Silent Sensors is an innovative IOT (Internet of Things) company with a focus on tyres and tyre management. We have a number of exciting opportunities covering holistic tyre lifecycle management, in particular the development of RFID tagging, sensors and energy harvesting, all of which significantly reduce the total cost of operations of a fleet of vehicles, whether they be construction equipment, trucks, busses or passenger cars.
Our vision is to create the “Intelligent Tyre” for autonomous vehicles by 2020, combining passive RFID tracking with active Bluetooth sensing technology and a self charging power source. This will create a high value system to maximise tyre life with high vehicle efficiency and safety. To achieve this we are collaborating with international tyre makers and technology partners. Sponsored by the EU and the UK Government, our very active and highly qualified R&D works with renowned academic research facilities in England to push forward the boundaries of technology.
Today we can deliver a fully functional track-and-trace system that uses UHF and NFC enabled RFID tags. Manufactured using additive printing technology, these are very efficient and very inexpensive. Unique ID, location and time data are read by dedicated readers and smartphones, with data being sent by the smartphone to the Cloud. Our TPMS sensors meet all requirements for a robust pressure and temperature management system. A smartphone TPMS App delivers key status data to the driver. Sensors link through our Hub with its open API to the Cloud for integration into your own Fleet Management and ERP systems. If needed we can also provide you with our own TPMS and TMS dashboards.
Dr. James Gambrell IV, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Gambrell has 25 years' experience in operations, finance, technology and strategy development and implementation for technology start-ups and lived and worked in Asia, North America and Europe,holding executive, investment banking and management consulting roles. He helps founders to commercialise & grow their businesses having successfully built and scaled businesses to hundreds of employees and tens of millions of pounds. An active angel investor, consultant and board director for technology companies in North America and Europe, including Atego, Adaptive, Steel Eel, TimedRight and Silent Sensors. Dr. Gambrell, a former FD, is a qualified Chartered Director (UK’s IoD and Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors) Dr. Gambrell has a BSc-Business (State University of New York), an MBA (Baylor University) and Doctorate in Business Administration (International School of Management).
Marcus Taylor, CEO
Marcus has a broad experience in the IT and telecoms sector and its application in sectors like automotive, payments, media, health and travel. He has worked for both start-ups and blue chip companies and has strong understanding of company management, project management, product management, human factors and product/service lifecycles. As the CEO he drove Erlang Solutions to become the world leader in Erlang/OTP and provider of scalable systems. He has an MBA from Boston University and a BSc (Hons) in Ergonomics from Loughborough University. He grew up in Sweden, Singapore and Italy.
Sharon Boyes-Schiller, Chief Operating Officer
Sharon has a rich background in software development, deployment and operations in the technology, logistics and healthcare sectors. With more than thirty years leading IT and business change in the private and public sector in key roles for both corporate and SME businesses in the US and Europe, since 2004 she has been the owner of a consulting business specialising in SME turnaround, process driven strategic and operational change, technology planning and deployment and M&A assessments for PE businesses in healthcare and technology. Sharon has an MA in International Management from University of Phoenix and a BA in Modern Europe from University of Illinois. She grew up in the United States and has lived in Germany, England, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic and speaks excellent English, French, German and Dutch with limited Czech and Russian.
David Brazier, Chief Technology Officer
David is an accomplished IT professional with experience working with major consultancies on major projects for blue chip companies and for the public sector, gaining a deep understanding of how to bring a broad range of technologies together to solve business problems. More recently, he was a cofounder and CTO for a successful start-up providing innovative communications services to health service organisations that was sold via a trade sale in 2014. He is a Chartered IT Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society, and has a BA in Mathematics from St. John’s College, Oxford and an MSc in Advanced IT from Imperial College, London.
Dr. Jonathan Ingram, CSO and Founder
Dr Ingram brings a strong track record of business success to Silent Sensors. He has founded and grown a number of technology based businesses over the last 30 years. Jonathan created Sonata, an architectural computer-aided-design (CAD), package after obtaining his PhD in 1984. He sold this system and associated company in 1989. This product won the British Computer Society Medal for Innovation and Excellence in 1990. He went on to write Reflex, an object-based design system for the broader-based construction industry. This was sold to Parametric Technology Inc. for US $30 million and he was appointed CTO. He founded, co-invented and patented the Silent Sensors RFID Sensor.
Dr. Gary Thompson, Mechanical Engineering
Gary was Group Engineer at Ford Components working in both aerospace and commercial sectors. Where he completed his Masters Degree in Product Manufacture at Northumbria University and then when on to complete a PhD. In 2009, Gary received the ‘Innovation Champion Award’ from One North East and spent the next two years developing his very own product. In 2011, his company was awarded over €773,000 to develop a new innovative material from waste from the EU Eco Innovation Fund, however due to a change in EU regulations the monies outstanding to C2M were not paid thus forcing the doors to close after 11 years. Since 2004, Gary helped over 300 companies start up in the region with some growing to support the region.