About Us

Our team has been working to automate industrial inspection since 2012. Inspection² was incubated inside Sky-Futures and spun out prior to the sale of Sky-Futures to Private Equity in May 2019. The founding team have worked together for an average of 4 years in Sky-Futures before the launch of Inspection².

Our core competence is solving deeply technical problems and making them available to enterprise customers through a scalable and configurable application. We understand the requirements of large enterprise companies and the realities of Industrial data collection, a workflow that manages the organisation and analysis of TBs of data and the integration into existing platforms and applications.

Leadership & Founding Team

James Harison

James Harison

Founder & CEO

Bio

James leads the overall strategic growth and positioning of Inspection². Previously he co-founded, led and sold Sky-Futures to a Private Equity backed company in May 2019. James has spent the last 10 years working with cutting edge B2B technology selling into large Enterprise companies in 5 continents and has a detailed understanding of enterprise solutions. Prior to this James was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy Practice in London and has a strong understanding of corporate strategy with a focus on technology-led innovation to create long-term value and defensibility.

Adrian Karl

Adrian Karl

Co-founder & CTO

Bio

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience working within the mobile telecommunications and Internet industry. Adrian joined Sky-Futures in 2014 to lead the delivery of a technology roadmap for Expanse® that aims to maximise the value and impact of the data captured by drones. Adrian has been involved in both the design and delivery of a wide range of high tech and business applications that have technology at the core. He now applies this experience and expertise to ensure Inspection² stay at the leading edge of AI technology with our software and sensor solutions.

Mark Wells

Mark Wells

Chairman

Bio
A Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Software and Technology led Businesses who has been a Director of NASDAQ, FTSE, AIM and Private Companies. Mark has worked successfully with Private Equity, VC’s, Founders, Strategic Investors and Institutional Shareholders. He has fundraising experience from seed rounds to series C and has led many exits from $10m to over $1Bn.
Dr Thomas Moranduzzo

Dr Thomas Moranduzzo

Head of AI & Computer Vision

Bio

Thomas started his career at Sky-Futures in 2012 and is a part of Inspection² founding team. His PhD was in the application of Artificial Intelligence & System Learning in the analysis of UAV captured imagery. Thomas applies AI and System Learning for the processing of a wide variety of remote sensing data ranging from fixed camera to satellite imagery. Over the last four years, Thomas has led the AI development programme for Expanse®. He ensures that the team delivers the Artificial Intelligence and System Learning architecture and associated capabilities that you see today in Expanse. Thomas heads up the AI, System Learning and Computer Vision team at Inspection².

Michele Lapi

Michele Lapi

Head of 3D & AR

Bio

Michele started his career in academia publishing four scientific research papers between 2003 – 2005 sponsored by IBM. He has built up a decade of Java development expertise working for large Enterprise companies supporting the oil and gas, power and telecom industries with Computer Vision technology. Michele brought to Sky-Futures his strong understanding of the application of Computer Vision technology and how that could support the many challenges faced in industrial inspection. He is a part of the Inspection² founding team and heads up the 3D and Augmented Reality team. Michele’s team delivers the core functionality of Inspection² Expanse® software data analytics.

Nga Tran

Nga Tran

Product & Marketing Director

Bio

Nga is director of Product and Marketing for Inspection². She leads the marketing strategy, new product ideas and development efforts that align with customer needs and requirements. She has over 8 years’ experience as a marketer in the high-tech industry. Nga’s prior experience is in both technical and non-technical marketing roles, providing a deep understanding of market trends and customer experience enabling her to drive product demand and adoption. Nga’s work includes shaping brand architecture, creating content, producing events and driving social media strategy for everything from small businesses to global brands. Nga holds a French BA degree in International Marketing and an English MSc in Business Development.

Our Partners & Resellers

Expanse Investor Partner Sky-Futures

Sky-Futures, the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to the global industrial markets, enables Enterprise to perform safe and cost-effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Oil and Gas; Renewables; Utilities; Telecoms; Bridges; and Engineering.

New partner Announcing Soon

Inspection² new partner will be announced soon. Watch this space!

Our Investors

Expanse Investor Partner Mitsui

Mitsui & Co is one of Japan’s largest trading houses in Japan. It is part of the Mitsui Group, and its business area covers energy, machinery, chemicals, food, textile, logistics, finance, and more.

Expanse Investor Partner MMC Ventures

MMC Ventures is a research-led venture capital firm that has backed over 60 early-stage, high-growth technology companies since 2000. MMC’s dedicated research function provides the Firm with a deep and differentiated understanding of emerging technologies and sector dynamics, to identify attractive investment opportunities. MMC helps to catalyse the growth of enterprise software and consumer internet companies that have the potential to disrupt large markets. The Firm has one of the largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolios in Europe.

Expanse Investor Partner Bristow Group

Bristow Group is the leading provider of industrial aviation services offering helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations worldwide.