Our machine-to-machine communications software enables any device with a loudspeaker or microphone to exchange data via inaudible sound waves. Driven by unparalleled research and a world-class engineering team, Chirp enables the interconnection of millions of devices in a seamless, scalable, and cost-effective way to enhance end-user experience and add value to existing hardware.
Chief Executive Officer
Since joining Chirp, James has shaped the company’s strategic direction, overseeing its pivot from a consumer app to its current position as a B2B technology provider respected by global partners including Microsoft, Arm and Activision. James’s academic background in acoustics and DSP means that, when not managing the team, he is still able to review (and occasionally write) some code. He helps oversee Chirp’s patent portfolio and manages our broader set of partner and stakeholder relationships.
Chief Technology Officer
Dan is co-founder and CTO at Chirp, leading research and innovation into the next generation of acoustic communication technologies. He has authored numerous patent filings in the field of data-over-sound, including inventions in modulation, decoding, denoising, and higher-level technical applications. His PhD (Goldsmiths, University of London) applied high-performance computing to unanswered questions in computational biology.
Head of Research
Adib is an accomplished research scientist, who has authored and reviewed for multiple international peer-reviewed audio journals and conferences. His experience in audio spans a wide range of areas, including sound engineering, signal processing, machine learning, vocal analysis, and audio perception. Adib's PhD focused on audio DSP, perception, information retrieval, and machine learning.
Charilaos is at the cutting edge of Chirp's research team, exploring new innovations in transmitting and processing acoustic signals. He has a distinguished track record in satellite and wireless terrestrial communications, with research projects at the European Space Agency, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (under a European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship), and over 100 publications to date.
Andrea is a passionate content and marketing strategist who partners with marketing teams and C-suite executives to grow their brand. With nearly a decade of marketing and content strategy, Andrea leads Chirp’s marketing efforts -- identifying new partnerships and driving direct sales leads. She is also obtaining an MSc in Marketing and Technology from Goldsmiths University of London.
Head of Engineering
Joe heads up Chirp's engineering team, architecting our key SDKs and backend systems. His wide-ranging experience means that he can move fluently from diagnosing bare-metal embedded problems to orchestrating scalable backend data stores. Joe maintains the Chirp SDKs for Python and WebAssembly, liaises with global-scale partners, and supports the grass-roots projects of our developer community.
Dinu is an experienced mobile and web developer and a 5-year veteran at Chirp. He led the development of the hugely popular Chirp Android SDK, and oversees its continued modernisation and expansion into areas such as the Internet of Things. He was technical lead on the first hardware Chirp transceiver, a collaboration with EDF Energy Nuclear Generation. Independently, Dinu has applied his passion for software engineering to support a number of nonprofits and social enterprises.
Damien is Chirp’s embedded systems expert. He applies his lifelong passion for problem-solving to optimizing and refining Chirp’s core C frameworks, enabling them to run on the tiniest of electronic systems. He has spearheaded the creation of Chirp-DSP, a cross-platform library which incorporates architecture-specific optimisations for key DSP functionality; and the Chirp Memory Manager, a toolkit for pinpointing and minimising memory usage.
With over 20 years in leadership roles, Stephen is currently Chairman of White Springs Ltd and recently CEO of Myriad Group, a Swiss listed mobile technology specialist. Stephen has had significant exposure to developing tech businesses from start up through to exit, with a focus on sales, marketing, business development, strategy and fundraising.
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