Amiweb was created after various people independently reached the same conclusion – that business information in companies, large and small, is a growing mess. Whilst computers can handle any volume of information, we humans tend to have a limit on how much we can handle before losing track. Worse, some of us are even giving up trying to keep in touch with the wave of information – via email, collaboration tools and the web – that’s now hitting us.
Tools that should enable us to filter and manage this deluge are themselves getting more complex and intimidating. Our founding team has a rich background at the cutting edge of consumer and enterprise businesses. Amiweb is mistakenly thought to be named after Amit, but in reality it’s based on the French word for friend – ami(e)!
Amit spent a successful decade at the cutting edge of social computing and enterprise technology consulting. His clients included blue chips, some of the largest law firms in the world and many multi-national corporates and institutions. He brings a wide array of technical, usability and consulting skills to Amiweb. He leads product development and sales.
Gareth works with growing businesses that are doing innovative things in the digital world. He also has roles at sofa.com and Newspaper Club, is a partner in RIG and edits The Dabbler. Over the course of his career he’s worked in consumer goods, manufacturing, investment banking and retail. When he can get away he messes around on a sheep farm.
Gerard is focussed on providing insight and expertise to help organisations manage their knowledge more efficiently and cost effectively. Having worked at PwC for 16 years, where he had been specialising in knowledge management for 9 years, he has spent 3 years at Linklaters as the Head of Knowledge. His core competency is managing global and multi-disciplinary teams focussing on changing ideas into real solutions that can be rolled out and utilised. He uses the cultural diversity inherent to global organisations to ensure solutions are representative of the organisation and deliver organisational value. He has practical experience in providing advice and support on knowledge strategies (specialising in multi-jurisdictional networks), financial investments and metrics, implementation priorities, implementation roadmaps and organisational structures.
Elaine has over 30 years of experience in strategic/business planning, business change management, interim management, programme/project management, information systems strategies and implementation, for multi-million pound organisations and projects in the private and public sectors in the UK and overseas. She held a non-exec role on the Steering Board and Audit Committee of Companies House for 8 years. Elaine qualified as an accountant (FCMA) and PRINCE2 practitioner. Working at a senior level, as a management consultant with KPMG for 6.5 years and then as an independent, her clients include: UK Civil Aviation Authority, France Telecom-Orange, manufacturing and financial services organisations, the Treasury, Cabinet Office, House of Commons, UK Atomic Energy Authority, United Nations Geneva, the Accountancy bodies, UK and overseas central government departments, executive agencies and trading funds.