LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Board of 8over8 Limited is pleased to announce that Ian Taylor, former UK Science & Technology Minister and current Executive Chairman of Living PlanIT SA (an 8over8 strategic partner) has agreed to become an Advisor to 8over8. This confirms 8over8's determination to grow its business by increasing its influence amongst decision makers in target markets and to broaden the experience available to its management team. 8over8’s flagship software platform (ProCon) assures and protects the deployment of capital by organizations that design, build, and operate high-value assets.
“8over8 is a successful U.K. software company entering a high growth period. It has already established an excellent reputation and encompasses a fascinating array of technological and software capabilities with the potential for wider application. I am delighted to be joining as an advisor.”
Ian Taylor will work with the executive team to widen awareness of the services provided by 8over8, its brand impact and connections. He will join two existing industry subject matter advisors to 8over8, Geoff Lill and Martin Spring.
Clare Colhoun, CEO of 8over8 commented: "We are delighted that Ian has agreed to join us. His wide experience in politics and business will be of great importance as we expand our range of corporate activities. He will bring a fresh perspective which I am sure we will find invaluable as we accelerate the growth of our business both in the UK and in the export market. This is especially important as 8over8 extends its success in the oil and gas industry by targeting other sectors engaged in complex infrastructure and capital intensive projects."
Ian Taylor remarked: "8over8 is a successful U.K. software company entering a high growth period. It has already established an excellent reputation and encompasses a fascinating array of technological and software capabilities with the potential for wider application. I am delighted to be joining as an advisor."
Ian Taylor is a former MP and Science Minister who now serves on the board of several companies, mainly involved in software and technology applications. He is Chairman of the National Space Academy steering group and on the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council.
Ian is the Executive Chairman of LivingPlanIT which is developing an open standards software operating system for urban areas, connecting devices, sensors and infrastructure. Living PlanIT is working with 8over8 in several large scale projects. The company recently received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 European Smart City Growth Excellence Leadership Award .
Ian also chairs the European Advisory Board of Brooks International, a US professional services firm.
8over8’s Vision is to assure and protect the deployment of capital by organizations that design, build, and operate high-value assets. We put customers in control of their strategic contract engagements to achieve more predictable commercial outcomes. Our Mission is to build industry validated software solutions, and value-adding partnerships, that deliver a commercial discipline of governance and control to customers across their portfolio of capital contracts. We aspire to be the Capital Contract Management & Analytics software provider of choice for progressive owner-operators of large-scale projects.