At Snap Out we’re devoted to affecting positive change in the world through the creation of technology and the creative application of innovations.
This vision impacts everything we do, from the birth of an idea to the delivery of a finished product and throughout the product’s lifecycle.
In everything we do, our work is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and creative. Combined, our team members have decades’ worth of top-level academic experience in a broad range of science and technology-based disciplines, and decades’ of experience in commercial technology industries. This makes us a formidable bunch when it comes to tackling problems.
Each and every one of our team members represent the spirit of our company: positive, creative, visionary and driven. Our team combines diverse skill sets and experience to produce a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.
Since completing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Surrey, Aaron has built a career out of turning new ideas into reality. Aaron has founded a number of award-winning organisations, all of which focus on innovation and doing things differently. As well as Snap Out, these include Travel Guardian, Wildsense, Thoughtified (acquired in 2013) and ManagePlaces.
Aaron has substantial experience in AI, SaaS, HealthTech, ConstructionTech, FinTech, travel, mobile and B2B. He is currently focused on deploying this experience though a range of exciting projects at Snap Out, where he likes to get involved at every stage from incubation to traction to growth.
Outside of work, Aaron likes to partake in the finer things in life: good food, fine wine, and nice holidays.
As our CTO, Phil loves to get involved with every tech-related aspect of Snap Out’s work. He’s our guru when it comes to Python, among all sorts of other areas of tech, hardware and software alike.
Phil is an experienced programmer (C/C#; Java; Python) and data analyst. Other areas of expertise include computer vision and the creation of parallel processing methods for processing large data sets. He also has an incredible business mind.
Phil completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Surrey in 2016. In his doctoral project, he worked to develop new surgical skill measures based on the motion of surgeons’ instruments. This work involved the application and adaptation of algorithms, and close cooperation with a multidisciplinary team of computer scientists, statisticians and surgeons.
Phil also loves to play and make games, with a particular interest in VR.
As Product Director, Ilana is our expert in project management, product development, data science, and R&D. Whenever we’re developing something new, Ilana will see it through from fresh idea to reality.
Following the completion of her PhD in Experimental Physics at Royal Holloway University and the National Physical Laboratory, Ilana enjoys bringing an experimentalist approach to the projects she works on at Snap Out. Among Ilana’s specialties are AI development and programming in languages like Python.
Ilana loves wine and yoga. She’s also a musician, and enjoys games and VR.
Our Commercial Director, Nick, has built up an incredible list of achievements, having spent decades at the very top of some of the most innovative, influential, and profitable companies in tech.
Nick was a founding partner of Neural Technologies Limited (NTL), where he worked to bring the world’s first neural computing Integrated Circuit to market, and worked on early advanced pattern recognition and learning technologies. Nick later served as CEO of NTL, positioning the firm as an expert in credit, risk and fraud. Among other professional achievements, Nick has served as CTO at the ai Corporation Limited, where his products now protect 150 banks, over 3 million merchants, half a billion cards and over 20 billion payment card transactions a year from fraud. He also founded MindsI Analytics Limited.
Nick has also served as the principal technical advisor to the UK Government programme on neural computing awareness and was AI Group Chairman at GCHQ for 6-years. He became a Research Fellow at City University London in 2000, exploring neural-symbolic approaches for fraud detection. In 2016, Dr. Nick completed his PhD thesis at University of Surrey, where he is to be appointed Visiting Professor.
Our R&D Manager, Chloe, is our research geek, who is experienced in designing and delivering research projects and managing these from cradle-to-grave. She has a PhD in sociology and health psychology and has worked in academia, the third sector and industry across social, health and transport sectors.
As research projects are a collaborative venture, Chloe has worked with a wide range of stakeholders from SMEs to governmental organisations to design and deliver projects. She has worked on a wide range of research projects, including digital product innovation, service evaluation and the design of accessible technology.
Chloe is an avid reader, a musician and enjoys being outside in nature.
When he’s not writing code, Petros enjoys woodworking, photography, and music.
Kangqing, who we know as Simon, has a first class computer science degree from the University of Surrey. As our Business Development Officer in Asia, Simon is hard at work broadening the horizons of SnapOut’s client and collaborator base.
Simon is in the process of finishing his Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence, at Carleton University, alongside his work at Snap Out.
Marion plays an invaluable role at every stage of a project at SnapOut, with skills ranging from webinar hosting and data entry to social media. She’s a powerhouse on Excel, Mailchimp, and CRM, and enjoys rising to the demands of any new project by learning new skills.
Maybe most important, though, are Marion’s people skills: she connects with team members and clients to ensure that every project is handled efficiently, creatively, and to the best of everyone’s abilities.
A graduate of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Marion currently resides in the Philippines with her family.
Mohamed, who we know as Nachi, is our data science engineer. Nachi has a computer science degree and particular expertise in machine learning, natural language processing and deep learning.
We apply this knowledge to the creation of digital products, services, and businesses.
Our work focuses on three key streams: we invest in and secure funding for the development of our own products and technologies; we work with clients to deliver impactful outcomes on specific briefs, and we work together with entrepreneurs and experts to form start-ups and accelerate growth.
We create products by producing clear roadmaps and following them to deliver high quality and impactful outcomes.
Whether the project involves the creation of a new product or service, or the innovation of something already established, we work with you to design and build products that will last. We are proud of our life cycle processes, which give a complete service from initial vision to fully operational reality.
Our services include research & development, web application design and development, mobile app development, advanced software solutions, and conversion and optimisation. Among our specialisms are machine learning, computer vision, and crowdsourcing.
You can read some case studies of our recent work below, or get in touch now.
We love to experiment with new ideas and innovations and to turn our best ideas into finished products that – we hope – will make the world a better place.
We’re always creating new digital products, so we really know what it takes to transform a cherished new idea into a real product. We also have the first-hand experience in forming new start-ups and taking them to market, having launched a range of products and services. And whenever we learn something new, we can’t wait to share our insights with our partners, clients, and the start-ups we work with.
Among our products are Wildsense, Emma.ai, RetinaSense, and TravelBot.
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We designed and developed a user interface for a system that monitors financial trading communications.
We built a system that opens up the diagnosis of eye disease to crowdsourcing, allowing users to learn while annotating pictures of retinal scans.