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About our team

Owen Thomas


Owen has over 20 years’ experience in the high-performance computing sector, advising on strategy, supporting procurements and managing highly technical projects from initiation to completion.

Owen has worked client side and supplier side across the commercial and public sectors and he is a successful and highly experienced consultant. He has dealt with every type of challenge that can arise in a technical project – contract, financial, risk, personnel and quality concerns. Owen is the founding partner of Red Oak and works from both Alton and Cheltenham offices.

Paul Ingram


Paul is a technical expert in complex systems management and provides a range of consultancy services to our customers.

An experienced engineer, Paul has in-depth knowledge of a vast array of HPC and enterprise platforms, interconnect technologies, switch stacking systems and parallel storage. In addition to systems management, this means he is supremely well-equipped to provide technical planning, configuration and performance services to customers and also give advice on the specification and selection of technology.

Dairsie Latimer


Dairsie leads the Red Oak innovation and research team and provides both technical consultancy services and thought leadership resources for our customers.

Dairsie focusses on delivering solutions and recommendations to our customers, often in the form of studies and reports and he specializes in competitive analysis and system benchmarking. Dairsie has spent more than fifteen years in senior technical roles for research and engineering-led organisations, working in areas as diverse as computer graphics, network processing and high-performance computing.

Chris Downing


Chris is one of the newest recruits to the Red Oak team and works mainly in the innovation and research team providing a range of technical consultancy services.

Prior to joining Red Oak, Chris completed an EngD in Computational Chemistry at University College London. Having performed academic research using the last two UK national supercomputing services (HECToR and ARCHER) as well as a number of smaller HPC resources, Chris is familiar with the complexities of matching both hardware and software to user requirements. His detailed knowledge of materials chemistry and solid-state physics means that he is well-placed to offer insight into emerging technologies. 


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