Anthony Ashbrook

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Anthony is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of mobile visual search and possesses that rare mix of academic excellence, commercial drive and instinct. His career to date, closely tied to the renowned School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, has seen him work with brands like Disney, Nike, Vodafone, Nokia, O2, Tesco, HMV and Odeon.

Following a background in hardware systems and a PhD in algorithms for vision, Anthony worked for a number of start-ups until 2003 when he started his own successful computer vision consultancy, Vision Innovations. Passionate about disruptive technology, he recognised the opportunity to take his vision knowledge and apply it to the evolving consumer mobile sector. Partnering with an academic colleague at the University of Edinburgh and securing initial funding, Anthony launched Mobile Acuity in January 2006.