Senior appointments in Glasgow’s tech sector

23 Jun 2020

The growing strength of Glasgow's tech sector has been underlined by a recent series of senior appointments. These include Altia-ABM, the fintech specialising in investigation and covert management software, which has appointed a new chief executive officer.

Senior appointments in Glasgows tech sector

Rob Sinclair, formerly chief operating officer, has been promoted to become CEO of the group, which develops software used by law enforcement organisations, tax authorities and government agencies in the UK and across the world.

He succeeds Ian Watson, co-founder of the company and current CEO since 2013, who will remain on the board as a non-executive director and strategic adviser. Altia-ABM has recently expanded its operations in Australia, Canada, Colombia and Peru.

Data analytics firm Bellrock Technology has appointed Steve Langmead as its new chairman, as it gears up to release the next stage of its Lumen software.

Bellrock, a University of Strathclyde spinout, has also welcomed a fresh injection of £1 million from long-term investors, allowing the doubling of its workforce to 16.

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Steve Langmead said: "With Lumen, a company can deliver high-quality data science in minutes and hours, compared to existing methods that take weeks and months, saving companies significant costs whilst improving their speed and effectiveness of decision making."