The Team

Dr Michalis Papadakis


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Dr Papadakis is a co-founder and CEO of Brainomix. He has a PhD in neurosciences from UCL School of Pharmacy and was the Scientific Director of the preclinical stroke lab at the University of Oxford. He has successfully led the development and commercialization of the e-ASPECTS software and has raised over £4 million of private investment and public funding. He has been an invited speaker at international stroke conferences and has 20 publications in the field of cerebral ischemia and translational stroke research studies.

Andrew Barker


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Andrew is Brainomix Chairman. Andrew has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSc in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is an experienced NED and investor in early stage companies. He was involved in the early stages of Internet computing over in Silicon Valley and later worked to build Intel’s UK venture arm.

Prof Alastair Buchan

Senior Medical Science Adviser

Professor Buchan is a co-founder of Brainomix and the inventor of the ASPECTS score. He has over 30 years of experience in treating acute stroke patients and is a Professor of Stoke Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is a world-leading clinician in stroke treatment having studied at Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard University. In 1996, at the University of Calgary, Canada he initiated a region-wide comprehensive stroke programme and established the Foothills Hospital as one of the world’s leading centres for acute stroke intervention. In Oxford, he has successfully set up an Acute Stroke programme and has acted in the past as the university’s Dean of Medicine, Head of Medical Sciences Division.

Prof Iris Grunwald

Medical Director

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Professor Dr med. Grunwald is a co-founder of Brainomix and has been instrumental in the development of the e-ASPECTS algorithm. She is a consultant neuroradiologist and studied Medicine in Germany. She was awarded her professorship at the University of the Saarland where she became co-director of the department for Neuroradiology. She is board certified in Health Economics and Hospital Management and has published many articles in the field of neuroradiology, including the book "How to set up an acute stroke service". She has an international reputation in implementing acute stroke interventions, presented at over 300 meetings In 2013, she was offered the position of Director of Neuroscience and Medical Affairs at Anglia Ruskin University and is also building up an interventional stroke service at Southend University hospital.

Riaz Rahman

VP Healthcare Global

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Riaz is Vice President Healthcare Global at Brainomix. He has a BSc Honours degree in Human Genetics from King’s College London and a Masters degree in Human Molecular Genetics from Imperial College London. He is responsible for the company’s revenue, direct sales operations and the management of distributor, agent and channel strategies globally. He leads the development of national and international sales strategies and manages relationships with clinicians and key opinion leaders in each country after market entry. He has held a number of senior management and commercial positions in Pharmaceuticals, Management Information, Health Consultancy and Technology with over 17 years’ experience of working with private and public healthcare.

Dr Constantin Thiopoulos

Business Development Manager

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Dr Thiopoulos is a co-founder of Brainomix and acts as its Business Development Manager. Constantin shares 20 years of experience in the commercialization of R&D results working as a consultant to companies and R&D organisations. In the past, he has been the trainer for infodev and invited speakers for topics addressing innovation management and incubation. He has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, an MSc in Computer Science, an MPhil in Philosophy/Linguistics and has followed executive education courses at London Business School. Constantin has been the co-founder of spin-offs from the Fraunhofer, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence. He has 30 publications in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Management.

Michael Printzos

Business Development Manager

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Michael is a co-founder of Brainomix and is leading the company’s marketing efforts. Michael has an MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford University. He brings a broad international experience having worked in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Greece. His focus has been the commercialization of innovative results and bridging R&D data with market needs.

Eric Greveson


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Eric is the CTO of Brainomix. He received his 1st class Engineering from Cambridge University, and has worked on a wide variety of computer vision projects. These include video processing and 3D graphics algorithms, real-time data capture software, parallel grid computing systems, and data visualization. He has extensive experience in software engineering, design, and programming with languages such as C++ and Python. At Brainomix, Eric works with the clinical and business teams to deliver the company's state-of-the-art medical imaging software.

Simon Morgan

Software Engineer

Simon has an M.Eng. Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol. He has worked as a software engineer in the telecommunications and motorsport industries.

Dr Olivier Joly

Senior Clinical Scientist

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Dr Joly is the Senior Clinical Scientist of Brainomix. He has an MSc in Telecommunications from the University of Bordeaux, France and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He brings to the team over 12 years of experience in brain imaging. With his role at the company he is responsible for the integration of clinical science and cutting-edge machine learning techniques.

Glen Tomkowiak

Systems Engineer

Glen is a Systems Engineer at Brainomix. He has a MSc in Information Assurance, a BSc in Computer Information Systems Management, and a CISSP. He brings to the team over 10 years of experience as a system administrator, programmer and systems engineer working in the past for the US Air Force medical service.

Alaffia Maxwell

Director of Clinical Operations Global

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Alaffia is the Director of Clinical Operations Global at Brainomix. He has extensive senior management experience in a variety of sectors including Health and Social Care, Telecommunications, Property Management, and Clinical Studies. Alaffia’s main roles at Brainomix include operational management of the company’s new software development projects, management of the company Quality Management System and collaborating with institutions globally.

Dr Rafael Namias

Algorithm Researcher

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Dr Namias is a computer scientist and an algorithm researcher at Brainomix. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the National University of Rosario, Argentina. His thesis focused on areas surrounding the volumetric and dynamic pelvic organ segmentation in MRI. He brings to the team experience in generic medical imaging processing and analysis.

Sarah Murray

UI Developer

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Sarah is a UI Developer at Brainomix. In the past she worked on digital education products and systems. At Brainomix she is responsible for the design and development of web interfaces for products.

Prof Ms Renato Cunha

Country Manager Brazil

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Prof Ms Renato Cunha is Country Manager Brazil at Brainomix, responsible for the operational management of the company in Brazil. He has over 12 years medical devices experience in the Brazilian market and extensive international experience obtained from a diverse successful career in the medical devices industry, commercial, IT and industrial segments. His previous roles have included the head of the first Telestroke program in Brazil and a successful executive carrier in Corporations as Johnson&Johnson and Mitsubishi. Passionate about people management, self-improvement and development through continued education, Renato is a Singularity University Chapter Ambassador and Professor of Innovation and Business Management for MBA courses.

Tomás Rosón

Territory Healthcare Manager, Spain & Portugal

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Tomás is the Healthcare Manager for Spain and Portugal at Brainomix. He has a M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering from the University of León, Spain. He brings to the team experience in the medical devices industry having worked before in Spain and Portugal as Support Engineer and Application Specialist.

Lorenzo Polpettini

Territory Healthcare Manager, Italy

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Lorenzo is the Healthcare Manager for Italy, responsible for customer care within the territory. He graduated in Electronic Engineering from Bologna University. He has over of 15 years of experience working with medical devices, obtained in different roles. His previous experiences include R&D Engineer for ECG real time applications and portable devices, Application Specialist for Neurosurgery and Orthopedics navigation systems, Support Specialist for Radiotherapy positioning systems and treatment planning systems.

David Balo

Territory Healthcare Manager, Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary

David is the Healthcare Manager for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary at Brainomix. He has nearly a decade of medical devices and clinical information systems experience having worked as a Field Engineer and Application Specialist in the Czech Republic. He also brings international experience supporting customers in the CEE territory.

Ila Pearson

Office Manager

Ila is the Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Directors at Brainomix. She brings to the team a wealth of experience in the workplace and is essentially responsible for organising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office.

Mark Idler

Vice President, Enterprise Business Development for North America

Mark is the Vice President Enterprise Business Development for North America. He is part of the launch Team responsible for commercialization of e-ASPECTS. Mark brings over 25 years experience working with technology start ups in the healthcare marketplace. He has held a number of senior management positions in Bio tech, Enterprise Software, Health Consultancy and Technology. He leads the development and management of strategic channel partnerships, key opinion leaders and clinicians in the US and Canada. Mark has a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.