Team

UNIQUE SOFTWARE, UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING AND SKILLS

GRAHAM BOOTH

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Graham has over 25 years of software experience with large and small companies both in the UK and internationally, covering private and public sector, in domains as diverse as insurance, publishing and e-commerce through to education, health and defence. A mathematician by training, Graham was attracted to the innovation and challenge of software. Starting as a developer he has performed the full range of roles across the software development industry before starting 2iC.

Graham is the elected chair of the techUK Defence & Security SME Forum which represents members to wider industry and government, including ministers. Graham represents UK high-tech business as a member of the MoD DSF SME Working Group and also works with the MoD on the UK Generic Soldier Architecture (GSA) Technical Working Group.

NICK PEACH

Chief Technical Officer & Co-Founder

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, Nick is a technology innovator, motivated by evolving and developing ideas into sound business and technical solutions. Nick has provided strategic thought leadership in defence having written many strategy white papers for the MoD and has contributed to the Generic Vehicle, Base and Soldier Defence Standards and technical working groups. Nick supports the Australian Army as a member of the Australian Generic Soldier Architecture (AS-GSA) Engineering Working Group.

With on-going work into distributed systems, touching on current topics such as the Internet of Things and Big Data, Nick continues to innovate with solutions for civil and other sectors.

RICHARD KEYSE

Director

Richard is a business transformation professional who has an excellent track record of delivering strategic technology and business solutions across an enviable range of blue chip clients.

He has many years of experience working closely in/with boards and CxO level executives on a broad variety of corporately strategic initiatives covering growth or cost reduction strategies.

These include (but are not limited to) design and delivery of target operating models, M&A, global change programmes, implementations of a broad range of IT and data solutions, regulatory programmes, BPR programmes, operational reviews, introduction of new products, outsourcing arrangements and reorganisations.

Many programmes have involved large budgets and managing large multi-disciplined project teams located across multiple geographies. In addition to working with some of the largest institutions, Richard has also worked with executives of a large number of SMEs across a wide range of sectors.

Richard has held various NED and chairmanship roles of technology-based companies.

CHARLES WARD

Director

Charles is a highly experienced and extensively networked tech industry professional providing business coaching and mentoring services to tech SMEs as well as inbound go-to-market support. He has been a registered and approved GrowthAccelerator coach, part of the Business Growth Service, specialising in business development and access to finance, working with start-ups and early stage companies.

A graduate of the Management School of Bradford University, Charles started his career in product management roles with multinationals initially in healthcare and then in the payments sector. In 2000 he became a director of Intellect (now techUK), the industry body for the UK’s tech sector, and was instrumental in expanding its footprint from 450 to 850 members and doubling the size of the operation. He was also the architect of the successful Business Professional Certificate, the UK industry standard for commercial professionalism.

Charles has been a Beachheads advisor with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise since 2005, providing go-to-market support to NZ companies entering/expanding in the UK and Europe. From 2006 to 2013 Charles was a member of European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) which provides a pan-European strategic analysis of the technology industry. 

WARREN RYLAND

Marketing Director

Warren has over 25 years’ marketing experience and he sits on the board of several fast-growing technology companies. He oversees all aspects 2iC’s marketing and creates propositions that deliver real benefit to 2iC’s customers.

Warren has worked as a marketing director or consultant for numerous companies including Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Paradigm Military Satellites, Friends Life, NEC Europe, and for numerous IT companies including Microsoft, Six Degrees Group, DXC Technology, Insite-Europe, Quod Orbis, BsoftB plc and Charteris plc.

Warren has a BSc Economics, a Diploma in Marketing (DipM) and an MA Strategic Marketing, and he has won two national marketing awards.