Lord Stafford Awards, Fintech, Fintech Challenge and Innovate UK

Our history and achievements

Logical Glue was initially conceived as a result of successful collaboration between industry and academia to research and develop new computational intelligence combinations and techniques to achieve greater uplift and transparency in the accuracy and performance of incumbent predictive analytics systems.

The resulting system won the Lord Stafford Award for Achievement in Innovation and the foundation techniques are now the subject of a global patent, as well as being integrated within the Logical Glue platform. In 2013, Logical Glue were awarded a SMART grant to develop the Logical Glue platform for the creation and deployment of superior predictive analytics, making it easier than ever before to go from raw data to accurate models that can be used in real-time.

As Logical Glue evolved the platform, we were selected by thought leading blue chip organisations to participate in Innovation programs, both in the 2013 inaugural Dassault Systemes 3D Fintech Challenge and the 2014 Accenture led Fintech Innovation program, where the team worked intensively with 12 global banks over 3 months to validate and enhance the value proposition.

The people behind Logical Glue

Colin Magee, CEO

Colin Magee, CEO

Colin has been leading high performance teams and growing predictive analytics software businesses for over 15 years. He previously served as VP Sales and Marketing at Revolution Analytics (acquired by Microsoft in 2015) and Insightful Corp as VP Europe (acquired by Tibco in 2008). Colin has worked with companies in multiple sectors to deliver maximum value from predictive analytics, from Financial Services to Life Sciences, including blue-chip companies and SMEs.

Hani Hagras, Chief Science Officer

Hani Hagras, Chief Science Officer

Hani is a world leading expert in Fuzzy Logic systems and computational intelligence methods, author of several books and over 250 papers.  He is a Professor and the Director of the Computational Intelligence Centre at the University of Essex and he is a Fellow of the IEEE and IET.  His extensive work in computational intelligence methods, at the cutting edge of many of the advances in predictive analytics over the past decade, has led directly to the IP used in the Logical Glue platform for feature selection, neural networks, fuzzy logic and powerful ensemble models.

Bob De Caux, Principal Consultant

Bob De Caux, Principal Consultant

Bob leads customer and partner engagements to advise on using companies' data assets for actionable prediction. Bob received a 1st in Mathematics from Cambridge University before spending six years working for Lehman Brothers, both in the Treasury department and on the Structured Finance desk where he was a director. Bob also loves quizzes and has appeared on several TV shows including University Challenge (as Southampton captain) and Countdown (five-time winner).

Jon Poulter, CTO

Jon Poulter, CTO

Jon is responsible for the company’s technology strategy and customer platform success. Prior to Logical Glue Jon was at Kaazing, a software company providing a high-performance Web and Mobile communication platform within the Financial Services, Transport and Logistics and Media Entertainment Industries, where he was responsible for both technical presales and delivery. Jon has also spent over 13 years designing and implementing mission-critical systems as developer, architect and manager for both in situ and distributed teams.

Jon Rimmer, UX Architect

Jon Rimmer, UX Architect

Jon is responsible for the user experience, design and implementation of the Logical Glue platform's front-end. Before coming to Logical Glue, he worked for companies including Moneysupermarket.com and Mando Group Ltd, where he designed and built websites and web applications across a variety of industries. After a taking a year out to travel the world, he joined Logical Glue to help make the company's vision of human-friendly data science a reality.

Chris West, Senior Developer

Chris West, Senior Developer

Chris leads the core development team, focusing on details from the accuracy of the algorithms through to the scalability and resilience of the platform. Chris has a degree in Computer Science, and has years of experience of building highly scalable systems, most recently for the BBC, where he worked on the metadata and transcode systems that power BBC iPlayer. When Chris is not coding for fun or profit he is usually riding a bike.