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    About us

    Brian Bishop CEO, having worked in the private sector, it was frustrating to see how disconnected the public sector was from its supply chains and their risk averseness to innovation, he wanted to make a difference and show how data could be used more effectively to streamline services and create greater social impact.

    Understanding the difference between data and information was key in unlocking benefit. DPC have been working on solving this problem as trust in data has to come from verifying its source whether that be from a device or a legacy system, and providing it to the right person in the right format for decision making.

    Our team

    Brian Bishop

    Chief Executive Officer

    Founder of DPC, Vice Chair of Strategy for the Open Connectivity Foundation, UKRI panel of Experts for Smart Cities, UN roster for Smart City Consultants. Expert judge and Mentor for Impact Collective Earth. Fellow of ForHumanity.

    Chris Bates-Keegan

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chris is an awards-winning veteran of the games industry with many years experience building and managing digital, design and technology teams. He is a highly experienced software engineer with a particular interest in building architectures for large scale software systems.

    Dr Ed Conley

    Chief Science Officer

    Expert in information governance, data informatics and national-scale Learning Health Systems. Contributed roles include Global Alliance for Genomics Health Consent Task Team, the European Commission’s eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI) and HL7 UK (specialist consultant for research).

    Tom Cahill

    Software Engineer

    Tom hails from the North West of England. He has a wealth of experience with web and embedded technologies with a focus on delivering performant, practical and secure software. In his spare time Tom can be found hanging upside down on bouldering walls.

    Mahmoud Abousereaa

    Software Engineer

    Mahmoud has a background in data and machine learning with specialisms in Mechatronics and intelligent computing. He is our peripatetic engineer, having degrees from Cairo (BSc Mechatronics), St Petersburg (MSc Information Science and Computer Engineering) and Hanover (MSc Mechatronics).

    Our associates

    Ralph-Scott Gordon

    Non Executive Director

    An international business professional and Non-Executive Director with an outstanding record of achievement; delivering substantial growth, market expansion and profitability enhancement within diverse sectors including Telecoms, IT, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.

    Miranda Sharp

    Is the Lead for the Approach and Commons Streams of the National Digital Twin Programme. She advises on digital infrastructure, as a member of the Digital Framework Task Group and has previously worked in executive roles with Ordnance Survey and the Centre for Cities.

    Prof. Duncan Botting

    Duncan has been a thought leader for over 20 years and has been contributing to national critical infrastructure working groups (DoE, UK, Asia), global corporate R&D and scenario building to inform and challenge board level decisions. He is helping to shape future thinking and deployment across the energy, telecommunications, technology and future cities sectors by challenging traditional approaches and using his experience to, hopefully, benefit societal outcomes.

    Roger Burke Hamilton

    Non Executive Director

    Ex Senior Civil Servant and one of UK government’s foremost supply chain and software intellectual property experts, particularly for human centred/citizen enabled services, data and cloud-based solutions. Considerable Board level experience in private and public sector. Designed commercial and technical products to support data trust models and for public/private data and citizen identity.

    Hugh Boyes

    CEng FIET CISSP is a leading security consultant specialising in the security of engineering systems in the built environment. He also undertakes research regarding security of IoT and the application of cyber security in manufacturing and production organisations. He is the technical author of a range of security guidance material for the UK Government, British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

    Nooshim Akrami

    Led the sustainability agenda at the University of Bolton (2019-20) and works with other organisations including Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Construction Industry Council (CIC), and Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) in supporting and developing climate action agenda, strategies, and action plans.

    Peter Curtis

    Peter has significant experience of data modelling with the use of state-of-the-art techniques, and his core motivation is the opening and the sharing of data to support business goals whilst increasing operational efficiency and reducing whole life cost, drastically reducing tax money waste!

    Prof. Alan Gillies

    Alan Gillies was Professor of Information Management at UCLAN from 1994 to 2010, during which time he established the University’s first MSc to be delivered by (hybrid) online learning. Alan specialises in using information to deliver change, and the delivering change to support the effective use of information. He has been a member of the National Information Governance Committee of the Care Quality Commission, and a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Panel at Lancaster University.

    Our history


    Social Value framework – Cabinet office Awards

    UK mission to Malaysia to develop smart city and open standards framework for social impact

    Development of Buttress framework for Open City data platform (PoC). CEO appointed to the United Nations roster for Smart Cities

    Innovate UK funded Indonesian Digital Twin mission.

    Mission to Singapore and Taiwan researching Smart Cities

    UK expert mission to South Korea for UK government; Development of DPC supply chain portal

    Shortlisted for Innovate UK funding for Security by Design demonstrator; CEO appointed as vice chair for Strategy of the Open Connectivity Foundation