Spinverse welcomes Patrick Halford as Vice President for Key Digital Technologies

The new year 2020 at Spinverse is off to a great start as we welcome new expertise to the management team. We are pleased to announce the hiring of Patrick Halford as of January 2020 to lead the Key Digital Technologies (KDT) business unit.

Spinverse’s Key Digital Technologies business unit focuses on building and strengthening its customers’ growth potential through open innovation, ecosystems and advanced digital technologies and seize the opportunities presented by IoT, big data, AI, electronics and robotics in different industry sectors. In his new position, Patrick will be leading a team of over 20 consultants, project managers and analysts working in the area of Key Digital Technologies. He will focus on bringing in international customers and ecosystems to help scale Spinverse.

“We are very pleased to welcome an experienced professional like Patrick into the Spinverse management team as his background is a perfect fit to what we do at Spinverse. I’m looking forward to working with Patrick on renewing our customers with radical innovations,” says Laura Koponen, Managing Director.

A European with a heavy British accent, Patrick has lived and worked the past 20 years in the Nordic countries, with the recent years focusing on the mobility and drone space with corporates, governments, research organisations and startups, helping to develop their strategies. A lot of his work has been about developing consortiums across Nordic countries. He has also been working with research institutions across Europe.

Patrick is also on the faculty of the Singularity University, responsible for mobility and drones.

Patrick is a mentor on startup accelerators across Europe which has given him insight into exponential technologies across industries. He also teaches business model innovation at Hanken & SSE and Copenhagen Business School. This gives Patrick an excellent global network into various disciplines, which is sure to benefit Spinverse’s customers in many ways.  

On joining Spinverse, Patrick says: “I am really excited to join such a strong team. The scale of the technology and business capabilities we have at Spinverse can help customers take advantage of fast-moving innovations by tapping into funding instruments and our consultative expertise across Europe.”