Meet our core team

Stuart Coleman

Founder

Stuart founded infoNation driven by a desire to work on things that matter and which involve technology, data, education and the greater good. Stuart has a diverse background of entrepreneurial and executive experience in publicly listed, venture backed and not for profit technology businesses. As founding Commercial Director of the UK’s Open Data Institute in 2012 Stuart incubated, supported and grew a start-up tech cluster from a standing start and commissioned the policy paper directly leading to what is today known as open banking. Stuart is passionate about the role technology, data, education and training can play to advance society. Outside of work Stuart enjoys taking on endurance challenges in cycling and triathlon and spending time with his young daughters and live wire wife. Stuart has a degree and international diplôme in french language and literature

Naomi Honey

Senior Associate

I help people to live their life fully, rather than going through the motions. I work with executives and professionals to reset, reenergise and take action, so they can reach the goals and fulfilment they long for, in life and at work.

Naomi Honey is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and runs Flytality, a coaching and development consultancy, working with driven professionals through coaching and workshops to reach their full potential in life and at work. She is a certified and highly rated Mind Gym coach, delivering powerful psychology-based behaviour change training. Naomi brings 12 years of business and consulting experience, primarily with FTSE 100 companies, and over a decade of body work with movement, physicality and fear. Naomi is a Parkour Coach with Parkour Generations and holds the Level 2 Art du Deplacement and Parkour Teaching (ADAPT) certification.

Bogi Szalacsi

Senior Associate

Bogi is Hungarian born but she lived in the United States and in the United Kingdom all her adult life. With a few liberal arts degrees under her sleeve she found herself in the Silicon Valley at age 21, got swept away by the technology wave and has not been able to come up for air since.
A passionate writer in two languages, she has been writing blogs, creating content and has managed social media pages for a decade. She is also a Prince 2 practitioner project manager who loves to help clients and follow projects from start to finish.
Bogi enjoys a good debate and examining ethical issues from multiple angles.

Stephanie Bickford-Smith

Associate, Graphic Design

With a BA in Graphic Design & MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, I am a visual communicator; engagement workshop designer; and a part time Contemporary Artist. A common theme in my work is understanding and connecting perspectives in today’s society.

I work in digital, print and physical spaces.

I have been recognised & support by the British Council, Wellcome Trust, Creativity World Forum, Science Gallery London, Guerilla Science, ARCUS Project, Royal College of Art & Kingston University.

Neale Swinnerton

Associate, Data Maestro

Over 20 years of technical leadership with an deep technical skill set and excellent communication skills. Working with with teams to quickly get to grips with problems and identify appropriate solutions. I have demonstrated an aptitude to think strategically, guide less experienced developers and work with other experts and senior management.

A broad range of engagements has led to wide experience of different technologies and systems in different sectors including media, telecoms and finance. I am a strong advocate of pragmatic solutions with the a focus on delivering robust, flexible systems to address current client needs and to grow with future needs

Specialities: Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Ben Peppiatt

Associate, Film Maker

With a background in visual communication and design I am all about great ideas, building strong narratives and producing visually engaging work to both entertain and inform.

I freelance as a graphic designer and filmmaker alongside working as a part time lecturer on the Visual Communication (graphic design & illustration) pathway on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Kingston University.

I enjoy working with clients from an early stage to make sharable and effective campaigns.

Christina Aylmer-Pearse

Associate, Communications

An energetic, innovative, highly organised and persistent public relations and communications professional with more than a decade of experience both agency and client side. Broad experience across b2b PR; particular experience working with marketing, agencies and digital marketing services clients. Vertical sector experience includes tech, insurance, travel, retail and FS. Calm and effective under pressure, strategic and analytical thinker who enjoys listening and working within teams to make stuff happen. Financially and commercially astute. Obsessed with running, food, wine, theatre and current affairs. Feminist. Mum to girls.

James Smith

Associate,

Technology activist. Open source, open data, open democracy.

Carl Rodrigues

Senior Associate, Networks

With a focus on sales execution and go to market strategy, Carl has spent over 20 years building and championing data-driven startups. He pioneered and grew the community at the Open Data Institute founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and remains a Startups Mentor and Founder of a Global scaleup network. As Head of Servecast’s corporate business in 2007 Carl was instrumental in their sale to Level 3 Communications for $45m. Carl also represents OpenDataSoft in the UK, a provider of software that helps cities and their partners to visualise and share data and Streamr a blockchain-powered realtime data sharing platform. He is passionate about connecting people and organisations, investing in startups and cryptocurrencies and empowering others as an executive and career coach. Carl has a degree in Classics from King’s College Cambridge.