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Oxford medical tech pioneers seek first CTO

Oxehealth 2Want to be the CTO of highly backed health technology startup in Oxford?  Oxehealth is seeking a chief technology officer as the organisation ramps up its executive leadership as it moves out of commercial research and into sales.

Oxehealth has backing from IP Group, a business which as its name suggests is UK based and invests in locally created intellectual property.  FTSE 250 listed IP Group invests in organisations in health, technology, bio-technology and clean sustainable technologies.  Stuart Thompson, an IP Group Director told Horizon Business Innovation that IP Group not only invests in startups but prepares the organisations for rapid growth by developing the senior leadership team.

“Oxehealth is building a unique deep learning big data platform,” Thompson says of how cameras will become critical in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in health.  “Our software is currently being deployed to monitor health and safety in police custody areas, as well as care homes.

Oxehealth is a health technology company within the IP Group portfolio and has recently recruited its first chief financial officer (CFO). The Oxehealth technology “turns cameras into health monitors monitoring heart and breathing rate for example,” Thompson said.

Oxehealth was founded by the Head of Engineering at Oxford University, Professor Lionel Tarassenko.

As Oxehealth moves towards a commercial model the Oxford based organisation is developing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. The SaaS model will be developed and delivered with technology partners to ensure it has the ability to deliver scale and agility to meet the needs of customers. Thompson told Horizon that this development will be a key part of the CTO’s role at Oxehealth.

“We continue to innovate and file patents across computer vision, signal processing and machine learning and we are starting to ship workflow solutions, including software as a medical device,” Thompson says, adding that Oxehealth is managing “massive data sets” of sensitive personal information and developing algorithms. Moving towards sales will mean Oxehealth will become increasingly international.

Thompson told Horizon that the CTO role, which reports to the CEO is an opportunity for a business technology leader looking to be involved in an agile business that plans to become a growing business.

“The CTO will be responsible for all technical aspects of the company’s operations, including: product delivery, risk management, hiring, team development and be a radar on technical risks and opportunities,” Oxehealth says.

The ideal applicant will have led a software team during a software transition from prototype to sales, be used to building team and developing a good culture and have experience at scaling up the architecture and infrastructure of a business and also have a real passion for scientific innovation.

The CTO will be based in Oxford at the Science Park at the city.

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