Larissa Suzuki, Technology Director
Dr Larissa Suzuki is an award-winning and passionate computer scientist, inventor and engineer. Leading our technology strategy
practice, with a particular emphasis on our Latin American projects and with significant experience of urban tech and cutting edge
data strategies for smart cities, her professional career includes roles with organisations including University College London, ARUP,
IBM, UK Government and the Bank of Brazil. She is an Honorary Researcher at UCL and has worked for Local Government
managing the development of technologies to support London’s growth and infrastructure delivery.
One of the UK’s leading young engineers, Larissa holds a PhD in Computer Science, an MPhil in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in
Computer Science and she has received numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions from MIT, Intel, Google, IBM, ACM,
Microsoft Research, Siemens, Brazilian Computer Society, EPSRC, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, McKinsey &
Company, We are The City and Inspiration Awards for Women.
She has published several research papers in leading academic journals, books and conferences, is a frequent conference speaker and is currently writing a book based on her PhD thesis; a work which has created the first Data Strategy for a city (London), and the Requirements Specifications for Urban Platforms, which has been adopted by over 30 European cities as part of the European Commission “Smart Cities and Communities” program. Larissa is a reviewer of the IEEE Computers Journal, the Journal of Digital Image (Springer), IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing, the Journal of Biological Systems and is the founder and chair of the Tech London Advocates group on Smart Cities.
Nicholas Miles, Associate
Dr Nicholas Miles is an accomplished economic planner and investment adviser with 35 years of experience formulating,
implementing and evaluating economic development strategies and investment projects in over 35 countries. Nicholas has worked
for private sector companies, national governments, and for development finance institutions including the EU and the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the UN and the UK central and local
He has worked in Asia, Africa and in Central, Eastern and Western Europe devising economic development programmes and
innovation strategies. He has brokered investment connections across countries, has undertaken economic visioning studies,
and has been involved in facilitation and institutional strengthening exercises for regional and city governments.
Nicholas has specific expertise in promoting the science, technology and innovation economy, having been Executive Director of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (O2C Arc), a strategic initiative, supported by three Regional Development Agencies, and designed “to create the most successful knowledge based economy in Europe”. Nicholas was also involved in the initial design for the Global Medical Excellence Cluster (London-Oxford-Cambridge). He holds BA and MA degrees from the universities of Durham (UK) and York (Toronto, Canada), and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Robin Daniels, Managing Director
"Robin Daniels is a big picture thinker with superb interpersonal skills. His ability to build bridges across disciplines and sectors
is absolutely first rate, and sorely needed to confront some of today's most pressing challenges."
Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Dr Robin Daniels leads the Redpill team as Founder and Managing Director. A seasoned business leader, strategist and
entrepreneur with a track record of driving rapid business growth and innovation across technologies, sectors and countries.
Robin was formerly with Magma Innovations, the global Smart City, Internet of Things and Integrated Mobility consultancy,
where he was Co-Founder and CEO. In this role he was responsible for leading the technology arm of Magma Group, the world’s
leading automotive services business. His personal expertise includes technology commercialisation, strategic partnership
development, deal structuring and execution, sales & marketing and technology investment.
Prior to Magma Innovations, Robin was an Advisory Board Member and Executive Vice President with Smart City software specialist and 2012 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Living PlanIT. Here he established and led global sales & marketing, corporate & business development and communications & PR.
Previously he was founding CEO of the Norwich Research Park, Europe’s largest single-site life science park and founding COO of the Centre for Scientific Enterprise Ltd, a joint venture between London Business School and University College London.
Robin has also held senior positions at Cambridge University, where he taught business leadership and innovation to executive Masters students and supervised Doctoral students researching technology entrepreneurship and investment. This followed an early career in production and general management roles, in the automotive and heavy engineering sectors.
He holds Bachelor's and Doctoral degrees in engineering and organisational psychology from Loughborough University, is a Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jörg Nowack, Strategy Director
Jörg leads our strategic and internationalisation work. He is a highly experienced strategy consultant and business leader with
specific expertise in areas including Corporate Planning and Strategic Intelligence, International Market Expansion, New Business
Creation / Corporate Venturing, M&A and the development of B2B Commercial Excellence.
Previously Jörg was VP Group Strategy for US multinational, TT Electronics, where he was responsible for improving and
orchestrating the Group-wide strategic planning cycle, defining and program-managing the portfolio of strategic growth initiatives
for the Group's 4 divisions and also including cross-divisional opportunities and spearheading market entry and expansion projects
in strategic growth markets; he project-managed a major strategic partnering project in China.
Earlier roles have included SVP Strategy, Partner-Projects Division for Schneider Electric, Head of Group Business Development
Office and Total Solutions Business Group for Hitachi Europe Ltd and Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Jörg
began his career with Philips, as an Innovation Project Manager.
Speaking German, French, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Italian and Japanese, Jörg holds an MEng in Engineering Physics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
Samuel Judah, Innovation Director
Samuel leads the conception and delivery of innovative solutions, enabling clients to gain or retain competitive advantage.
He has a track record of delivering industry firsts in numerous sectors from Automotive, Finance, Health and Fitness, Engineering
Services, Online Retail and the Social Housing Sector.
His breadth of experience combined with his natural inquisitiveness means he often has a refreshingly unconventional
approach to business challenges. Originally from Manufacturing and Engineering in the Automotive Industry, Samuel branched
out into Business Strategy and Innovation where he delivered unique vehicle portfolios and pioneered the consumer insight led
During previous senior roles with Magma Group Automotive and as European Director of Innovation at Ford Motor Company, he
has delivered numerous vehicle projects and cross-industry innovation masterclasses on consumer-centric innovation. He has also
developed and launched an innovative Health and Fitness product including setting up and running a global online retail business. His breadth of experience covers strategic and competitive assessment, consumer insight and analysis, idea creation through to manufacturing, launch, digital marketing, online retail and operational management.
Holding a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of East London, career achievements to date include leading the world’s 1st OEM Digital Retail Channel and developing the plan for a £47bn cumulative contribution to GDP via the creation of a new car company; creating the vision, vehicle portfolio definition, brand positioning and product and business assumptions. This formed the foundation of a proposal for the 1st domestic automotive company in Saudi Arabia and UAE.
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Rob Gardiner, Associate
Professor Rob Gardiner is a pioneer in the Telecommunications sector, with over fifty years of experience, initially working in the
Royal Navy and on classified Spread Spectrum technologies and advanced SONAR systems with the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
Upon joining Marconi Space & Defence Systems in the mid 1970’s he became involved in the R&D and T&C (Test and
Commissioning) of Stingray Torpedoes, Rapier Missiles, Ptarmigan Radio and Polaris systems.
Rob has held senior management, engineering and training roles in companies including Cable and Wireless, Marconi, Nortel,
Ericsson, Orange, T-Mobile and BT. Involved during the last 34 years with Cellular Systems, Rob was a Consultant Engineer
for Ericsson in Saudi Arabia on a 1G project and was invited back to the UK to join a start-up company – Vodafone.
Rob is a Professor of Mobile and Wireless Systems at the University of Suffolk, a Certified Professional Engineer and a Fellow of several professional institutions; the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, Institute of Telecommunications Professionals and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Sally Sinclair, Junior Associate
Sally Sinclair joined Redpill Group as a Junior Associate in July 2017, focused on the application of scientific and technological
innovation to pressing environmental challenges.
Leading our environmental and ecological field work, Sally is currently supporting our South American projects and researching
on site in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Previous work has included the support of research funding applications for the
Amazon Rainforest Conservation Company and Imperial College London.
Sally has travelled extensively as part of her work, including field trips across Central America and South East Asia. She has
worked for a year in Australia, at Monash University as part of her undergraduate degree, including support for a Platypus
monitoring programme and working as a herpetology PhD Field Assistant. Sally has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of
Exeter, where she founded the University Herpetology Society, and is a PADI registered Advanced Open Water Diver.