Alan is the founder and CEO of Yack.net, the company behind a technology that combines collaboration and call transcription capabilities in one platform. The ground-breaking tool automatically records and transcribes calls into text, marking up 'who said what' so users can search and replay any part of the call to check what was said. Founded only a few months ago, Yack.net’s new software took two years to create and is already being used successfully by a number of SME businesses to ‘capture their conversations’.
Having graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physics, Alan started his career working for Micro Focus. Following spells at Xara and Circdata, Alan decided to take the entrepreneurial jump in 2010 and founded Connected Digital, a software development company that focuses on helping businesses connect with customers. The company has offices in the UK and Poland, and has completed a number of developments including the BoardPacks mobile apps for eShare, the Actors and Actresses apps for Spotlight Casting and apps for numerous magazine publishers. Connected Digital is responsible for creating the technology behind Yack.net – as well as funding its development.
A true tech devotee, Alan has dedicated his career to bringing innovations to the software industry. He is a strong advocate of transparency and accountability in the workplace, and actively promotes the equality of access to information. He keeps his feet on the ground by spending time with his wife and three daughters, and teaching sailing on Sundays to the next generation of sailing enthusiasts.