Simon is co-founder of Cahootify, a portfolio and team-forming platform for the film industry, and CTO of Mystery Applicant, an award winning HR SaaS tool which provides realtime candidate experience feedback. He also organises the annual Bath Ruby Conference, which this year attracted 500 software developers from around the world, and sits on the board of Coworking Bath as a trustee.
Before getting involved in tech startups, Simon spent 12 years as a freelance technical consultant, working on projects ranging from large scale software rollouts to data forensics for clients including the MoD and St. James’s Place.
“I hope that nominations will shine a light on some of the lesser known companies and organisations in the region”
What excites you most about the tech scene in Bristol, Bath and the South West of England?
The thing I love about the local tech scene is its variety – people are working on all kinds of interesting projects, from robotics to open data and VR to iBeacons.
What are you hoping to see in nominations for the SPARKies 2016?
I hope that nominations will shine a light on some of the lesser known companies and organisations in the region. Without a lot of time or a big marketing budget it can be difficult to get yourself noticed but the SPARKies are an opportunity for everyone to shout about what they’re doing.