DeGould are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Iain Wallace as Chief Technology Officer.
Iain’s appointment will build on DeGould’s world-leading automotive image and inspection systems for new and used vehicles. Iain will push DeGould’s AI-led products further to accelerate the development and innovation of new features and capabilities. This will reinforce DeGould’s reputation for solving the industry’s hard problems, delivering high-quality digital innovation systems to increase our customer’s efficiency, quality and consistency.
Iain was previously Chief Scientific Officer at Rovco, leading the development of 3D vision and AI to improve quality and reduce cost in subsea inspection. He started at Rovco as co-founder and CTO, moving into the CSO role as the company successfully grew, before looking for a new challenge.
“I’m thrilled to be joining DeGould as CTO. The application of machine intelligence is changing so many industries right now, and automotive is no exception. Their existing systems processing millions of vehicles offer exciting opportunities to develop new innovations in perception systems and to develop and apply new AI capabilities to drive further growth and new products” Dr Iain Wallace, DeGould CTO.
“We’re delighted Iain is joining the growing DeGould team. He’s been working at a high level for many years in really relevant technology, following his PhD in AI. He’s worked with AI vision systems detecting defects at the bottom of the ocean as well as on Mars and is now rising to the challenge of perfecting our automatic defect detection on vehicles. He is excited at the new products we have coming to market, as well as the ambitious growth plan we have based on recent new contracts. Exciting times ahead” Ed Jones, DeGould CEO.
Iain brings a relevant history of applied innovation, publications, patents and invited talks. These range from machine learning vision systems for Mars rovers to detect anomalies, expertise in 3D capture and applications of AI to hard industrial vision problems. This is combined with experience collaborating and engaging with government and wider industry to exploit the UK’s world-class robotics and AI talent.