Founded in 2018 by HP Labs alumni, Configured Things was established to build solutions for the shared systems problem space created by Smart Cities and Venues. Exploiting its founders’ expertise in large scale distributed systems management and security, its platform provides unique services for federated systems where there is typically no single owner and the complexity is fractal.
Patrick is a 28 year veteran of HP’s Research Laboratories in Bristol, UK, where he was a Distinguished Technologist. Patrick was lead researcher on a wide variety systems technologies, from soft-state configuration systems including the successful SmartFrog open source project, to the security and scalability of clouds and non-volatile memory machines. Patrick left HP Labs in 2016 to explore opportunities with federated IoT and its use in situational awareness, thereby combining his varied knowledge of distributed systems, security and data privacy.
Martin is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Deloitte in the 1980s. He has been involved with various areas of Corporate Finance including start ups, MBOs and MBIs where he acted either as CFO or CEO. His past experience includes hospitality (CEO of Centre Island hotels) and Engineering (CFO of the Autogard Group from Buy In to a disposal to Rexnord LLC as well as CFO for HJ Weir Engineering for 15 years). Martin is currently Chairman of RSG plc, and Chairman of the Ashton Gate Group. He also co-founded the Bristol Sport Foundation (now one of Bristol’s largest third sector providers).
Phil joined us from Hewlett Packard bringing 25 years of experience in developing and delivering complex distributed systems. During his time at HP he was the Chief Technologist for their Helion Openstack cloud products and services, and worked in the CTO office incubating innovation from HP Labs into the product portfolio, He has been awarded a number of patents on secure communication in federated systems.
Simon is currently Security Chief Technologist at DXC Technology. Simon led HP’s DNS monitoring service; pioneered the use of SDN for rapid incident response and investigation; and the application of stochastic process modelling and simulation for strategic security policy decision support. Simon has been granted a number of patents in the areas of systems modelling and network security. Simon has previously worked on multidisciplinary projects and produced industry guidance with academia and government.