Adrian comes to Dashboard with 30+ years of experience in a wide range of companies, technologies and roles. His first job as a junior Signal Processing Engineer at Plessey Radar (Cowes), after a sponsored engineering degree at Plymouth Polytechnic, laid the solid technical and design process foundations for everything that followed. Adrian left Plessey as a System Design Authority having been responsible for complete radar signal processing systems and managing technical teams that ranged from 3-4 to 30+. Subsequent roles included working in Broadcast Electronics (MPEG and HD), Consumer (DAB Radios), VLSOIC Verification and Validation systems, Face Recognition, Set Top Boxes (both Sky and Virgin Media), and as Head of Engineering for a Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) start-up.
In all these roles the System, People, and Project Management has always been combined with a real passion for the technology and a determination to remain close to the technical coal face across all the disciplines. Many of the projects have involved taking architectural, team, and project responsibility for the whole system from mechanics, hardware, embedded firmware, software and test. All these roles have always been delivery focused, close to the production teams, and in close liaison with the Customer and Product Management groups.
Adrian’s role within Dashboard will be as the design authority for the Limpet sensing suite and to bring together the team which will take the Limpet system through to full production whilst meeting a wide range of differing customer requirements.