Technical Director, MBCS MACS
Sam spent the first decade of his IT career at Micro Focus where he developed internal test automation tools and frameworks. Following a brief spell at GE he spent several years working as a senior test automation consultant for SIM/SQS. Sam’s vision for a unique new testing product lead him to found Odin in 1999. Sam was an early adopter of Microsoft .NET and this lead to the first commercial release of Odin’s Axe test automation product in 2002. He has continued to work with a wide range of test automation tools on a diverse range of projects, environments and technologies. In 2006 Sam immigrated to Australia and subsequently opened an Odin office in Sydney where he continues to lead the Odin product development team. Outside of work Sam is an avid scuba diver and a published maritime author.
Managing Director, MIoD FBCS CITP
David joined Odin as Managing Director in 2006 after a long career as a director of a number of IT companies and before that as a Partner in a Management consultancy, specialising in IT Strategy and Change Management. David’s early IT career was spent as a developer with Barclays and Shell, and included expatriate assignments before a long consultancy career with three of the “Big five” consultancies. Having worked for over thirty-two years in the industry at that time, David was seeking something interesting, innovative and would test his entrepreneurial outlook. This transpired into working with Odin to help solve one of the biggest problems in the industry; Automated Testing! David is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and is a keen football fan following non-league Altrincham where he was previously a Director. David is married to Susan and has two “older” children.
Operations Director, MIoD CEng MBCS CITP
Duncan joined Odin as a director in 2004, having previously worked at SIM, then SQS and IBM after graduating in Computer Science at the University of Warwick. A technician at heart, he started life as a developer at IBM before moving to the SIM Group to deliver test automation projects in a wide variety of industry sectors. He progressed to ownership of the company automation solution when SQS acquired SIM, finally reporting to the board in his roles as product manager for a QA product and as UK IT Director. During his career Duncan has presented at numerous QA events and conferences, including BCS SIGIST, tool user groups and EuroStar. Outside of work he has a busy home life with three children and works with the Turner Syndrome Support Society charity both as a committee member and fundraiser, organising groups for various events including the odd Half Marathon.