Dr Simon Impey MPhys (Warwick) PhD (Imperial College London)
Simon's background is in physics, mathematical modelling and software development. He has over 10 years of experience developing numerical software in both academia and commercially for financial institutions and IT consultancies.
Following the completion of his PhD in 2004 he worked as a quantative developer for several Tier 1 investment banks. He developed pricing software for a wide range of fixed income products, accumulating extensive knowledge of modern software development practices and financial products.
From 2008 he was engaged as a Senior Consultant for the scientific and IT consultancy Detica. During this time he gained significant exposure to the full consulting product life-cycle, from requirements gathering through elaboration, development and product delivery.
Svet Pelipenko MMath (Oxford University) MSc (University of British Colombia)
Svet has a background in applied mathematics, mathematical modelling and scientific programming. He has over 14 years experience of applying his knowledge to practical commercial and research projects in a diverse range of fields.
Since early 2003 he has been continuously engaged as a scientific consultant with Schlumberger - a leading multinational oilfield services firm. His models and software are now in use throughout the world helping to simulate multiple aspects of well construction, estimating the risks and making the process safer by informing the operator of potential pitfalls.
In parallel, since 2005 he has served as the Technical Director for Holistic City Ltd in charge of developing a CAD application for conceptual urban design. Guiding this major project from conception in 2003 to commercial launch in 2008 to current on-going sustaining and expansion has provided him with a wealth of experience in project management, planning and end-user relations.