Conigital, a global Autonomous AI company are pleased to announce the appointment of Yiannis Maos, founder of Birmingham Tech Week to the board of Conigital Limited as a non-executive director (NED), effective from 24th January 2020.
Yiannis further strengthens the Conigital board to support Conigital’s ambitious growth plans in the emerging £907Bn Driverless vehicle market.
“I have known Yiannis for a very long time. He is passionate, dedicated, proactive, hungry and a doer; all the qualities we look for at Conigital and I am delighted to have him come on board. He is coming into a very exciting growth phase as we close our significant Series A investment and accelerate our international and commercial activities,” said Conigital CEO, Don Dhaliwal.
Yiannis is the Founder of Birmingham Tech Week, a community initiative designed to inspire the next generation, celebrate success and create an environment where people can collaborate. Birmingham Tech Week launched in October 2019 and saw 5,000 people attend more than 60 events. This achievement raised the profile of Birmingham’s technology scene and saw Yiannis get recognised as Outstanding Individual of the Year at the Silicon Canal Awards.
Prior to this, Yiannis was the Co-Founder & CMO at Hyve, a Brand Advocacy Platform and has over 15 years experience in Marketing, Customer Experience (CX) & Innovation. His career started at B2B SaaS company Rant & Rave, where he helped them grow from challenger brand to a market leader that eventually sold for £45m. Following this, he was chosen as the UK Chair for the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) which is the largest community of CX professionals in the world.
He holds a number of Board positions, including, Innovation Birmingham (part of Bruntwood Sci Tech) and the West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Skills Partnership (WMCA) where he’s helping them narrow the digital skills gap.
Yiannis is a seasoned speaker and has spoken at many of the top business schools including Warwick, Henley and Aston, and has been invited by Salesforce, HubSpot, Google, NatWest and The Media Trust to speak at their events.
Yiannis stated, “Joining Conigital is a fantastic opportunity and I am equally delighted to be joining as the company expands out globally and closing a significant Series A round. I see so many similarities to my previous role at Rant & Rave, where I helped the company shift from a challenger brand to a market leader. The potential for Conigital to become a market leader is one that I’m excited about and I’m looking forward to helping them on their journey.”
Author : Don Dhaliwal