Two tech pioneers join board of Bristol’s One Big Circle

Posted on November 16, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker

One Big Circle

Video technology and AI specialist One Big Circle has appointed tech pioneers David Harris and Toby Hughes to its board.

Harris and Hughes have join the 15-strong firm as Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively.

Harris was the co-founder and CEO of Purple Secure Systems which was established in 2006, and was sold in 2016 to CACI UK. He now sits on the board of Okko Health as a Non-Executive Director, and mentors and invests in South-West SMEs. 

Technology, Media & Fintech entrepreneur & investor Hughes began his career as a sound engineer, founding a number of small production & TV audio service companies.

In 2016 he joined cloud rendering & power management startup Yellowdog as a NED, and  went onto found the Wonderborn group of companies as a vehicle to support and grow businesses in the storytelling and technology sector.

Established three years ago, and based in the Engine Shed in central Bristol, One Big Circle is a product and services supplier in the field of intelligent video, supporting organisations such as Network Rail, Transport for Wales and Siemens.

Through real time video data collection, One Big Circle provides analytics for predictive railway maintenance. Its product provides video footage which is instantly accessible online, transmitted directly from the train via 4G and stored using the Cloud.

David Harris comments: “The team at One Big Circle has done astonishingly well to grow from nothing to an established and profitable business by offering Intelligent Video Solutions tailored to the rail industry in a short period of time.

“Toby and I aim to help lay the foundations for that second phase of growth and realising the vision of becoming a larger player with several channels to market for One Big Circle’s SaaS (software licensing and delivery) offering. We’ll do this by supporting further development in machine learning and AI and aligning this with the funded areas of our chosen markets.”

Emily Kent Co-Founder, One Big Circle added: “We are thrilled to have two such successful tech industry pioneers bring their expertise to our board. Both David and Toby will bolster the One Big Circle team by offering their wealth of experience to bring us to the next level of growth for our business.”

One Big Circle’s suite of powerful tools enables partners to continually transmit video footage via its AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review) device, which is instantly available online via its secure dashboard. The video footage supplies history of routes, links and reports from sections of routes as well as allowing partners to measure, mark-up and share information with key stakeholders.

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