At the core we are a highly skilled team of engineers with expertise in emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. Vortex IoT is led by an experienced Executive and Non-Executive board. Our R&D and Commercial experience extends to multi-sector knowledge and connectivity coupled with experience in building value-driven strategic alliances and partnerships.
We supply secure IoT systems that will mitigate your integration, cyber and adoption timeline risks. We are both Data Platform and Communications Platform agnostic ensuring rapid deployment to your existing infrastructure (physical & digital).
The business has its HQ and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory in Wales (UK) and recently opened an ASEAN Region satellite office in Singapore.
We have an enviable list of customers to include Tata Steel, Network Rail and ST Engineering. The company also benefits from commercial partnerships and alliances with DELL EMC, BT, Swansea University and IBM. Our products know no boundaries and the company we keep is global which aligns to our ambitions of 'Making the Physical Digital' globally!
Our vastly experienced Non-Executive board.
Business driver for many years since opening first company in 1995, through first company sale in 2001 and most recently the sale of last company in 2005.
Focused on building businesses in new or emerging market areas where a variety of skills are required from technical knowledge through business development, sales and marketing, product creation/definition, contract negotiation, project management, financial management and project/corporate financing.
Actively driven the growth of the IT organisations I have been involved with, both alone and alongside others, from small emerging companies to, in a recent case, a leading worldwide organisation valued in excess of $100m.
LinkedIn: Justin Mullen
Our founding directors are a close knit team of extremely focused and award-winning seasoned professionals with a complementary range of experience, knowledge and skill set's.
Adrian Sutton is our Managing Director and a current IoD Wales Director of the Year. Adrian is the commercial lead of the business and is vastly experienced in shaping and implementing cloud technologies and innovative business models.
Adrian is a successful executive with 15+ years experience and a background in System Integration, Programme Management, Business Development and delivering tech-enabled business transformation.
In his spare time Adrian enjoys sailing, spending time with his family and travelling in his motor home.
LinkedIn: Adrian Sutton
Behzad Heravi is our Director of Technology and Innovation. He leads our product R&D and both the sourcing and implementation of our innovation led technology strategy.
Behzad is an award-winning Computer Scientist highly skilled in product R&D, with a PhD in Communication Systems, MSc in Aerospace Engineering and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Behzad was previously a research fellow at UCL and is both passionate and driven by innovation and embracing emerging technologies.
He is a published research author in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Statistical Inference and Signal Processing. Behzad has a long and accomplished history in R&D and has successfully secured several funding awards from Innovate UK.
In his spare time Behzad plays badminton competitively and enjoys snowboarding and camping. He also enjoys watching movies, stand up comedy and political talk shows.
LinkedIn: Behzad Heravi
Nick Beckett is our Director of Finance and is an accomplished technologist and leads our Software Development team. He has also led and secured our quality and compliance accreditation's.
Nick is a highly experienced FD having managed and guided a business to 500% growth. Nick has also designed and authored software products himself with a focus and expertise in mobile and field-based resource and asset management. He’s highly experienced in digital strategy and developing technological solutions to increase efficiency and productivity.
Nick enjoys tinkering with new technology, cooking and spending time with family in his spare time.
LinkedIn: Nick Beckett
Vortex IoT is a blend of highly qualified and experienced Commercial, R&D and Software Engineers all focused upon successfully delivering innovative and market disrupting products.
Sharadha Heads the Technology and Innovation activities of Vortex IoT supporting ideas through all stages from conceptualisation of innovation to product delivery.
He has over 20 years of experience in leading technology research and innovation programmes for academic, commercial and HMG government stakeholders. He has a BEng (Hons), MSc and PhD from Lancaster University, where his PhD on Tactical Radio Systems was funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL, UK-MoD).
Sharadha is a Chartered Engineer (CEng-MIET) and a Chartered Manager (CMgr-MCMI); has obtained a Diploma in Leadership and Management from Chartered Management Institute (CMI). He also has completed Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) qualification, certified by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), UK.
In his spare time, Sharadha enjoys spending time with his family and playing badminton.
LinkedIn: Sharadha Kariyawasam
John is a commercial strategist with 20 years’ experience of working within the regulated and non-regulated water industry both in the UK and abroad. He has advised on business start-ups, mergers & acquisitions and developing strategy towards market reform and has been a non-executive and executive member of several boards. John also has extensive experience of evaluating new products and services, as well as evaluating the commercialisation options for existing business units in wholesale businesses. He is currently an alternate Independent Member of the Code Panel for Open Water that considers and made recommendations to Ofwat on the codes that support the non-household water retail market.
He is a chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and is the current president for the South West Area of the Institute of Water. In his spare time John enjoys walking, spending time with the family and driving his classic Triumph TR5 which he says is in better nick then him.
Adrian heads up our Singapore office and is a Senior Executive with 35 years experience across several industry sectors, providing technology and operational leadership globally.
He is Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP), a Fellow of the institute of Directors in England, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a member of its Elite group for Executive Leaders in IT.
Adrian has been board member and CEO of several companies and joint ventures in IT services and business services, with significant experience of mergers and acquisitions (both acquiring and being acquired). He has also headed teams globally, including the UK, Ireland, USA, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland.
He is currently a mentor for the National University of Singapore (Lean Launchpad Programme) and a member of the Marketing and Digitalization committees for the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.
In his spare time Adrian enjoys walking, swimming, going to the theatre and travelling.
LinkedIn: Adrian Guttridge
Tim is our Senior R&D Engineer, he works on developing ultra low-power wireless mesh network solutions.
Tim studied at Swansea University where he obtained an MPhys degree and subsequently PhD in experimental physics in 2013. He worked on the GBar experiment for a year in CEA Saclay, Paris before returning to Swansea University and creating flexible printed electronic devices on paper and plastic substrates.
During his spare time Tim enjoys climbing, building custom electronics and spending time with his family.
LinkedIn: Tim Mortensen
Aidan is one of our R&D Engineers, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Vortex Mesh Network, and its connected sensors.
Aidan graduated with a 1st class Hons degree in Sound Technology specialising in electronics and acoustics. He also obtained a master’s degree in computer science at Swansea University.
In his spare time Aidan enjoys running, cycling, building and maintaining motorcycles and spending time with his children at the beach.
LinkedIn: Aidan Fyans
Bryce is one of our R&D Engineers, working as part of the hardware design team to make the conceptual ideas physical. He primarily focuses on the mesh system and end-user devices.
Bryce studied Sustainable Engineering BEng Hons at Lancaster University. This involved a successful 3rd-year project in moisture sensing with the IoT.
Bryce spends his free time designing and building UAVs and autonomous RC cars. Bryce also enjoys mounting biking and spending time at the beach when the sun is out swimming and kayaking.
LinkedIn: Bryce Davey
David is one of our Software Developer, contributing to the further development of Vortex IoT's innovative and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. He has also taken a lead in data visualisation.
David graduated from Swansea University this year, with a Masters degree in Computing; primarily focussed on Java and Android development.
In his spare time David enjoys watching football and playing 5 a side football every week. He also enjoys going for walks and loves Costa!
LinkedIn: David Jones
Seham is one of our Software Developers, she is responsible for the development of Vortex IoT’s embedded software technologies.
Seham enjoys spending time with family and doing online courses with Plurasight in her spare time.
LinkedIn: Seham Hammad
Chloe is our Digital Marketing Assistant, she controls Vortex IoT’s social media accounts and helps produce marketing material and research.
Chloe is currently studying Business Management at Swansea University. As part of her course, Chloe has studied various marketing modules. She is on a placement year at Vortex IoT and will graduate in Summer 2020.
In her spare time, Chloe likes to keep fit, attend music events and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
LinkedIn: Chloe Mckay
Carlos produces visual content for Vortex IoT.
Carlos is currently a 3rd year student studying Aerospace engineering at Swansea University. He has done a summer internship at Vortex IoT and will continue to work with us alongside his degree. Carlos will graduate in summer 2019.
Carlos enjoys travelling, playing basketball and keeping fit.
LinkedIn: Carlos Melendez
With over 10 years of experience in leading technology development and innovation activities for digital/telecom and transport sectors Piraba is a central part of our Rail industry vertical. He is currently focussed on our rail product – RODIO, he works with our MD and industry partners on product and market development.
Prior to joining Vortex IoT he was with the Rail Technical Strategy team at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) where worked closely with many rail industry (and wider transport) stakeholders in the UK and Europe.
Piraba’s research and rail market credentials are highly regarded and include a period where he was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, where he was leading Machine-to-Machine communication R&D projects for future networks. He is a highly skilled Strategy and Innovation consultant, with a PhD in Mobile Communication and a BSc.Eng. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
In his spare time Piraba enjoys reading, volunteering in his local community and spending time with family.
LinkedIn: Piraba Navaratnam