Patrick Goldsack

Founder, CEO & Chief Technologist

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.

Nick Randall

Founder & Business Development Director

Nick is a technologist with a career in Networking going back 30 years. He has worked with vendor startups from both North America and Europe providing Optical IP, Access Networking and performance assurance solutions to service providers, data centres and their Enterprise customers throughout EMEA. He developed a healthy understanding of both sides of the channel fence running channel programs for vendors having been co-owner of two successful re-sellers. In his spare time, Nick has a financially unhealthy relationship with old Land Rovers.

Martin Griffiths

Chair of Board of Directors

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).

Simon Arnell

Founder & Non-Executive Director

Simon is currently Security Chief Technologist at DXC Technology. As one of our founders he provides capital investment and guidance to Configured Things. 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 filed 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.