product lead, digital ventures,
Jack leads product within Digital Ventures at Mott Macdonald. Tasked with driving digital transformation across the business and within customer organisations, the team combines our experience in technology, startups and civil engineering to deliver value to the Infrastructure sector and improve whole-life asset performance, through idea incubation and partnering/investment in external startups.
An experienced business leader, Jack co-founded SenSat, an AI tech startup awarded 'Startup of the Year' (NCE Techfest) that transformed civil infrastructure projects through recreating the physical environment into specialised digital twins, converting manual and physical tasks to digital and automated. Passionate about working collaboratively with industry partners to leverage skills to identify new opportunities, Jack has a track-record for high-profile partnerships including Oracle and PWC. Having scaled the company from 3 to 25 people, raised several rounds of venture capital and hit revenue milestones, Jack sits as a shareholder and informal adviser to the management team.
Prior to SenSat, Jack joined IBM Hursley Labs straight from school, aged 18, and was transferred to Defence and Intelligence contracts with the Ministry of Defence, to explore uses of data for purposes of improving national security on the UK boarders. After 4 years, Jack left Defence and Intelligence to lead the solutioning and deployment of a machine learning threat detection system on the NHS Payroll (1.2m people, 4th largest in the world).
Outside of Mott MacDonald, Jack is a founding board director at Cambridge Wireless, a tech organisation with 400 members including Intel, Amazon and the UK’s leading startups, and founder at Future Engineering Club, an invite-only working group for senior industry thought leaders.