Covatic is an exciting team of broadcast industry experts and academic leaders

Formed in 2016 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford, our team is backed by world leading research in semantics and knowledge representation. Covatic is run by experts from across the broadcast industry.


Nick Pinks


Former Technology Transfer Manager at the BBC who specialised in broadcast workflows. He subsequently worked commercially, building solutions for the industry’s move to IP and dynamic content experiences.

Stuart Timms


A highly experienced broadcast engineer specialising in early product development. He has worked for the BBC, as a Technical and Solutions Architect on the DPP Initiative, and with Sky, Technicolor, Dolby, Cisco in a variety of roles.

Rob Dunbar


An all-rounder, having worked as a designer, developer, and project manager in the design industry as part of both communications and operational teams. Experience managing complex projects in a fast-paced environment.

Board of Directors

Travis Baxter


Bringing thirty-five years’ experience and expertise in content development, consumer change and business strategy. He is a successful international business leader with extensive operational and strategic board level experience from early stage companies, such as Covatic, to established businesses.

Matt Arnold


Matt is an Investing Principal at OSI, where he focusses on software and software-enabled businesses. Previously he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs: first in Fixed Income Analytics and more recently in Strategic Investing (Corporate VC). He has a masters in Information Engineering from Cambridge and was trained and sponsored by the Ministry of Defence Engineering and Science Group.

Professor Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Research Founder, Director

A Professor of Computer Science and Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College at the University of Oxford. He is also a Research Fellow at the Royal Society. He has been involved in the design of several tools for ontology management and reasoning, including LogMap, MORe, SemFacet and PAGOdA.


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