Tony Braide

Managing Director

A creative thinker, technology enthusiast and entrepreneur, Tony has worked as an award winning creative in London and Manchester and has now spent over 20 years setting up and running his own tech based companies.

He is the founder of Gencia Media Ltd, established in 2002, the creators of CTZN and and now one of the oldest creative agencies in Manchester. His client roster has included names such as Siemens, The Carphone Warehouse, Samsung and HTC. For 15 years he has helped organisations such as The SimplyBiz Group (one of the UK's fastest growing private companies) embrace new methodologies and increase revenue.

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Glyn Jackson

Software Architect

Speciality: Python, Django Framework, Flask, Celery, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Docker

Self-confessed nerd and problem solver, Glyn has over 15 years commercial experience in both the Public and the Private sector, with a strong background in cloud-based solutions, having built applications that scale to millions of users for Samsung, HTC and the NHS.

Glyn started his career in 2001 while at University completing a joint BSc (Hons) Degree in Software Engineering and Internet Commerce by running a software company at Keele Science Park. Glyn went on to lecture on Accessibility and Usability standards and has won public recognition for his expertise in the tech field.

More recently, Glyn has worked as a senior engineer on a computer vision and machine learning startup before leaving to focus on CTZN. The project was chosen for the John Lewis’ JLAB startup accelerator and voted best start-up 2016 by Tech Insider.

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Rick Webb

Technical Consultant

Speciality: Git, GitHub, BitBucket, Agile (Scrum, Kanban), JIRA and Test Driven Development.

Rick is the senior Technical Consultant - utilising his extensive knowledge of development languages and frameworks to take on the responsibilities of managing day-to-day operations at Gencia Xlabs.

Rick joined Gencia in 2005 and as a Senior Interactive Designer he worked on a huge variety of projects - specialising in the interface experience for websites, video presentations and mobile applications. He has always kept up to date with the latest web innovations, ideas and thinking in order to ensure he remains at the forefront of this ever advancing field.

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Edem Adjogatse

Technical Development Consultant

Speciality: JavaScript, HTML, CSS and SQL

Edem is a hugely experienced full stack senior developer specialising in applications with an eye for design in HTML5, XHTML, CSS, AJAX, jQuery,JavaScript, MySQL and MS SQL Database Development.

For the last 12 years Edem has worked on challenging projects, implemented new technology for clients. He has also worked with several enterprise level applications built in ColdFusion that handle thousands of transactions per minute.

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Ian Rafftery

User Experience Design Consultant

Speciality: Brand design, user experience and user interface design

Ian has been consistently producing exceptional work for a varied client base throughout his 20 year career.

Ian has worked both in agencies and client-side with high profile clients such as FIFA and the NHS, as well a numerous start-ups.

He maintains that great design is about communication and Ian creates unique, engaging user interface design for mobile, web and everywhere else a great user experience is needed.

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