Executive Leadership

Andy Pardoe

Chief Technology Officer
Chair of the Deep Tech Innovation Centre at Warwick University. Over 25 years expertise of global change programs delivering complex technical transformations including Enterprise Scaled AI delivery and commercialization. Previously Director of AI at Accenture helping international clients with their adoption of AI at Scale.

Gordon Brown

Chief Commercial Officer

Highly experienced in business, marketing and sales strategies and building/managing complex international key client relationships and partnerships in B2B, B2C and private equity funding markets. Consultant to the big 4 accountants and global law firms. Director of marketing and business development for PWC (UK and Middle East), Head of Marketing to launch ScottishTelecom, Group Advertising for Sony Professional and Elf Oil UK. Non-executive Chairman of the UK’s No 1 grant winning business.

Divisional Leadership

Vasu Karri

Wisdom Medical
Mr Vasu Karri Is a leading Consultant Plastic Surgeon in full time private practice in Yorkshire. He is the founder of The Karri Clinic and Kinvara Private Hospital, and an internationally recognised expert in the treatment of lipoedema.
Mr Karri has a strong background in medical research and published numerous scientific papers. His interest in MedTech started with the development of a virtual reality environment to teach open surgery, a project he started with the School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Mr Karri is on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register for plastic surgery, certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in plastic surgery and a member of British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

Denis Oakley

Wisdom Ventures
In 2021 I was the top-rated mentor at 500 Startups, whose portfolio includes 41 companies valued at $1B+ and 125 companies valued at more than $100 million. I was also one of the top mentors, out of 3000+ at MaGIC and GrowthMentor.com as well as mentoring at the Warwick Deep Tech Innovation Centre and Leicestershire Startups.

I have been a judge at Jack Ma’s African Business Heroes and MaGIC’s Grill and Chill as well as multiple hackathons and startup events.

As an entrepreneurial mentor, I have worked with intrapreneurs at companies such as Siemens, Petronas, Sime Derby and Telekom Malaysia as well as thousands of entrepreneurs over the last two decades in almost every field imaginable including EdTech, Blockchain, FinTech and AI.