Who We Are

Our associates are internationally experienced, multi-disciplinary, and
RESULTS-DRIVEN

Networked Domain Expertise

Our associates retain deep domain knowledge & productive personal networks

Chris
Crawford

Managing Partner

For over 20 years Mr. Crawford has been developing integrated, digitally-based solutions for various industries including aerospace, governments, utilities, telecoms and transportation. He has held various senior level positions, including Head of Innovation & Knowledge Management for the world’s largest manufacture of passenger rail, Bombardier Transportation. Chris is a consummate entrepreneur who is continually advancing innovations while remaining focused on driving customer value. He is a results-driven, internationally experienced executive, influencer, communicator, strategist, team builder.

Serge
Van Themsche

Associate Partner

Serge Van Themsche is a consultant in the area of automation, energy and transportation. He held senior executive positions in these sectors, managing projects and people worldwide. He participated actively in several European funded projects (e.g.: Protectrail and SECUR-ED) and managed projects specialized in system integration, security, IT and services. Lately, his subject of interest has been electrical unmanned vehicles, on which he wrote a book (the Advent of Unmanned Electric Vehicles), white papers and several online articles.

Terry
Key

Associate Partner

Terry brings extensive background in Network Engineering and Professional Services. He has held leadership roles in Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, FORE Systems (Ericcson) Marconi, VT iDirect, & Accel Networks.

His expertise in Government contracting, Enterprise, and Commerical accounts has made him a subject matter expert for our customers to come to when dealing within Energy, Environmental, Safety & Health, SATCOM, Wireless Solutions, & Intelligent Transportation Systems and Professional Services.


Carlo
Dambra

Associate Partner

Carlo brings decades of experiences in management of research and development cooperation projects, and National and European Commission fund raising for R&D projects.

Funded projects ex-post and exante evaluation
Railway security and safety
Evaluation of European Commission FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7 project proposals

Specialties: Project management
R&D advisory and consultancy
Risk assessment
Railway security
Railway safety

Our Expertise

Digital Security

The threats are real and we are reminded daily of malice that the unscrupulous wish to inflict. Every digital strategy must start with the main tenant that the data asset needs to be protected—at all times. From this starting point, a digital strategy can emerge that is rooted in an end-to-end framework of digital security.

Cognitive Systems

Data without analytics is a wasted opportunity. How to reap the benefit boils down to your analytics strategy. It is through the continued advancement of automated and semi-automated analysis of the data that value will be generated. This entails the application of machine learning, neural and deep learning, and artificial intelligence to continually analyze the data pools to extract insights and value.

Transportation Systems

Economic, environmental, and societal progress is tightly coupled with efficient and accessible transportation systems. The fluidity of people and parcels is of critical importance, as both are increasingly placing heavy burdens on aging infrastructure. Our team has extensive experience in the development and implementation of digital solutions that enhance the competitiveness of transportation systems.

Knowledge Management

A digital transformation is a journey, not and end point. As such, the continual development of digital-based capabilities requires the transfer and sharing of knowledge amongst various stakeholders in the ecosystem. This is not simple file sharing or shared file folders, it is a holistic approach that enables real-time access to relevant information and experts that can be leveraged to master the task at hand.

EU R&D Funding

"The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global.”—European Commission. Considering this, the EC has set forth ambitious goals that are supported by R&D Funding programs such as Horizon 2020. Our team has extensive experience in obtaining R&D funding and subsequently managing these projects through to success. These include projects such as PROTECTRAIL, SECUR-ED, and CyberROAD.

Project Management

As with any new initiative, it is necessary to move the idea, innovation, or prototype into production. We have extensive international experience in moving from concept through to industrialization and operations. Our team has a proven track record of successful innovative-project implementations..

Engaging us is simple

1 We start with an initial consultation to understand if there is a fit.


2 We review the opportunity with our Associate Partners to confirm interest and offering.


3 We present a proposal outlining our services and solutions offering.