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Real time in store promotion experts

Formed to help Quick Service Restaurants and Food Retailers improve their Customer Experience using the latest digital technology.

What makes us unique?

Experience.

20 years ago we started our journey into digital in retail spaces.

London Underground Digital Advertising

Our directors defined and installed the digital advertising technology on the London Underground.
A complex system, breaking new ground, at scale.

Digital menus

From pilots in 2008 to running 1000's of digital menus today, our team has been at the front line of in restaurant technology for years.

Store Analysis Machine (SAM)

The potential of contextual promotion in store has been discussed for years, now developed and delivered by our team.
Robust, Resilient, Secure.
Delivering revenue uplift, by the store, with no staff intervention.

Store Analysis Machine Artificial Intelligence (SAM AI)

The next step, SAM AI, now funded by Innovate UK, being developed by our experienced team to deliver scaled benefits of AI in restaurant.
Join the SAM AI revolution >

How can you make more out of your digital in store investment?

Optimise, at scale.

Our services and solutions help you deliver revenue increase utilising your current investment in Digital menus, kiosks, loyalty, ordering and social with a context driven, real time, in store solution.

How can we help?

If you have multiple stores and would like to optimise their promotion, we can help you increase revenue with our unique, cost effective in store promotion solution and services.

Recognition

Store Analysis Machine Artificial Intelligence
Innovate UK Smart Grant 2020

NatWest and Beauhurst #PowerUp 2019 Top 100

FoodTech Founder of the Year Finalist
BMW i UK Tech Founder Awards 2018

Winner
Best New B2B Technology Innovation 2017
Biztech

Highly Commended!
Team Defence Information Excellence Award 2017

 

Our People

Tim Butler

Tim has worked across small and large businesses. His father was a successful retailer, and Tim grew up in a retail environment.

Technology and imagery are in his blood. Tim started his career programming commercial audio-visual shows for product launches and corporate communications for companies including GSK, Mitsubishi and Bausch and Lomb.

In the nineties, Tim had his own business providing Internet site development for companies including PC World (1st Ecommerce site), Tetley Tea (Intranet), Sun Microsystems (Intranet) and RAF (Careers CD).

In the Noughties, Tim combined his love of technology with the emerging Digital Signage Market. Tim headed the ground-breaking London Underground Digital Advertising Project, responsible for Software, Network, Digital Escalator Panels, LCDs and Cross Track Projection. This complicated project set the standard for future digital advertising globally.

In 2010, Tim created Akeman Solutions to work with mobile, cloud and productivity. Whilst producing award winning software, Store Performance was born to fulfil the need for a MarTech provider in-store.

Andy Hogg

Andy completed his BSc in Aeronautical Engineering at Salford University. Following this he started his career at Land Rover in product engineering and product planning roles.

He was recruited into Lotus Engineering to establish a system dynamics team for CAE and Active Technologies. Andy then went on to manage a number of complex engineering consultancy projects on behalf of major OEM.s before completing his Postgraduate Diploma.

Posts in commercial management and marketing for Lotus Engineering were followed by roles leading corporate and product strategy for Lotus Cars including responsibility for all internal car programmes and a team of over 50 project managers.

Andy subsequently applied this mix of technical and programme skills to consultancy roles aiding manufacturing and service organisations before becoming Chief Engineer at CBS Outdoor. There he held responsibility for the engineering and project teams during the transformation of the London Underground advertising estate.

He joined ex-colleague Tim Butler at Akeman Solutions and then Store Performance to leverage the digital innovations started on the LU project.

Dr Niaz Chowdhury MSc. PhD

Niaz is a highly experienced computer scientist, with over 15 years’ practical and research experience in the field of knowledge management and machine learning.

He completed his PhD. In Computer Science in 2015 at the University of Glasgow and moved to the Open University in Milton Keynes leading research topics as part of the MK:Smart and Strategic Science initiatives. He is currently participating in the EU funded research initiatives DEL4ALL and QualjChain whilst at the Knowledge Media Institute.

Niaz has published 24 academic papers on computer science related topics and authored/edited 3 books including has latest “Inside Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies” published in September 2019.

He has been awarded numerous academic scholarships and awards for his undergraduate and postgraduate work. His latest work has contributed to the COVID-19 Antibody Test Certification, publishing work on the app architecture in April on ‘arXiv’ and in the IEE Open Journal of Engineering during April 2020.

Partners

Quividi

Quividi measures in real-time the footfall as well as the age and gender of your customers and their attention time to a point of interest. Combined with in-store sales, it offers a potent source of insight into your customers to increase conversion. Store Analysis Machine (SAM) will use the solution to offer store measurement and contextual promotion to digital menus, kiosk and drive thru.

Quividi is also participating in SAM AI, a ground-breaking, scaled analysis solution for retail that is co-funded by InnovateUK.

Quividi is the World #1 audience & campaign intelligence platform for DOOH and Digital Signage, with 600+ customers analyzing billions of shoppers every month, across tens of thousands of screens.

Brands use Quividi to turn Digital Signage into a powerful medium, boosting engagement, traffic and sales. With our platform, marketers have the unique ability to test, measure, optimize and deliver data-driven contextualized content to best engage and convert audiences, while respecting privacy.

For more information visit www.quividi.com

DTN – Operational Intelligence for Confident Decisions

Around the world, organizations with complex supply chains rely on DTN to help them prosper. We deliver operational intelligence that drives confident decision-making and provides a competitive advantage. Our customers leverage our solutions in their daily operations management, long-and short-term operational planning, trading, and weather-risk mitigation activities. We ensure they have the industry-leading data, analytics, and technology they need to feed, fuel, and protect our world. We pride ourselves on earning our customers’ trust everyday by delivering independent insights that help them to make critical decisions quickly and confidently.

For more information visit www.dtn.com

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency

Innovate UK drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, we connect businesses to partners, customers to investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.

We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation.

For more information visit www.innovateuk.ukri.org