Our Clients

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Our clients include many blue-chip organisations

  • Royal Mail
  • npower
  • RBS
  • BT
  • Barclaycard
  • Legal and General
  • Smiths
  • Retiready by Aegon
  • Barclays
  • Standard Life
  • Coutts
  • VISA Europe
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    Market Gravity London 29 Wootton Street London SE1 8TG +44 (0)20 7928 3731 Google map

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  • Nick Sherrard

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    My background has mainly been in digital innovation. Directly before joining MG I set-up and managed the UK’s first incubator for innovation in the music sector. Before that I worked with Discovery Networks International, one of the biggest TV and media businesses in the world, and have also worked to develop new digital products for leading sports brands, international art galleries, and start-ups alike.


    What do people come to you to ask?

    People come to me to ask for ideas and creative thinking. Also to haggle for them in shops. They should ask me for advice on music but that is a different question.


    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m not good at hobbies as I think moderation is overrated. I go to a lot of live music and theatre, read a lot, and share everything through an over-active twitter feed (@nicksherrard if you’re interested). I am also on the board of a theatre company, a social enterprise, and a music festival so that keeps me busy too.


    What is your favourite innovation?

    Favourites are always hard. So I will go for a new innovation which is, I think, part of a bigger trend. The Seaboard keyboard from ROLI embeds new technologies in an interface we all know and love (that’s the keyboard bit). I think we are on the cusp of exciting times as we find ways to enable people to harness the technology we now have in new ways. That won’t mean a constant stream of new gadgets, but will mean reinventing the things around us. And it’s good to celebrate some new British companies too.

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  • Richard Warmsley

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    After studying economics at the University of Nottingham, I began my career running a small business and in retail as a marketing graduate with Boots. Then I worked on growing mobile internet from niche proposition to mass-market commercial scale, leading future proposition development teams for T-Mobile, and Orange at EE. Along the way, I've launched digital music, mobile TV, payment services and broadband propositions, whilst working on brand marketing projects, international proposition programmes and mobile data network strategy. Most recently, I took time out to explore Asia and Africa, looking at emerging trends.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    There's a new technology opportunity emerging; How do we use it to build a distinctive new proposition that works for our customers? How could we guide it through our organisation to make it a commercial success for our brand? How can we tell a great story that customers will notice when we launch? And craft beer recommendations - happy to oblige.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Running keeps everything ticking over and motorbikes help me escape the everyday. Just before joining the team I completed a 5 day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and biked 1,000km off-road through Zambia with Riders for Health. Skiing gets my alpine air fix and a fresh beer is always a good reward. I also cook a mean Thai green curry - I had a whole 1 day’s instruction in Chiang Mai.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    City cycle hire schemes (Paris 'Vélib', London's 'Barclays Bikes', even the Shimanami-Kaido bridges in Japan). They’re cheap, utilitarian, easy for almost anyone, good for the planet, use payment technology that works, and are a great way to see your city differently. Simple, smart city thinking. 

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  • Iain Montgomery

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining I spent nearly a year travelling in Latin America and making a start on learning Spanish. Before then I was a consultant working on Commercial Due Diligence for Private Equity deals across multiple sectors including construction, energy and education as well as major strategy projects in the travel and support services spaces. My first job was in finance for BAE Systems.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People usually pick my brains for my vast array of obscure knowledge. I'm pretty helpful for understanding the commercial background of industries, their growing trends and the strategies behind them. Friends and family tend to rope me into pub quizzes.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I'm usually associated with my football team and can frequently be found screaming my lungs out on terraces supporting (or bemoaning) my beloved Burnley. I've also got a passion for travel and always on the lookout for the next cool new destination.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Budget airlines are brilliant, being able to fly somewhere for the price of a cheap dinner is something that's opened up the world to so many people, whether they want to explore new places or see more of their friends and family.

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  • Peter Sayburn

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I am one of the founding partners and CEO. Building our business is really exciting, but I also love projects and the challenge of developing a new concept and getting it to market.  I’ve worked in all the big service sectors over the past 16 years, especially Retail Financial Services, Telecoms and Energy. I enjoy leading training events and I regularly speak to universities and companies on my favourite subject – corporate entrepreneurship. I am co-author of our business novel Defying Gravity: adventures of a corporate entrepreneur.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before founding Market Gravity, I was a partner at Edengene where I led growth and innovation projects with companies such as BT, npower and Standard Life.  Before that I was a member of the fast-growing Digital Business Strategy team at Cambridge Technology Partners, where I launched several new internet-based ventures. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Please ask me about the best approach to new service design in big companies.  I have learned three things about big company innovation over the years: 
    1) A business case is no longer enough. To get any great idea launched in a big company, you’ve got to build excitement. You have to bring it to life and show them the future to take other people with you. 
    2) You can’t just test things with customers; you’ve got to get them involved. Your customers can help you to design your future products, once you learn how to work together.
    3) The best innovation comes from the fusion of three disciplines (insight, commerciality and design). While it doesn’t always make for an easy life, a team of people who bring these different skills can achieve amazing results!  At Market Gravity, we apply these principles to every project.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I am a retired runner, enthusiastic armchair athlete and lover of live music.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Bill Bowerman, founder of Nike created my favourite innovation when he poured liquid rubber into his wife’s waffle iron to create the first modern running shoe – thanks Bill!

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  • Charlie Rowat

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked as a creative in advertising agencies, most notably at BBH where I created digital campaigns for British AirwaysBarnardo’s and Fruit Shoot. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    All sorts. Though nobody has asked me to make them a tea yet. Which is a shame 'cos I make a good Yorkshire brew. 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I swim, bike and run and occasionally do all three one after the other. I like to play about with code and make things out of the internet. I’m also writing a screenplay. And I play the guitar. And I wish I could put more time into all of it.  

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The Printing Press. For two reasons. One, when this was invented, information began to be stored and shared en mass. Without it we'd still be in siloed culures, defending our own knowledge for survival. Maybe. Two, I love writing. 

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  • Philip Clarke

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As a Partner, I’m responsible for managing some of our major accounts, as well as working on a range of external and internal projects. Partners at Market Gravity aren’t like those in other firms; we’re hands-on, very involved with client work, often running sessions, designing solutions and constantly finding ways to be more disruptive in our thinking. 

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    It’s all been about growth – whether in consulting (I’ve worked in both global and boutique firms), in the corporate world (I set up and ran the innovation team at VocaLink, the UK payment backbone) or in start-up mode (I’ve launch three start-ups – in MBA recruitment, digital payments and a coffee subscription business).

    What do people come to you to ask?

    All sorts. I have an unnatural, Jedi-like ability to find the answer to almost any question on Google. I have a habit of finding answers, even when I’m not asked, which is, I imagine, slightly annoying. 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Much of my life outside work hinges around my young family. I turn to highly inefficient cars, good wine and my church in order to recover.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Modern pain relief. The first mainstream forms of anaesthesia (Chloroform and Ether) were only introduced 150 years ago. Can you imagine what it would feel like to undergo serious surgery without anaesthesia? Torturous. Modern society and medicine simply wouldn’t function without it.

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  • Harriet Mason

    What did you do before MG?

    My career to date has focused on launching new ventures and evolving existing client propositions, albeit in very different market contexts. Prior to joining the MG team, I spent three years developing a biometric technology start-up in the US, before crossing back over the pond to help Kanye West launch his fashion label. Most recently, I worked in the retail and ecommerce space, advising clients on how to remain agile in the rapidly changing environment they face.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Having worked on either side of the B2C/B2B fence, I am often asked to share my perspective on how to tailor the offer and customer experience to meet the needs of each group. Since I’m also an enthusiastic advocate of the English language, I’m something of a go-to for all things grammatical and for a good pun when people need a laugh (or a groan). 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’ve always been intrigued and delighted by foreign cultures, which tends to manifest itself in a fair amount of jetsetting, foreign cinema and literature. I also enjoy donning my chef’s hat as often as I can, whether cooking for friends and family or trying to learn new skills and local delicacies from chefs across Europe. Another love of mine that certainly gets my heart rate up is venturing out on my bike to discover lost country lanes or nifty city cut-throughs.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Headphones. I love being able to create my own private world wherever I am, and it's always amusing trying to guess what other people are listening to!

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  • Alex Murtough

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Law. I studied Sociology with Law as an undergraduate and then went on to study for a Graduate Diploma in Law. In the interim between graduating and starting at MG I worked in a coffee shop as a barista. I just can’t get away from legal references.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    As an Intern, all sorts. I hope to gain as much experience in as many projects and aspects of the MG business as possible. As a former barista I’m also pretty handy at making coffees, but I’ve kept that quiet...until now.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m in awe of London and everything it has to offer, so my weekends are usually spent exploring new places and getting lost in this beautiful city. In between that and watching endless repeats of Only Fools and Horses I’m also training for this year’s London Marathon. Accordingly, I am often thinking about my knees, complaining about my knees and thinking about complaining about my knees.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Equity crowdfunding platforms. Quality-control is a problem but this aside, ordinary people now have the opportunity to easily invest in private companies, start-ups have another avenue from which to obtain funding and maybe, just maybe, the crowd will be better than experienced investors at identifying commercial success.

     

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  • Dan Taylor

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I head up our New York office. Being responsible for building our business in North America is really exciting, but I also love the challenge of designing, developing and delivering new concepts into the market so whilst I focus on developing the business and growing the team, I can often be found working the detail of a client project.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve spent most of my career developing and launching new proposition and ventures, both as a consultant and also client-side at Tesco and most recently as Director of Innovation at British Gas. I’ve also launched a few of my own businesses along the way.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    How can we actually get this done? I find that often corporates are full of great ideas and projects that get stalled due to a whole range of reasons from lack of skills or resources through to bureaucracy and most commonly losing focus on the original idea. That’s where clients need most help and, whatever industry it’s in, I’ve found that innovation succeeds when you:

    • Make it real – There is no substitute for real insight from customers and frontline staff. The first step on any project is always to get out of the building.
    • Bring it to life and create momentum – You can’t ignore corporate bureaucracy and politics but bringing ideas to life with prototypes and iterating quickly based on real customer feedback can generate momentum and get the corporate machine onside.
    • Engage small focused entrepreneurial teams – Our approach is based on our mix of cross-functional entrepreneurs working alongside client teams, and it’s the combination of dedicated resource covering commercial and strategic analysis, customer insight and creative visualization – together with the right mindset, that gets things moving

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love the basic, peaceful life with my family on our vineyard in Argentina. Normally, I fall short of that and it’s stripped down to a glass of red wine to relax after playing ‘hide & seek’ with my children.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Apart from every new proposition launch I’ve ever worked on, there’s no contest: the corkscrew. 

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  • Jessica Tayenjam

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before I joined Market Gravity, I spent 3 years as a consultant at a boutique strategy and execution firm helping B2B technology start-ups grow their businesses.

    Prior to that, I spent a year working for the government on the implementation of new biometric and scanning technologies at border controls.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I have a bit of a thing for planning, so whether it’s a colleague launching a new project or a mate putting on an event, people ask me to help line things up and keep them on track.

    I have also often been asked to recite all 50 states of the USA in alphabetical order.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Outside of work, I’m most often to be found on Hampstead Heath in rugby boots and a scrum cap, head to toe in mud and a massive grin on my face.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Vaccination has to come up trumps – the reduction of childhood mortality and the eradication of some pretty scary diseases definitely make me feel lucky to have been born in the age of modern medicine!

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  • Henry Egan

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked for another growth and innovation consultancy where we focused on helping companies to launch new products and services.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology (too early, a lot of the time!).  People often come to me for recommendations about the latest tools or apps they should be using. Or to help them change the time on the microwave.  

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’d have to say food and drink. Most weekends you’ll find me in an obscure part of Brooklyn or Queens, seeking out a new restaurant or struggling to find the unmarked speakeasy door. You might also see me wandering around an art gallery pretending to be cultured. Or (still) trying to understand the rules of American football.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite recent innovation is Phonebloks – the modular smartphone dreamed up by Dutch designer Dave Hakkens. Whether they’ll be able to make a phone that works well and that consumers want to buy remains to be seen. However, Phonebloks is just one example of how trends such as the maker movement and 3D printing will usher in an era of open innovation and collaboration in hardware. 

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  • Tim Davis

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve worked in Growth Strategy for several years, with a broad range of clients from small businesses to large international corporations. I’ve designed go-to-market strategies for innovative propositions in Financial Services and been at the coalface launching cutting edge technology products in the Automotive industry. Before working in consulting, I started and managed a business offering services in commercial real estate.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People often ask me for help in articulating an idea in a clear way – capturing a great concept that’s floating around in their head and helping to put it into words. People also often ask for help in navigating complex stakeholder requirements to make sure everyone keeps pointing in the same direction. Perhaps most importantly of all, people ask me for London restaurant recommendations – my knowledge is encyclopedic.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I can happily spend a few hours in the kitchen. I once had command of a professional kitchen for a whole afternoon to prepare a three course dinner for 55 people… a bit stressful, but great fun. To stop myself from getting fat I do quite a bit of sport and recently completed my first Olympic distance triathlon. The two go wonderfully hand in hand.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite invention, without which I would literally be lost, is satellite navigation. From the humble Tom-Tom in my car to Google Maps on my mobile, I have become completely dependent on sat nav devices to mask my comically bad sense of direction. Occasionally it still goes wrong.

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  • Philip Konopik

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?


    I typically lead client engagements helping our clients identify and quantify opportunities, as well as ideate, develop and bring new customer propositions to market. Customer value and experience coupled with commercial rigour, are the core foundations of this process.
     
    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG I spent 4+ years at Capgemini Consulting in Sweden focusing on marketing, sales & services, and later the UK where I managed agile digital projects across both private and public sector as a part of the Digital Transformation team.
     
    What do people come to you to ask?

    For getting things done, often related to market and strategic analysis, digital direct to customer ideation, proposition development and implementation. Having a strong understanding of both business and technology enables me to bridge  the gap between business needs and technical requirements, which is where many projects struggle to communicate and deliver efficiently.
     
    What is your passion outside of work?

    I'm probably happiest when blasting down the face of a wave on any type of surfboard so in terms of a passion surfing is it. As a part of the Nintendo generation my other big passion is gaming, an industry and market which has absolutely exploded in recent years and where the future is looking very bright.
     
    What is your favourite innovation?
    As you might expect in my line of work I am constantly exposed to and searching for the latest innovations across a multitude of industries. As a result my favourite innovation changes frequently. However, I'll stick with something close to heart where innovation and creativity are closely linked and the user experience in my opinion is unparalleled. In short, my favourite innovation is the surfboard.

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  • Janine Burrows

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Most recently I have been working as a consulting analyst supporting the development and delivery of a variety of commercial projects for pharmaceutical clients, including AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Nestle. Prior to this I worked as a conference producer, establishing and growing a portfolio of global, corporate events in the pharmaceutical sector, turning market insight into commercially viable and profitable conferences.


    What do people come to you to ask?

    The most common question I get is “do you know who I need to speak to for…?” I like to stay connected, know who is who and identify people’s strengths, so can usually point people in the direction of the right person to help them. Outside of work I’m often used as a sounding board by my friends – being relied upon to give no-nonsense advice and honest feedback.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m afraid of deep, blue water, don’t like salt and get sea sick, so what could be more appropriate for a hobby than scuba diving?! Despite all of the above, I absolutely love it! It must be the biologist in me, as I find marine life endlessly fascinating. On the weekends that I’m unable to scuba dive (unfortunately this is the vast majority) you’ll find me at the gym, having coffee with friends, shopping, filling my belly at one of London’s awesome markets or getting out of London to breathe the country air.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    First launched in 1970, my favourite innovation has got to be the Boeing 747 or “Jumbo Jet”. At the time, it was 2.5 times larger than any other commercial aircraft, increasing capacity and slashing cost. This was the start of budget travel and opened up international travel to millions. It’s crazy to think that little over 40 years ago exploring the world and going abroad on holiday simply wasn’t possible for the vast majority. Now, I couldn’t imagine a life where you couldn’t simply hop on a plane and get far, far away.

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  • Jasveer Sidhu

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to life at Market Gravity I was a market researcher, working with media, technology and FMCG brands. Projects were varied in brief and methodology, but always centered providing insight (and data) to answer key business questions.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    How do consumers think, how to contextualize a dataset, or how did I make that cheesecake! I am also known as a good listener, so I am often the person to come to for outside advice or just a good chat and cuppa!

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Making the most of London, going on long walks or cycle rides exploring new areas is pretty high on my list. I fill the rest of my time outside of work with eating/cooking, sports – mainly watching nowadays, and my two little brothers who keep me up-to-date with all the pre-teen trends!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Of course, I am constantly amazed at the technological and social realms at the moment, everything is so progressive and once in a while a total innovation comes along that redirects and reshapes things. But I have to say one of my all-time favourite innovations is the Peter’s projection. A map projection that represents landmasses based on their physical size, reducing distortion of landmasses further from the equator as the longstanding Mercator projection did. The Peter’s projection opened up maps to a new arena of uses and meanings.

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  • Mikael Hörnaeus

    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    Mostly prototyping, UX and visual design for all things digital.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I played a lot of music in a lot of cities and countries. I also freelanced as a designer and worked with PR.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    How to make ideas and concepts come to life using technology and design, how to animate stuff in a certain way, or how to make that $*&@£$ piece of software do what you want it to do.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Reading, going to White Hart Lane, producing music, figuring out where to take my girlfriend in London, cooking, hacking (not the illegal, bad kind) the list goes on!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Probably the guitar. It’s what's been with me the longest, and it's the most beautiful creative tool I can think of (albeit there are some horrible exceptions to the rule).

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  • Simon Jakobsson

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I help design and improve user experiences within Market Gravity’s Tech & Prototyping team where I also assist in managing the team and making sure the people are growing, having fun, and producing great prototypes.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I was a goldsmith for a long time, then I went on to art direction and digital advertising for entertainment. I played a lot of drums, and there was more often than not a camera by my side. I spent a little time doing volunteer work as well.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    They mostly ask for my ideas for making things better. If the thing is design, concept, or working culture related I am fortunately often able to provide them with a decent answer.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Burritos, travel, sitcoms, friends and family. Not necessarily in that order.

    What is your favorite innovation?

    There was an animal shelter a while back who installed a robotic arm with a webcam attached. The arm was controlled via a website, so users could pick up a tennis ball online and play fetch with a dog in the shelter in real life. Innovation, to me, should aim to make life better.

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  • Sophie Brooks

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before I joined Market Gravity, I worked as a CSR propositions manager for a large telecommunications company, creating and running a portfolio of free tools and services offered to charities. Prior to that, I set up a company offering interactive language classes to professionals in their workplace. I also spent a few years working as an account manager to French clients in the financial services sector.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Most often it’s ‘how do I say this in French / Spanish?’ I also often get asked for help to proof read documents or to phrase things in a clear way. I’m a good listener, so outside of work my friends often use me as a sounding board for advice or just a chat over coffee.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love to travel and explore new places, whether it’s a trip to somewhere new in the UK on the weekend, or a longer trip somewhere further-flung. If I get to use my languages and see the sun, it’s an added bonus! When in London, I love to spend time catching up with friends over a glass of wine in the South Bank.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s got to be the internet. It’s amazing how much we now rely on the fact that we can find out the answer to anything in an instant! It has completely revolutionised the way we communicate, shop, store and access information, and so much else. I don’t know how we managed without it!

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  • Tammo Wiersum

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    After graduating from university in Rotterdam, I decided to move to London, where I worked as a barista and sent out applications in my free time. When a friend mentioned he might have an interesting project for me to work on, I leapt at the opportunity. I was offered an internship on the back of that project and I haven’t looked back since.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    It can be anything really. From the amazing properties of the mantis shrimp, to what common phrases are in casinos, to how to make the perfect flat white. There are also work-related questions of course and given my background, my area of expertise is business information management.

    What's your passion outside of work?

    My passion is discovering new places, food and people. I like to travel as much as possible, but I’m also FOB (Fresh-Off-the-Boat) here in London, so the city is still really new and interesting to me. I spend a lot of my free time wandering around, getting lost and finding places I haven’t explored yet.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Aviation, because it makes it possible for us to travel around the world in no time at all. It has never been easier for people to go to any place on earth they care to. So many places and so little time! 

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  • Dan Avery

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I was part of the high-growth start-up, Peppersmith, making better things in the world of confectionery. There were five of us doing things differently in a slow and consolidated industry. I quickly learnt that there is always a way when you stay agile, resourceful and focused. Before this I cut my teeth at Accenture, consulting across a range of industries.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People like to run ideas past me - for my thoughts and/or advice on how to make ideas happen.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I love music (cheesy taste apparently)… and the outdoors, so sports like rowing and mountain biking go down very well. Rowing is brilliant when you are speeding down the Thames with your crew, sun beating down. I try not to think too much about the early weekend mornings!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Wireless tech because it simplifies so many things. I can connect my phone to my sound-system without any wires –  cheesy tunes without the faff.

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  • Paul Hamilton

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve spent half my working life overseas, living and working in Europe, North & South America and in the Middle East, doing a mix of consulting and entrepreneurial start-ups. My consulting experience has been with both top tier global firms and with small boutiques, and the start-ups included an online language school and a Brazilian craft beer.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’ve worked in a wide range of industries in very different cultures so can often bring a different perspective to issues. I also seem to have a sixth sense for finding really nice bars and restaurants pretty much anywhere I go, so frequently get asked for recommendations.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Exploring. Not quite the Ranulph Fiennes type exploring, but walking around cities I’m visiting and going down streets I usually pass by to find out what’s down there. Surprisingly often it turns out there’s a really nice bar or restaurant down there.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The jet engine. I love travelling and experiencing different places and cultures. If I’d have  had to do it by boat, or on horseback, it would have been impossible to visit even 10% of the places I’ve been to. 

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  • George Phillips

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before joining MG, I worked at a boutique strategy house helping blue-chip clients to set strategic direction, refine their core value proposition and grow the value of their intangible assets. Prior to that I worked at a cleantech innovation and strategy consultancy on everything from influencing national energy innovation policies, to advising corporates on launching new energy technologies and developing investment cases for start-ups.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I enjoy accumulating random facts on business, culture and society, and people often use me a source of lateral thinking or a place to challenge assumptions  – asking ‘why’ can be very powerful.

     What is your passion outside of work?

    I spend my time exploring. It amazes me how much there is to see in London. It’s a city full of variety, history and hidden gems. When I get tired of exploring, there is nowhere I’d rather be than surfing at a beach in Cornwall or racing in a triathlon. I’ve also taken up carpentry as I want to do more with my hands!

     What is your favourite innovation?

    There are too many to choose from! As a geographer at heart I find the utility and design of signs fascinating, especially how they can become part of culture; the London Underground being a prime example. However the innovation I find most interesting is the humble battery. Batteries have helped to truly transform the global economy, facilitating the development of countless technologies over the past 100 years. Yet batteries are being outpaced by this change. Think how long your iPhone does (or doesn’t!) last before it needs another charge. Innovating a small scale, low cost, long life energy storage solution could facilitate another 100 years of transformation and I find this very exciting.

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  • Saurav Chaudhuri

    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m a Principal in the business and run client engagements across the full lifecycle of MG’s suite of services. I help clients, their teams and my colleagues be brilliant! I work with them to identify commercial opportunities to delight customers, design the end-to-end experiences that will delight them, understand the operational implications of delivering the proposition including aligning the internal stakeholder network. Once we’ve built up momentum and excitement to launch a proposition I help clients take it to market.

     What did you do before Market Gravity?

    A career consultant, I co-founded Edengene where I led growth and innovation projects in multiple sectors, such as power and gas, telecoms, and consumer goods. I then moved to Capgemini Consulting to lead large-scale business transformations and turnarounds in Oil and Gas as well as the public sector.  After a brief interlude freelancing, where I worked with MG, I joined HP Enterprise Services as Director of Digital Transformation Consulting. Ultimately the pull of MG was too great and I returned. It’s all been about creating maximum value for clients and producing tangible business outcomes rather than PowerPoint decks.

     What do people come to you to ask?

    It usually begins with, “How do I…” and ends with, “…crack a big, complex problem?” Often people will ask me the most direct route to getting something done bearing in mind the inherent complexity of the situation, spanning people, process, and technology. I’m often asked about how to build high performing teams, or typically to build them and stand back and watch in contented awe as my ‘kids’ grow up, walk and then run on their own. Other than that people tend to ask me about 80s trivia, movie one-liners and rugby stats.

     What is your passion outside of work?

    My young family (two daughters aged five and seven months at the time of writing) keep me on my toes with reading, bath time, bedtime, shoulder-riding, blowing raspberries on tummies and general Dad tom-foolery. I am an avid collector of Marvel comics and have a mint condition collection dating back to 1977. I enjoy watching movies, butchering my favourite songs at karaoke, cooking, shouting at the TV during current affairs programmes, watching rugby, and lifting weights in the Spartan confines of my garage.

     

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Animation. Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and Stan Lee all used animation to tell stories in ways that changed the way we look at the world, unshackled by the constraints of space, time and the laws of science. They unleashed their creativity to create new worlds resulting in enduring stories and characters that continue to captivate the imagination of young and old, transcending generations. Hey, it gave us Foghorn Leghorn!

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  • James Carlyle

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Most recently I worked for a consultancy firm, designing Innovation Workshops for cross-industry FTSE 100 clients. My work centred around creatively presenting the latest consumer, business and technology insights to C-suite audiences, helping them to plan inventive strategies to thrive in this changing world.

    A few of the topics I’ve helped businesses explore include how to become a digital retail leader, the future of healthcare, the digital justice system and ‘the pub of the future’ (a personal highlight).

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m constantly searching for the latest and greatest in new ideas and thinking, and as a result I’ve got hundreds of case studies and precedents milling around in my head. If you need a new perspective on how someone in a different industry/country has tackled a problem or opportunity then hopefully I can help!

    What's your passion outside of work?

    Boxing – there’s nothing like getting punched in the head to keep new ideas and innovations flowing!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    There are so many to choose from, but I find the ideas that make true evangelists out of their customers the most compelling. I’ve become a total AirBnb fanboy, telling anyone and everyone how great the service is to use – it’s amazing how a platform that relies so heavily on services that its users provide has disrupted both the hotel industry and the basic way that people holiday. Weird, wacky and wonderful locations at rock bottom prices, the sharing economy in action.

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  • Toby Wood

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining Market Gravity I was in the Sales and Marketing capability team of a global management consultancy, working on strategy and transformation projects for clients across the Consumer Products, Retail and Utilities sectors. Before that my experience includes marketing and business development roles: four years at BT, and two years with a small business services firm, owned by my family.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I love working on how to grow businesses. In a work context I mostly get asked about providing structured answers to complex problems, and building delivery plans. Outside of work I get regular calls from my parents asking how to use the technology from around their house – managing digital photos is a particular challenge…

    What is your passion outside of work?

    My main passion is playing sport. In the winter that means football, riding, and skiing. In the summer, whenever possible, I’ll hit the beach and go surfing.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I’m particularly intrigued by disruptive innovations. One of my favourites is the Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner. James Dyson’s company provides a brilliant story of a design led innovation, which transformed the vacuum cleaner category, creating one of today’s most exciting British companies. I’m reminded of it each time I drive past the empty Hoover building on the A4 out of London.

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  • Sandra Engstrom

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Worked as an Interaction Designer at a design firm in Stockholm.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    UX methods and Interaction Design! Besides that I’m a hobby philosopher, so maybe you want to ask me about some theory I made up.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Photography, running, yoga and cooking all kinds of vegetables. 

    What is your favourite innovation?

    In general things that can make our lives and the world better. Particularly interesting right now is hardware that tracks sleep/stress/anxiety and match you with cognitive behavioral therapy software.

     

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  • Nicola Cordice

    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I am the Financial Controller

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before MG Before MG I worked as FC for an award winning Experiential Media Company  Previously I have worked as FD or FC across a number of industry sectors  including Pharmaceuticals ,Digital Television, Theatrical Production,  Music and Entertainment, and  Advertising  Media & Marketing.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    To talk through things, my friends tell me I am good at looking at things from different perspectives without bias, and as many view me as having  a creative streak I also get asked to help fix or create things  from general DIY to baking or cooking for social gatherings

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Arts and Craft,  Travel and Theatre -  I enjoy making things and have an active interest in trying new crafts , I  am a  keen sugar crafter and  enjoy visiting museums and galleries for inspiration  I also find it almost impossible to pass a bookshop without going in.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    There are many but the ones that fascinate me most are the scientific innovations - but if I had to pick one that has held my imagination for as long as I can remember then it would be

    Microscopy – To me it is a magical wonder - every time I look at a super magnified image of something that would otherwise be invisible to my human eye, every time I think about the advances in medical science that have been enabled since the invention of the magnifying glass I am left in awe – innovations in microscopy is and are changing the way I am able to view the world around me every day. 

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  • Ali Azeem

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I come from a consulting background, where I used to advise large companies on strategic decisions about their brands and propositions. As a Director, I worked across different sectors with clients that included Apple, LinkedIn, Barclays, and BT.

    A few years back I moved my focus into early stage companies after setting up a tech start-up. During this time I ran a consulting agency that helped launch and developing around 10 new start-ups over 2 years. My focus was using insight, financials and customer feedback to develop a strong proposition and business model.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Aside from good holiday suggestions, I’m often asked about research given my experience at Millward Brown Optimor (WPP). I help find a way to bring the customer insight home through the right type of research, and the right type of questioning.

    I’m also asked about evaluating the financials of a new proposition, from how to structure an estimate, to developing robust cash flow models. It makes the years of studying to be a Chartered Management Accountant feel worth it!

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m quite the technophile. I love to see how technology is changing the world we live in, and enjoy being at the forefront of what’s happening. This includes getting involved in organisations like TechCast, which look at where technology is going over the next 50 years.

    I also take an interest in politics, particularly on policy impacting the economy. As part of this, I chair a think-tank called City Future, where we bring together senior politicians and those that work in the City of London.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    I’m a big fan of VR headsets, like Oculus Rift. It’s still early days, but I think the idea of a fully immersive environment is greatly appealing. This could be a great tool for connecting people, cutting the need for air travel, and developing stronger relationships between people around the world. Much more than this however, is that it means we can play some pretty awesome video games – Mario Kart VR anyone?

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  • Carlene Carter

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I spent 9 years working for a brand strategy agency.  It was a start-up agency with a highly established professional team. My role combined front of office and finance.  The team were small but highly eminent professionals, the clients were big and sometimes famous and we certainly punched above our weight. 

    What do people come to me and ask for

    My friends think I’m the voice of reason and that I’m calm and sensible.  I don’t mince my words so friends know I’m going to keep it real – so usually my friends seek advice on a broad scope of things, from career advice to relationship advice.  Also because of my background in finance I’m asked anything from what is the percentage of this to why is my tax code X

    What is your passion outside work?

    I love watching movies especially the kind that have you gripping on the edge of your seat and also the ones that you laugh out loud as well as have you hoping no one in the cinema sees your sore eyes because you’ve cried so much.  When I’m not laughing or crying at the cinema, I love singing and walking but not at the same time for fear of being classified insane!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Thank heavens for Satellite Navigation; I would be literally lost without that little voice telling me when to turn and which lane I should be in.  A few years ago I drove not only with the biggest A to Z ever but also with a magnifying glass so that I could read the small print – I feel liberated now that I always have my sat nav with me.

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  • David Cowser

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As a Principal Consultant I lead growth and innovation projects. Working collaboratively with clients, we help to develop innovation strategies, consumer propositions, identify development roadmaps and launch fully operational businesses within large corporate clients.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to Market Gravity I spent 3 years at a growth strategy consultancy in London, leading the delivery of brand, growth, innovation and competitor strategies for drinks firms like Diageo and Red Bull. Before that, I worked in the Strategy practice of Accenture for over 6 years, helping FTSE 100 financial services and energy firms define their corporate and functional growth strategy.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Lots of things. In work it’s normally for ideas on a problem they’re looking to solve, or structuring an approach, that kind of thing.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Taking big trips to far away sunny places. Squash, golf, maybe some tennis. Constantly trying sort out my decaying flat… there’s currently a massive damp patch in the middle of a wall…

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s going to make me sound lazy, but I’m going for the TV. Imagine a life without one? We’d all sit around looking at each other. Madness.

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  • Boris Guyon-Pelfrene

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m one of a team of UX Designers in MG’s new Tech and Prototyping department.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before I joined Market Gravity, I was part of the “New Tech and IP” department in advertising agency AMV BBDO, as one of two digital designers. Our focus was to create platforms and services, using disruptive tech, that would help innovate a company’s brand in a much more different fashion than traditional advertisement.

    Two such examples would be creating a data analytics app that uses a design-first philosophy, and an emotional tracking platform that was used to dynamically highlights of the full video created from the Mercedes-Benz World Driving Experience.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Usually people come to me to ask about how to make a particular software work, and, usually, I can answer them! On top of insights from a design perspective on how things should look, interact, and overall be presented.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Outside of work, my passion has to be video games. Not just playing them, mind you, but the actual making of them. In particular is the User Interface Design that, for me, represents a very postmodern art form.

    Unlike the necessity to appeal and be usable for large audiences of all interests and backgrounds that phone interfaces and computer interfaces usually have to deal with, video game UI can as much be an artistic statement as it is a functional representation of data.

    From steampunk-inspired, to incredibly minimalistic, to skeuomorphic, the possibilities are endless, and are much less dictated by technological trends than their mainstream counterparts.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    My favourite innovation has got to be 3D printing. When I had first heard about it, I couldn’t really conceptualise something printing in 3 dimensions, then only a few months later it hit me of all the possibilities it could bring about in the present and near future. From 3D printed prosthetics to 3D printed food…

    Print all the things!

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  • Katie Small

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before joining MG I worked at a business strategy consultancy focusing on the management, design and delivery of strategy and marketing projects for a wide range of multi-nationals including InterContinental Hotels Group and Diageo.
    I worked with a range of stakeholders to address a variety of marketing and strategy challenges including the development of corporate, brand, portfolio and market strategies and innovation and proposition toolkits.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I am often asked how to use data to tell the story.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Adventuring and eating. Exploring new places in the UK and abroad and discovering new restaurants and cuisines.
    And sweets... I have a dangerously sweet tooth so bring me a bag of Percy Pigs and I’ll help you out with whatever you need!

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Google Maps. It has significantly improved the ease at which we can move around. With a smartphone and some signal you can instantly find out where you are and how to get to wherever you need to go. Using multiple sources of information including the phones of those around you, as well photos taken by the Street View vans, it’s useful all over the globe (providing you are not in a signal black hole) and encourages spontaneity. Quick detour to Easter Island anyone?

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  • Kristen Allerton

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I spent four years working as a management consultant at a global consulting firm. My role focused on growth strategy as well as some applied, more operational strategy for a range of clients in the healthcare, telecoms, financial services and sustainability industries.  I had the unique opportunity at the consultant level to provide quite a bit of business development support alongside my client engagements, giving me great exposure to the market and senior client conversations.

    What do people come to me and ask for?

    In both my personal and professional life, people come to me as a sounding board to vent their problems because I always offer very honest, rational and non-judgmental guidance.  One could say I like to be forthcoming and choose to tackle issues head on.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I like to be physically active most days and do so mainly through yoga, running and cycling.  Skiing, which I have done for most of my life, is the greatest outdoor pursuit and I try to squeeze a few trips in a year.  I generally travel as much as possible – 35 countries under my belt to date but I still have a long list to work through.  I am also near-addicted to Thai food.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Uber, hands down.  In such a hectic and spread out city like London, Uber has offered up a significantly more affordable way to get around. I find myself venturing out to places I might not normally go because of ease and comfort of transport (I try to avoid taking the tube on the weekend). 

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  • Robin Scarborough

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?
     
    I'm a Partner and Managing Director, leading the operations of the London office. I also lead client engagements, which have included new growth strategy and execution projects across a range of industries. A highlight has been helping a big UK bank launch a new direct savings business into another European market, where we supported them all the way from entry strategy through to launch.
     
    What did you do before Market Gravity?
     
    Immediately before joining I did an MBA at HEC Paris, during which I worked in the strategy team of a German solar panel manufacturer. Prior to that, I was at Aviva for six years, mostly in marketing, and business development at Bluecycle, a corporate venture in the insurance salvage industry.
     
    What do people come to you to ask?
     
    I get asked about developing new propositions and ventures in big companies and how to turn an idea on a piece of paper into a real business. I also talk to people about innovation culture and team capability development. 
     
    What is your passion outside of work?
     
    I love getting out of the city and into the hills on my mountain bike – there are some pretty good spots just outside London.  I also have a young family who keep me busy and well entertained. 
     
    What is your favourite innovation?
     
    It’s not popular at the moment but it has to be the internal combustion engine. Where would we be without it?
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  • Kirsten McIntyre

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Before Market Gravity I worked as a digital strategy consultant for six years, helping clients use digital to engage effectively with their customers, developing customer insight, marketing strategies and experiences, and implementation planning. I worked across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare and entertainment.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m pretty excited about the benefit of bringing detailed customer insight into the design process, whether that’s at the start of the process, uncovering unmet needs or testing and iterating concepts, propositions, experiences and prototypes to help improve the end product (or service). I’m often asked to help structure all elements of the customer insight process, from set-up to analysis and interpretation. I’m also pretty handy with anything digital – from digital experience design and prototyping to digital marketing strategies and plans.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    You can usually find me out and about in London, eating in restaurants, watching films in the cinema and plays in the theatre, visiting exhibitions and museums, laughing at comedy, or cheering at gigs.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s difficult to pick just one, I like innovations that are simple and make my life easier. Spotify and Netflix in particular come to mind for their obvious benefits. I also really admire how they transformed the way we consume content, in an industry frustrated by DRM complexities.

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  • Paul Bowman

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I’ve pretty much spent most of my career developing and delivering new propositions.  I’ve done this for big companies, small companies and for myself in China.  The successes (and of course failures) I’ve experienced along the way has taught me two important lessons;  SIMPLIFICATION and MOMENTUM are key to developing and delivering new propositions.

    What do people come to you to ask for?

    Creative thinking.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    That’s an easy one.  Watching my two boys Jake and Oli grow up and being totally amazed how technology and social media is so integral to their everyday lives.

    What’s your favourite innovation?

    That’s a tough one.  I love Amazon for its brutal simplicity.  Nearer to home I love Chop Cloc.  It’s one of a host of new energy efficient solutions that’s really simple to use, plus it’s a home grown British innovation, which is fantastic. 

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  • Annika Bruysten

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    My background lies in combining business thinking with design insight. I worked for various design and innovation consultancies in Germany, Spain and the UK bridging the abyss between business and design. My clients included bluechips such as Intel, Vodafone and BBVA, as well as governmental and educational institutions.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Friends and family often seek me out for gift ideas, which means that during the holidays I often end up helping everyone to wrap their presents and orchestrating the whole experience. In a professional context I get asked about applying ethnographic research methodologies to business problems and how to frame immersive customer research propositions.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I am very passionate about crafting, cooking, baking, repairing little fiddly things and making stuff in general. I always have some little project or other going on and love having friends over to celebrate a good meal. Currently I am experimenting with Arduino, an open-source single-board microcontroller, that was developed to make physical computing accessible to designers. By attaching sensors and interfaces to the arduino you can create interactive objects and environments.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    This is in a constant shift. Currently I am fascinated by innovative ways of connecting things and making them talk, so chirp.io is quite high on my list right now. It is an app that enables you to share things by turning your data into sound. Anything that has a speaker can "chirp" data - essentially turning it into a song. This song can then be decoded by anyone with the app. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_mvmu8wgRI&feature=related

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  • Martin Moores

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I’m a designer working across digital and print projects.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I started out as a print designer working for various companies as well as a freelancer working for my own clients. I have also taught myself digital skills and have designed and built several websites for my own business.

    What do people come to me and ask for?

    Anything and everything design, I liase across departments to create whatever is required bringing ideas to life on page and on screen.

    What is your passion outside work?

    I recently built my own bike and very much enjoy riding it as much as I can.  I also like to keep active by playing squash and going swimming as well as catching up with family and friends.

    What is your favorite innovation?

    Wireless technology, it has completely changed the way we go about our everyday lives.  From reading the news on your smart phone deep underground, contactless payments, wireless charging and wearable technology. Who knows what the future hold? 

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  • Fiona Elkins

    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    I'm responsible for bringing Market Gravity's own story to life through marketing communications, increasing brand awareness and understanding of our unique value proposition.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    After years in PR, I got my first marketing management role through eavesdropping on a conversation in Sydney!  I worked for several years in the hospitality and travel technology sectors, planning and delivering strategic international marketing programmes.  I also worked as a Senior Account Manager for an integrated marketing agency for a year and more recently for a brand design agency in London, bring their brand story to life. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Professionally - all things related to marketing!

    With friends - anything!  Most popularly- photography, travel, nutrition and exercise or where to go in London when visiting.

    What's your passion outside of work?

    Organic food, fresh air and photography. I’m a fidget and don't sit still for long. I love exploring new places, exhibitions, chatting to new people and exercising. Oh, eating and making raw chocolate too.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Photography. Since the first (earliest known) photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, photography has shaped our understanding and perception of the world and its historic events.  Seconds pass never to be lived again, but can be captured forever in an image. Amazing.

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  • Gideon Hyde

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    What do you do at Market Gravity?

    As a co-founder of the business I’m passionate about creating the best Growth and Innovation business in the UK and beyond. This starts with hiring and nurturing the very best people, which I oversee in my role as the People Partner. I also spend a lot of my time with clients, designing new customer propositions and figuring out how to get them quickly to market to have real impact.

    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    It’s all been about creating value for customers. After Uni I worked in advertising, managing established brands and launching new ones. Post MBA I have focused on new business creation, helping big corporates develop and launch new propositions into the market. I also had a brief entrepreneurial stint of setting up a healthy fast food franchise.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    Mostly big, challenging, open ended questions like, “what’s our vision for the future?”; “how can we delight our customers”? and “how should we organise ourselves for growth?”. The cool thing about what we do is it’s all about the future ... you can’t just analyse your way to the answers, it needs to be designed and then acted upon.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love being in the Alps, either skiing in the winter or walking in the summer. I’m also learning to play guitar so I can relive 80s rock ballads in the comfort of my living room.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Nespresso ... it’s so simple and gets me going in the mornings!

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  • Tim Mueller

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG I worked as a Product Designer and Innovation Consultant, where I developed new products and services for Blue Chip companies and start-ups in various sectors including FMCG, Retail, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I’m a pretty hands-on and visual person. People often ask me to turn their ideas into something tangible and real. This can range from sketching and graphic design to producing working prototypes. I get a real kick out of creating something real.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I love hiking and deep sea fishing in my second home New Zealand. Back in London, I try and keep up with the art and design scene and create things of my own.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    The humble paper clip. I think it encompasses everything a new product or service should entail. It’s so simple and functional and uses a material in such a perfect way. We might take it for granted, but fundamentally it is the products like the paper clip that we don’t notice but accept in our daily lives that are truly innovative.

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  • Fiona Manders

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    I have a media/marketing background having worked as a media planner at Universal McCann for 5 years. During this time I gained experience across all aspects of media planning and buying, focusing in particular on digital comms strategies for FMCG, Luxury, and Financial sectors. Whilst studying Economics at university, and before its demise, I also spent a brief amount of time at Lehman Brothers.

    What do people come to you to ask?

    I am an avid internet shopper, and as a consequence a good bargain hunter. Friends often ask me for advice on where to find things, and I am always happy to help out.

    What is your passion outside of work?

    Films and travelling. I love dreaming of or visiting different places and countries. Sadly I’m not a great cook, so leave my other passion food to eating out and trying new foods.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    Search engines.
    With the help of Google I have just discovered that there are currently 644 million active web pages online, and that there are an additional 150,000 web pages created daily. There is so much information available to us via the internet, which would be so chaotic without the help of search engines.Not only can it help you answer a difficult pub quiz question, it also facilitates almost everything we do. For example in just a few quick searches I have found out that Luck Chip E2 9AG is currently voted the best place to go for a burger in London. I’ve booked a table, sent directions to a friend and have also checked out film times in the area in less than 5 minutes. Simples.

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  • Eirik Wiig

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    What did you do before Market Gravity?

    Prior to joining MG, I worked for Arthur D. Little, a management consultancy, doing projects in the intersection of technology, innovation and strategy. My background is in design, so one of the key reasons for joining MG was its combination of creative and commercial capabilities which I believe are so powerful for creating great innovations. 

    What do people come to you to ask?

    People often use me as a sounding board to help them better understand and decide how they should move forward, or for my opinion on an issue they are reflecting on. Typically I find that asking them good questions has much more impact than when I offer my suggestions. 

    What is your passion outside of work?

    I’m still in awe over London. It has so much to offer. A lot of my time out of work is spent cycling around town and exploring all those weird and wonderful things that London is full of. I also spend many of my weekends abroad – visiting friends, seeing my family in Norway and discovering new cities. Despite being a semi-obsessed cyclist here, I never seem to cycle in other cities. I prefer to just wander off and get utterly lost. It’s the best way to stumble over the inevitable highlight of the trip.

    What is your favourite innovation?

    It’s an easy answer really – the bicycle. I’m thinking primarily about the modern incarnation, but I would simply love to have the chance to try the penny-farthing. The bike is the best, cheapest, fastest and by far the most enjoyable way to get around. In the city, in the country side, going up steep mountains or trying not to fall down on dirt tracks. Imagine a world without cars but where everybody biked – what a world!  

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