Nic Sheen has joined Authenticate in the new role of Chief Technology Officer, managing the company’s growing team of software developers at the Harrogate headquarters.
With more than 20 years’ experience of designing and implementing digital solutions, Nic brings a wealth of technical and strategic knowledge that will enable Authenticate to develop a go-to solution for food businesses in need of a solution to manage all aspects of supply chain compliance.
Holding a degree in Astrophysics and a PhD in Geophysics and Archaeology, Nic initially worked as a software developer before becoming CTO and later MD of digital asset management business iBase.
In 2004, Nic joined the customer experience and integrated marketing services provider, Communisis. Over the last 15 years he has worked in several roles, most recently heading up Strategy & Product development, leading a team creating products for data & analytics, customer communications and marketing.
“Everyone is very pleased to have Nic with us. We have been trying to persuade him to join for 3 years – which says it all about how highly he is regarded. The company has a huge ambition to build the best technology solution for the food compliance industry -and this appointment is another step towards achieving that goal,” commented Authenticate CEO Paul Marples.
Nic adds “I always thought Authenticate had an exciting proposition and the recent successful fund-raise meant now was the time to join. I believe my background in technology, regulated industries and innovation can help drive Authenticate forward. I’ve got a great team here and I am looking forward to this exciting new chapter in my career.
Enterprise members will have the chance to hear Nic’s talk “The four big trends in tech – How AI, Big Data, IoT and Blockchain will impact the food industry” at the upcoming Member’s Event in October.