MEET THE TEAM
Mike has spent the last decade working in, and advising high-growth tech start ups – with a focus on go-to-market strategy.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with majors in Admiralty Law and Carriage of Goods by Sea from the University of Southampton’s Institute of Maritime Law, as well as an MSc in Risk and Security Management.
Mike is a currently a mentor on the PUBLIC GovStart accelerator, and a lecturer and business coach on the Royal Navy, Royal Airforce and United States Navy’s innovation program, The Percy Hobart Fellowship.
Juan is a Naval Architect and Marine Systems Engineer. Entrepreneurial by nature and passionate about the most complex engineering problems, his first project (Proyecto SIRENA) drove the development of solar powered AUVs.
Juan subsequently moved into industry as a Naval Architect working in the S80+ submarine program, quickly growing to lead an engineering team first in the S80+ and later in the Indigenous Defence Submarine Program in Taiwan.
Recently, Juan has been working with leading USV manufacturers including Sea-Kit and ASV, developing long endurance USVs.
Marta is a tech entrepreneur, proud migrant and diversity advocate. She is the Head of Google for Start-ups UK, having previously done the 'big three' as a start-up founder - failed one, scaled one and sold one, and enjoyed (and learnt a ton) doing all three.
Marta is excited about the place where tech, sustainability and impact meet. She gets her energy from people and thrives on bringing people together and creating tech that matters.
Marta has been recognised by Forbes in 30Under30 in 2016, by Evening Standard in London's Most Influential People 2017 and 2018 and by Forbes as top 60 Female Tech Executives globally in 2018.
Chair of the Board
Having a huge passion for marketing since her college career, Vivian previously worked as a marketing analyst in a Marketing Consulting firm based in London, with experiences in data research/analysis and content writing.
Vivian is strongly data driven and has an eye for industry/consumer trends, with hands-on experience on creating insight reports, blog post, social media marketing and networking.
Before devoting her work in marketing, Vivian was a Sales and Marketing Specialist in Taiwan. Within the time she spent in the hospitality industry she gained experience in event planning, marketing planning, customer service, networking and sales.
Charlie has been proudly served in the Taiwan Navy for 20 years. He holds a BS & MS degree of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and a Ph.D degree with a major in Naval Material.
Strong judgment and delivery capabilities in the most complex and demanding situations, evidenced through senior management roles held.
10+ years of working experience related to naval architecture, maintenance and integrated logistics. Another 10 years of working experience in new-build projects, starting from operation requirements, and followed by requirement analysis, engineering definition, specification development and interface integration to complete ship design.
Michael specializes in digital image processing and machine learning with experience in designing complex IoT solutions such as “Indoor positioning smart-band for patient tracking” and “Remote agriculture monitoring web application” etc.
He holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently a PhD candidate in Electronic Engineering focusing on prognosis of the wind turbines using image processing techniques.
Michael is driven and passionate with knowledge in software programming, AI solutions and autonomous system design.