Two technology experts join Censis

Craig SamuelSharon MooreCensis, the Scottish innovation centre for sensors and imaging systems, has added two of Scotland’s most prominent technology industry experts to its board, with the appointments of Craig Samuel and Sharon Moore.

Both have a wealth of experience in technological innovation across a variety of sectors. They join Censis’s 10-strong board, which already includes representatives from organisations such Selex, Honeywell Control Systems and Innovate UK.

Born in Scotland and an active GlobalScot, Mr Samuel is currently head of business development and alliances at California-based Wearality Corporation, a virtual and augmented reality company. He is also a senior partner at Turnstone Capital, an investment management firm centered in Westport, Connecticut, and founder of Dalradia, acting as a consultant to private and public companies.

In a distinguished career, he has co-founded or been a principal at six start-ups in the UK and US, working in areas including cloud and virtual computing, eLearning and compliance, and advanced wireless communications. He held senior executive roles at several multinational corporations including Compaq, HP, Unisys and BP, and was president of the Institute for Innovation.

Ms Moore is among Scotland’s top women in technology and IBM’s technical leader for Travel and Transportation in the UK and Ireland. She also leads BCS Women in Scotland, a networking group for women working in IT, and sits on the steering committee for Digital Leaders Scotland.

Bob Downes, Chairman of Censis, said: “Craig and Sharon are at the forefront of their industries, changing the way technology and people work. Both of them bring a unique set of expertise and experiences to the table and have vast knowledge of sectors fertile for innovation in sensor and imaging systems. We’re thrilled to have them on board and look forward to their invaluable contributions.”

Mr Samuel said: “It’s an exciting time to be involved with the sensor and imaging systems industry – Scotland has a well-established reputation as a world leader in these fields. There are a number of pioneering Scottish companies bringing innovative new products to market and CENSIS has an important role to play in galvanizing that process to the benefit of the wider economy.”

Ms Moore added: “Sensor systems are at the heart of helping organisations empower their people to drive productivity and profitability. The technology is undergoing rapid and exciting changes, with many Scottish companies leading the way. I look forward to helping these businesses harness that potential and continue to drive groundbreaking innovation.”

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