Meet Our Team

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Thomas Davies

CEO

During his ten years at Google, Thomas led the UK&I Cloud business as Country Manager, then became Director of Northern, Eastern & Central Europe, before leading the Global Partnerships team. He has a particular passion for helping organisations use technology to drive cultural change and develop a sustainable strategy for future success. Thomas is an expert in the business use of machine learning, digital technologies, leadership and the complexities of operating in multiple markets in times of unprecedented change.

He strongly believes that every organisation is unique and has the power to choose their own destiny. He has a humanistic approach to life and work.

Thomas is a highly regarded keynote speaker and has had articles published on FastCo and Medium. He is an accredited executive coach, has sat on the Technology Advisory Board for one of the UK’s leading banks, and is currently an Executive Advisor to the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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Correy Voo

CTO

Correy Voo has more than 25 years experience as an advisor and entrepreneur, and is a pioneer in harnessing technological advances for companies and their staff. His spheres of knowledge include consultancy, engineering and technology, and his extensive experience in defining and delivering complex technology and business transformation on a global scale make him a perfect fit as Temporall’s Chief Technology Officer.

His capabilities stem from a prestigious track record across an eclectic range of industries, such as Global Telecommunications, Leisure, Life Sciences, Government, Defence and Catering, and most recently in Financial Services, placing Correy among a select group of individuals who can truly instigate best practice across multiple dimensions of any business and industry.

He has a versatile range of practical experience derived from his work in several disciplines, including business development, management, enterprise architecture, and technology services, allowing him to see cultural and technological advances from many different perspectives. Correy developed his career working in senior roles with many multinational enterprises such as BT Plc, Tech Mahindra, Credit Suisse, Bank of America and most recently UBS AG.

Correy has also worked with many non-profit organisations - most notably the Open Data Centre Alliance - helping to develop cross-industry activities, integrations and standards and startup communities in both the USA and Europe.

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Stephan Thoma

Expert Practitioner

With a proven track record in aiding major businesses, providing strategic advisory and consultancy support to executives and businesses keen to address complex 21st Century talent and growth challenges, Stephan Thoma has been a leader in the field of global talent and leadership development for over 25 years.

After eight years at Google, Stephan founded his own consultancy in 2014, and currently holds the post of Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Digital Economy at the University of Surrey, placing him at the sharp end of the intersection of technology, culture and business.

His philosophy is one of ongoing advisory support, and partnering with clients in order to create the most dynamic work environment possible. Starting out as an engineer, he sees solutions in three dimensions: systems, people and leadership; and believes logic, creativity and support can overcome any obstacle.

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Julian Birkinshaw

Board Member

As a Professor and Director of the Deloitte Institute at The London Business School, Julian Birkinshaw has a profound knowledge of strategy and organisation of large multinational corporations. As the author of 14 books on business and a pundit for global media groups such as the BBC, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal, he brings an exceptional level of expertise to the Temporall Board.

He specialises in subsidiary-headquarters relationships, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, the changing role of the corporate HQ, organisation design, and knowledge management. He is also a consultant for companies including Arup, Rio Tinto, SAP, HSBC and the Tata Group.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK), and the Academy of International Business, and is co-founder of the Management Lab (MLab). He has a PhD and MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Stockholm School of Economics. He was placed in the 2015 ‘Thinkers 50’ list of the finest minds in Management.

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Xen Lategan

Executive Advisor

Xen Lategan is the founder of the digital incubator Ophin Ventures based in London’s Silicon Roundabout. He has built several of his own businesses and is an Executive Advisor to Temporall.

His interest in machine learning, Big Data and mobile as a platform, plus their influence on media and consumer tech has led to his involvement with companies of all sizes and structures. He has invested in companies including Magic Pony which was acquired by Twitter in 2016. Xen has also held various non-executive and executive roles across companies including News Corporation, Conde Nast, The Sandpit and various early stage investment companies.

Prior to this he was CTO for News International and during his tenure he successfully led a major, three-year transformation programme overseeing a team of over 200. Xen’s career also included various roles with Google, Microsoft and Accenture, and his contributions were recognised with several top achiever awards.

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Jeff Green

Executive Advisor

As one of the few ethnic people in the City in the 1980s, Jeff Green has spent time around the world in Investment Management and Software and has seen first hand the business value created by thinking differently.

His work has allowed doors to be opened, such as Investment Management, Insurance and Private Equity Software either as a role model himself or through the recruitment of personnel into these sectors. With BalancedBoards.net his team recruit and place leaders from all backgrounds into senior positions in large companies to allow diversity to flourish, taking in gender, ethnicity, faith, LGBT and age.

He also has one eye on the leaders of tomorrow with his work at HRH Prince of Wales's charity the Mosaic Network, as an Awards Judge Chair, and he is currently nominated for a Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Elen Davies

Executive Advisor

Elen Davies specialises in helping individuals and groups shift how they think and behave. She brings more than 15 years senior level consulting and Board level experience to her role as Temporall’s Head of Programmes and Executive Advisor, along with her passion and depth of experience in coaching, psychology and behavioural change.

A seasoned executive coach, communications and employee engagement consultant, she is dedicated to supporting individuals and organisations access their full potential. She spent the first part of her career as a senior executive within the Communications industry, holding Board level roles at Shire Health and the WPP group, and a role as Internal Communications/Change Manager at Bain. She is an accredited coach and certified in a wide range of psychometric tools. Her approach integrates psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to coaching, and she has also studied with the leading thinkers in the field of developmental psychology.

She is equally adept at working face-to-face and virtually with clients, and has worked with senior leaders across a wide range of organisations and industries. She holds an MA from Oxford University.

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Helen Duguid

Executive Advisor

Helen Duguid specialises in leadership and talent development, top teams, employee engagement, succession planning, executive coaching and culture change. Effervescent and creative, she helps organisations create environments in which their people can flourish and thrive. As a Temporall Executive Advisor her commitment to excellence, and rapport with clients will help develop best-in class processes and products.

As the former Head of Great Leaders at Microsoft, Helen glides with ease from vision and strategy to execution. She is a highly respected, inspirational consultant and coach with 20 years global experience and a track record of developing and delivering unique and innovative solutions. In looking to the future, Helen focuses on spotting potential in all areas, and is a positive disrupter, extraordinarily practical, realistic optimist and pioneer of institutional revolution.

Helen has a deep interest in developing blueprints for the next generation, particularly in the field of coaching, fuelled by her active involvement as a faculty member of a world-renowned executive coach training and leadership development business. She is also a fellow of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard’s Medical School.

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Martyn Howe

Executive Advisor

Martyn brings a proven track record of managing complex IT services and infrastructure for major multi-national organisation in Europe, Asia and the USA. He is a pioneer of cloud computing services including delivering a major change programme for Rentokil Initial plc; the deployment of Google’s Cloud solutions which transformed business efficiency and set a platform for innovative digital transformation.

The majority of Martyn’s career has been in managing SAP infrastructure, services and architecture, based in Singapore, Denver and Frankfurt for global process, manufacturing and professional services businesses.

7 years ago Martyn set up an independent consultancy to advise corporate clients on their IT operating models. He has a firm belief that culture, people and organisation are at the core of transformation programmes and has acted as a catalyst for many major business transformations. He blends these factors with service management, governance and security disciplines, that together, form the core of successful IT service delivery today.

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Sandra Greiss

Data Scientist

Sandra specialises in Data Analytics and Machine Learning. Her clients have come from a range of industries: e-commerce, fashion technology, hospitality, booking systems. Her experience include cleaning, sorting and analysing data, as well as using Machine Learning methods such as Random Forests, Churn models, clustering techniques and Neural Networks.

During her early days as a Data Scientist, Sandra worked on bridging the gap between Engineering and the "rest of the business" by shaping the culture of the start-up she was part of. She also actively encouraged women into Data Science and Technology roles, presenting at meet-ups and conferences and featuring in articles. In her spare time, Sandra tutors in an Introduction to Data Science course.

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Joe Norburn

Executive Advisor

Joe Norburn is a results-driven business leader with a 20+ year track record of helping businesses grow, innovate and remain relevant for their customers. He is a respected and empathetic executive manager and leader. Having been lucky to have worked with a number of amazing individuals, Joe recognised early on that it’s the people, their mindsets and the culture they create together that really makes the difference.

Much of his career has been spent in financial services, either for banks directly or in companies that serve and partner with them. Joe is currently an advisor to a number of early and growth-stage companies. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and a member of the Executive Committee at Coutts, the UK’s leading private bank. Joe’s responsibilities covered Digital, Innovation, Business Development, Client Experience and Learning & Development. Joe’s experiences have also been shaped by the time he spent at other companies including IdenTrust, RBS and IBM. Joe has an MBA from the Imperial College Business School.

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