Delivering trusted environments
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT TO OTHER PROVIDERS?
Aker Systems is an innovative business which delivers Systems Integrator levels of strategy, planning and quality with the responsiveness and flexibility of an SME.
Subject Matter Experts
We have a broad range of in-house expertise on which to draw; unlike many technology businesses we do not use "partners" to work on customer projects.
Rather than designing a solution to a budget, our engineers use blueprints, Aker Know How™ and a commitment to unlocking the full capability of our technology stack to ensure an optimal outcome for our customer.
Focus On Business Value
A strong culture of business engagement and user research ensures that support and development teams understand the business impacts of incidents, changes and features that they are managing.
Senior Team Member Bias
Our service and product teams are comprised of disproportionally high numbers of experienced team members, which enables us to deliver higher productivity in fast paced, Agile operating environments.
We Understand Risk
Aker Systems' project and support approach includes frameworks for taking our customer through risk matrices and providing worked through mitigations to ensure that risks do not impact project delivery.
We Do The Right Thing
We support the Ministry of Defence’s Career Transition Partnership and are an equal opportunities employer.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
The Aker Systems management team is comprised of former Senior Managers of large Systems Integrators, including IBM and BAE Systems. Our ongoing commitment to customers is that Aker Systems combines Systems Integrator levels of strategy, capability and quality with the agility and flexibility of an SME.
Chief Executive Officer
Career highlights include: working as a government advisor on outsource and data centre strategy (UK, Middle East and East Africa) and authoring a White Paper on data centre strategy for the UK Government.
Chief Technology Officer
Career highlights include: presenting a research paper on information fusion at the House of Commons, speaking at various international conferences and establishing an analytics managed service.
Adam Crawford MBE
Chief Commercial Officer
Career highlights include: a current specialist advisory and foreign policy role with the UK Government, the commercialisation of innovative synthetic environment training in the financial sector, and the application of machine learning technology in risk management.
Chief Customer Officer
Career highlights include: delivery of Business Intelligence tools for Government & Military clients and multiple data-centric solutions for global insurers which enabled accelerated delivery of legislative products.
Chief Product Officer
Career highlights include: having solutions showcased at conferences, establishing a global R&D function with AI and technology experts, and multiple roles as strategic advisor for technology and private banking executives covering emerging trends, technologies and companies for investment.
Adam started his career as an IT engineer in the City of London for Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Insurance. He progressed through IT management with JLT and then progressed to Outsourcing Sales Director for Capgemini PLC. In 2006 Adam started his own technology business, which he sold to a pension fund in 2010. Since then he has successfully founded, grown and exited three further businesses for in excess of £60 million.
Career highlights include working as a government advisor on outsource and data centre strategy (UK, Middle East and East Africa) and authoring a White Paper on data centre strategy for the UK Government. He has personally closed over $750 million of outsourcing deals and has developed and leased in excess of a million square feet of data centre space.
Tom began his career as a data scientist in the UK Ministry of Defence. In 2007 he joined BAE Systems as a management consultant and later worked in the same capacity for IBM. He left IBM in 2012 to become an independent consultant, and this has provided him with the flexibility to begin working on one facet of what has now evolved to become Aker Systems.
Throughout his career Tom has primarily focused on secure Government projects, though has also worked with clients in the telecommunications, industrial engineering and health sectors.
Career highlights include presenting a research paper on information fusion at the House of Commons, speaking at various international conferences and establishing an analytics managed service.
ADAM Crawford MBE
Adam began his career in the Royal Marines, seeing active service in Afghanistan and Iraq, and further afield. He also worked in policy and strategy both in Whitehall and abroad for other government departments. On leaving government service he moved to the City of London, transitioning into front office sales and trading before working on large scale programmes within the financial sector.
He has since focussed in professional services and technology. As a consultant he has overseen tenders for large public sector contracts. He has been MD of a Fast-Track 100 financial services consultancy; a co-founder of an Africa based Educational Technology start-up, and Strategy Director of a professional services SME concentrating on UK Defence & Security.
James is an experienced data professional with over 15 years experience in the software industry. With a background in consulting, James has the breadth of experience to fulfil his role as Chief Data Officer but also has an appreciation for the technical challenges this role presents. With domain experience in finance, military and public sector work his range of skills and knowledge spans many disciplines.
Having spent most of his time working on large scale delivery projects for blue chip consultancies, career highlights include delivery of Business Intelligence tools for Government & Military clients and multiple data-centric solutions for global insurers which enabled accelerated delivery of legislative products.
Tim started his career in the Royal Australian Air Force before joining a niche data and analytics consultancy covering secure government, intelligence agencies and the military. Tim helped establish and grow the Australia/NZ region of Sagent Technology, leading multi-million-dollar pre-sales and consulting engagements and working with R&D teams in Silicon Valley. Has held technology leadership & delivery roles for blue-chip organisations such as Diageo and Sky; technology start-ups; and management consultant for IBM specialising in big data & analytics for private and public sectors.
Career highlights include having solutions showcased at conferences; establishing a global R&D function with AI and technology experts; and strategic advisor for technology and private banking executives covering emerging trends, technologies and companies for investment.