THE YACHT BOOK TEAM
Toby is a yacht captain with over 25 years experience on both private and charter yachts. Prior to yachting commercially Toby spent 20 years’ working in merchant banking, financial trading & fund management. During this time he worked for Citigroup, Salomon Brothers and as a head trader for TGM’s $11 bln global Marco fund. He also spent 7 years working in the dynamic renewable technology sector.
James spent 30 years as a Royal Naval Officer and engineer, receiving commendations for his operational management, including leading the information management for UK forces in Afghanistan. Since leaving the navy he has worked on the development of security systems within the nuclear industry. James completed the Advanced Management Course at Manchester Business School and holds a certification in Strategic Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute.
Tony has 20+ years' consulting experience in software development, data analytics, business intelligence and enterprise architecture. He spent 10 years as a CIO and digital transformation director in global engineering firms Arup, Atkins and WSP. In 2018 he co-founded artificial intelligence and data science specialists NeuralRays AI, a 70-person technology firm with offices in the UK, Germany and India at which he is CEO. Tony has 20 years’ regular and reserve naval experience in Australia and the UK
Gary has 33 years of experience in the UK Armed Forces, he has also worked at NATO and FCO. In 2016, Gary moved into the civil nuclear sector as an engineering and security consultant and is now Director and Co-Founder of Infinite Possibilities Global, providing technology-based intelligent business solutions across a range of sectors.
Benjamin at Keystone Law is a marine Barrister with over 15 years’ experience in yachting, superyachting and luxury asset law, specializing in finance, construction and purchase, and operational matters including taxation, insurance and employment. He also advises in relation to private aviation and art.
Development Team COO
•Ex-VP and Head of Europe at Customer Analytics
•Previously Director and Client Partner at Hexaware
•18+ years’ technology consulting and CxO advisory services with Cognizant, starting in his native Chennai in India before moving to London in 2004
•Commercially astute and a natural innovator
Head of Technology Delivery
•22 years’ experience in delivering solutions across various technology stacks
•Worked with AIG, VMWare, Cisco, Siemens Healthcare, Franklin Templeton, Gryphon Networks, Cendant Corporation, Openbravo and others.
•Significant domain expertise in supply chain management, healthcare, retail, travel and insurance
•Platform solutions Delivery Head focusing on SaaS, cloud, big data and API management
•Certified PMP from PMI
Technology Solution Architect
•15 years’ experience in managing transformation projects in banking and financial services, insurance, HR, and healthcare in the UK and Europe
•Led the global rollout of Barclays well-being portal across 26 countries and one of the most prominent digital transformation initiatives for Barclays Wealth Management UK
•Defined the target operating model for one of the key components for the merger of Pershing (UK) and Custody Solutions (US)
•Performed business analysis for the digital transformation of Pricing and reporting solutions for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
•Provided technical leadership advisory services to top tier customers on new and emerging technologies, trends, benefits and risks
•20 years’ IT experience and 10+ years as a Technical Architect
•Domain experience with airlines (Passenger and cargo), Aerospace and Defence, and Healthcare
•Product development for new generation self-service cargo applications
•Developed an open platform based on a microservice architecture running on cloud
•Migrated large scale passenger systems data for more than ten airlines, with an iterative migration and release approach to avoid downtime and provide rollback capability
•Architected Internet booking engine applications for airline passenger systems providing high security, volumes and availability