused business executive with expertise in Consulting, Professional Services, Managed Services, Cloud and Hosting Services, BPO with Board level experience in blue chip organisations. Functional expertise in Business Development, Strategy, M&A, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, CRM, Brand Management, PR and External Communications, Customer Service & Operations.
Board Advisor – Rt Hon. Richard Benyon
Richard is Chairman of the Englefied Estates Board which comprises Trustees and Senior Managers. After a career in the Army, Richard studied at the Royal Agricultural University, then worked as a Land Agent and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. He was a local Councillor in West Berkshire in the 1990's and then pursued a further career in politics before being elected to Parliament for the Newbury constituency in 2005. From 2010 to 2013 he was Environment Minister at DEFRA and remains very involved with environmental issues, chairing the All Party Parliamentary Environment Group. Richard is also a member of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and leads the UK delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Richard is a Trustee or Patron of many local charities and was a founder Trustee of Help for Heroes.
Having worked in both the engineering and water industry for over 30 years, our Operations Manager brings a wealth of organisational knowledge and the tried and tested ability to oversee day-to-day management of the office and HR matters. As a result, IMGeospatial’s technical team can focus on delivering best-in-class data solutions for our clients.
Chief Strategy Officer
Our Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) comes from a management consulting and economics background and helps us to bridge the gap between the science and its application to business, enabling IMGeospatial to bring data solutions to sector-specific clients. All the while ensuring IMGeospatial continues to stay relevant as a business in a rapidly-evolving technology environment.
Senior Program Manager / Technical Lead
Our Senior Program Manager and Technical Lead has extensive experience designing and delivering complex package-enabled business transformation programmes, including implementations with tiered organisation structures, multi-regional programs, cross business line products and customisation. This experience brings the level of technical leadership and complex development experience needed to implement solutions for our clients.
Validation and Agronomics SME
With over 25 years of experience in measuring, monitoring and modelling growth responses to the physical and biological environment, our Validations and Agronomics SME leads the development and validation of our technology. This expertise has been put to extensive use, with contributions to forestry, utility, and municipal organisations around the world, and in positions at Nottingham University, Imperial College and Rothamsted Research.
Senior Software Engineer
Our Senior Software Engineer has over 25 years of experience assisting in a variety of development projects. A wealth of experience with C++, Java and a several other key technologies brings focus to the creation and advancement of our technologies and allows the business to continuously innovate and develop our suite of products.
With over 25 years of extensive and varied experience in software engineering, our Software Engineer has successfully designed and developed key client front-end applications, as well as high availability, scalable, mission-critical server-side applications and web-services.
Business Services Manager
Having been with the company since its creation, our Business Services Manager has developed an extensive knowledge of our entire operation, with a keen ability to source and apply for grants and funding, manage events and speaking engagements, coordinate and engage with audiences on social media, and administer our web presence. As a result, IMGeospatial can continue to promote and share our contributions to technology.
Our Project Coordinator comes from a project management role with a multi-national company and assists in the project management across several grant initiatives and client projects, while also assisting in day to day administration. This background allows the projects to remain on track and ensure delivery of the end product to our clients.
Customer Experience Architect
IMGeospatial builds customer experiences to deliver the data pipeline. With 20 years in digital marketing, our Customer Experience Architect brings deep expertise in audience and user research to the table. This background enables us to envision and build user platforms that are tailored to our clients’ needs and delivered seamlessly into each user’s workflow.
Our Communications Lead has worked in communications with multiple global organisations since 2001, bringing to IMGeospatial skillsets that ensure that there is continuity in what we say and how we say it, and that our successes are effectively communicated across multiple channels, including social media, blogs, digital media and offline media.
We’re looking to expand our team by adding the following roles. If you’d like to join our diverse team, please use the contact form below to get in touch.