FACT360 combines significant commercial experience with leading-edge academic expertise to deliver world-class AI and unsupervised machine learning solutions. Learn more about the team’s experience here:
Paddy has been building Big Data and AI driven software businesses for more than 20 years. In 1998 he founded Digital Union which was sold to Nasdaq listed VerticalNet in 2007 and then went on to establish spend360 which was sold in 2017 to Nasdaq listed Coupa Software (Nasdaq: COUP) . Paddy is a supporter of UK academic research from which the genesis of FACT360 was formed. He also has invested in, and sits on the advisory board of several international software businesses.
Dr John Howroyd
John started his career as a mathematician graduating from Oxford, PhD at UCL, postdoc at St Andrews and then joined Goldsmiths, University of London, as a lecturer in mathematics. At Goldsmiths he developed an interest in computer science and collaborated with a number colleagues to develop methods for program analysis.
When the mathematics provision at Goldsmiths ceased, Dr Howroyd decided to join the commercial world of software development and quickly rose to become the Head of Research for @UK PLC. Notably, developing an in house system to reduce fraudulent credit card transactions by 90% and co-developing a Spend Analytics system for NHS London from concept to delivery, where he led on devising new techniques for automatically enriching this data in a structured way using external data sources.
Andy’s role as Commercial Director at FACT360 is to deliver the Global GTM and Sales function driving growth globally.
He has held a number of roles building out sales organisations and growing company revenues in both UK and across EMEA.
Most recently, as the VP and MD EMEA, he built out the revenue model and drove significant growth in the EMEA business at Actifio Inc, a US start up based out of Boston focusing on Data Availability and Business Agility. Prior to that he was the COO at a very successful UK based data and storage service provider.
Professor Mark Bishop
Chief Scientific Adviser
Alongside his role as Chief Scientific Adviser, Mark is Director of TCIDA (The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics) and Professor of Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
At TCIDA Mark led teams that pioneered AI for fraud detection and B2B e-procurement; research deployed by the UK National Audit Office to identify £500m potential savings in the NHS consumable budget. Mark has won research funding in excess of £3m and published around 200 papers in the field of Cognitive Computing addressing its theory, application and philosophical foundations. He has been invited to advise on “AI policy” at the UN (Geneva/Turin/Birmingham), the EC (Brussels) and the UK (Westminster/Whitehall).
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer, Abdelkrim is responsible for productising Analytics technology from concept and prototyping all the way through to production. His focus is on Business Data Analytics and Data Visualisation, in addition to leveraging Agile Methodologies when managing the product lifecycle.
Prior to his role as of CPO, Abdelkrim worked in the French telecoms industry for 10 years as a Consultant, Business & Data Analyst and Project Manager responsible for supporting Data Migration Projects building and updating OSS and BSS Systems. He also worked as Associate Lecturer in Mathematics and Research Associate at The Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics (TCIDA), Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Abdelkrim holds MSc in Engineering from ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) and MSc in Law, Economics and Management from CNAM (Paris, France).
Advisory Director of Investigations
Lewis Barnes formerly led investigations and intelligence operations targeting international corruption and fraud for the National Crime Agency. He has an MSc in Risk Management researching how artificial intelligence can add value in detecting occupational fraud.
Global Partnership Director
Having spent over 16 years in Senior Management Recruitment, Andy has built up a wealth of multi-industry knowledge and brings an eclectic client portfolio to FACT360.
Andy put together the collaboration and heads up our Global Partnership with G4S Investigation Solutions / The Cotswold Group – the largest security, investigation and intelligence business in the world.
In partnership with G4S, FACT360 is now the technology powering its owners, Allied Universal, the largest security business and the sixth-largest employer in the world, in reducing the time it takes to conclude fraud investigations.
Partnerships – South Africa
Miles is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry and he is responsible for developing partnerships with South African organisations.
He is a skilled in Software & Application Development, Dev Ops, Project Management, Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Negotiation, Business Planning, and Operations Management.
FACT360 was founded in 2020 by leading academics and experts in Artificial Intelligence, Unsupervised Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks and Swarm Intelligence.
The founders have published numerous academics papers and regularly speak at international conferences.
Inspired by the classic ‘Traffic Analysis’ work of Gordon Welchman during the second world war, the company began deploying the techniques on modern communication networks.
It has since further developed its solutions and now incorporates Natural Language Processing and its own Breakout Algorithms to group communication messages and, uniquely in the sector, identify activity and behaviour that differs from the historical norm.
Based in the UK, it continues to pioneer the use of AI, Transactional Analytics and Unsupervised Machine Learning in fraud and insider threat investigations and its technology is also used to inform broader strategic business decisions.
“FACT360 points us in the right direction without us knowing where we want to go. It makes us more efficient, meaning we can consider more disclosure data than ever.“