About Us

Martin GeddesGeddes helps communications service providers and their suppliers to make transformational advances by out-thinking and outflanking their competition. We do this by working at the very forefront of knowledge about broadband networks, voice and messaging. By sharing deep and profound insights, we enable otherwise unthinkable improvements in productivity and performance.

Martin Geddes – Founder and Principal

Martin Geddes is an authority on the future of the telecoms industry, ranging from emerging business models to new network technologies. He is a futurologist, writer, speaker, consultant, and technologist. Martin is currently writing a book, The Internet is Just a Prototype, on the future of distributed computing.

He is formerly Strategy Director at BT’s network division, and Chief Analyst and co-founder at Telco 2.0. Martin previously worked on a pioneering mobile web project at Sprint, where he was a named inventor on nine granted patents, and at Oracle as a specialist in high-scalability databases.

To serve his clients, Martin brings a distinct combination of skills and experiences:

  • an understanding of network performance engineering that isn’t taught anywhere;
  • co-founder of the Hypervoice Consortium, the industry association for value-added voice services;
  • consulting experience at a strategic level for multinational operators and vendors;
  • practical experience of opening up a telco as an application platform;
  • deep technical knowledge of both IT and telecoms;
  • strong awareness of organisational development and inter-personal issues;
  • a diverse network of contacts across the telecoms-media-technology ecosystem.

For more information, see his LinkedIn profile.

Associates

Neil

Dr Neil Davies, BSc, PhD, MBCS, CEng, CITP
CHIEF SCIENTIST & CO-FOUNDER PREDICTABLE NETWORK SOLUTIONS

Neil Davies is an expert in resolving the practical and theoretical challenges of large scale distributed and high-performance computing.

Throughout his 20-year career at the University of Bristol he collaborated with on issues relating to scalable performance and operational safety. He was also technical lead on several large EU Framework collaborations relating to high performance switching. He mentors PhD candidates at CERN working on the ATLAS experiment.

He co-founded Degree2 Innovations in 2000, commercialising network QoS research, and went on to found Predictable Network Solutions in 2003 where he has continued to make fundamental breakthroughs in the mathematics and practical exploitation of packet networks.

He is the co-author of several patent families.

Kelly

Kelly Fitzsimmons
CO-FOUNDER, HARQEN AND HYPERVOICE CONSORTIUM

Kelly Fitzsimmons is a serial tech entrepreneur with a passion for voice. She has founded five startups – her earliest four in information security and her latest, HarQen, an Intelligent Voice Services company for which she serves as a member of the board of directors.

In November 2012, Kelly co-founded the Hypervoice Consortium because she felt that the key to understanding next generation voice is answering the question, “Why is voice missing from the Web in a meaningful and persistent way?” As a leading advocate for the emerging Hypervoice framework, Kelly will support the consortium’s mission of articulating and advancing standards, capabilities and potential applications for Hypervoice.

Kelly received her BA from the University of Rochester and a Masters degree from Harvard.