Who We Are


We’re a close team made up of developers, technologists, strategists, engineers and entrepreneurs, all united by the common belief that the Internet of Things has the vast potential to revolutionise and disrupt existing business processes and practices in every known and emerging sector. The end to end technology just hasn’t been created in order to achieve that ambition, until now. We truly believe that SENSEi is one of the first organisations in the world to apply an autonomous IoT network to real world environments, whilst deriving real time benefits and value.

Meet the Leadership Team

Damon Thomas – Co-Founder & CEO

Damon is a successful entrepreneur, with considerable experience of business development within startups. A hands on CEO and leader, Damon is responsible for driving success and creating strong company culture and values.

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He is visionary in his approach to both planning and executing growth strategies and is known for strong sales, business development and relationship building skills. Previously, Damon has founded, grown and developed a number of highly successful businesses. In his spare time Damon is a pilot and plays tennis regularly.

Matthew Whiting – Co-Founder & CTO

Matt is an experienced technologist who has spent his career building teams working with disruptive and emerging technologies. He has extensive experience working in new and disruptive technologies, with both hardware and software based solutions, in-house and cloud based.

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Matt has accumulated a wealth of experience delivering large scale, reliable and secure solutions for both the corporate and consumer markets managing in-house and outsourced development teams for over 25 years to deliver solutions utilising multiple platforms, multiple architectures and a host of languages and frameworks. Matt is responsible for continuing to execute the businesses technology vision and strategy ensuring that the solutions being delivered continue to be leading edge.

Kevin Lewis – Non-Executive Director

Kevin Lewis built his global business experience over many years in oil exploration across Asia and Africa. When he returned to the UK, he brought this skill to bear on the IT industry, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.

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In 2007, Kevin together with Alan Watkins, founded Blackhawk Capital a private equity boutique focusing on buy and build strategies within telecommunications, media and technology sectors. Utilising a £50m fund, Blackhawk Capital has concluded many successful acquisitions and exits in the UK, Europe and the USA.

After Blackhawks acquisition of CSI Limited in 2012, Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer there and was responsible for the Company’s strong growth through an aggressive acquisition strategy. Following MML Capital’s investment into CSI in July 2017, Kevin transitioned to Non-Executive role there.

Kevin joined the SENSEi board in the summer of 2019 to represent Blackhawks interest in the Company.Outside the office, Kevin enjoys playing tennis and golf and spending time with his young grandchildren.

Alan Watkins – Non-Executive Director

Alan Watkins has extensive experience in the IT industry as the CEO and Chairman of many established and start-up companies for over 35 years. Notably, Alan was the founder of Cisco Systems in the UK which he built from a standing start to over £300m revenue.

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As the co-founder and Chairman of Blackhawk Capital, Alan has a proven track record of founding and growing start-up companies, as well as significant experience of turnarounds, mergers, acquisitions, and fundraising. In 2012, Blackhawk Capital acquired CSI and Alan led its evolution to an award winning Managed Services and Cloud Provider before transitioning to Non-Executive Chairman after securing a major investment from MML Capital in July 2017.

Alan joined the SENSEi board after Blackhawks acquisition of a majority stake in the Company in the summer of 2019. Outside the office, Alan enjoys most sports, is a former county rugby player, likes playing golf and has a private pilots licence.

Neal Fullman – CMO

A seasoned technology marketing strategist, entrepreneur and professional expert across the mix of marketing execution, Neal has successfully run a number of his own businesses and held C-level positions both client and agency side for blue-chip companies for over 20 years.

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Neal provides senior counsel directly contributing to marketing strategy and heads an outsourced team who provide a complete marketing and sales growth function for SENSEi.

James Coyne – Head of Technology

James has held a variety of impressive roles across a 20 year career in the software industry,. Today he is responsible for heading the SENSEi development team. Having been involved in building 3D simulations of missile flight paths, James continued to work in the field of computer simulation before progressing into project management, where he built and extended a command support system for UK fire services.

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Experienced in several programming languages with a strong DevOps and Linux skillset, James works primarily with server-side technologies, but his wider enjoyment of building user interfaces using front-end libraries and frameworks made him the ideal candidate to lead SENSE’is expanding development team.

What We Do


Founded in 2013, SENSEi now work with some of the largest system integrators, service providers and organisations in the UK, including BT, Virgin Media and the MoD.

We combine proprietary, state of the art cloud services, software analytics and always-on hardware to create next generation sensory networks and an enterprise grade platform that enables you to monitor and respond to a multitude of assets in real time.

Our core solution – CONTX – is built to sense the 360° environment of an asset, provide context rich data on its status, and autonomously trigger actions in response to analytics without the need for human interaction. CONTX directly impacts on the safety and welfare of people and things, improves efficiency, reduces costs and unlocks otherwise unrealistic business opportunities through the better utilisation of existing assets.