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Ian Taylor, former UK Science & Technology Minister, joins the Advisory Board of 8over8

The Board of 8over8 Limited is pleased to announce that Ian Taylor, former UK Science & Technology Minister and current Executive Chairman of Living PlanIT SA (an 8over8 strategic partner) has agreed to become an Advisor to 8over8.

This confirms 8over8’s determination to grow its business by increasing its influence amongst decision makers in target markets and to broaden the experience available to its management team. 8over8’s flagship software platform (ProCon) assures and protects the deployment of capital by organizations that design, build, and operate high-value assets.

Ian Taylor will work with the executive team to widen awareness of the services provided by 8over8, its brand impact and connections. He will join two existing industry subject matter advisors to 8over8, Geoff Lill and Martin Spring.

Clare Colhoun, CEO of 8over8 commented:

“We are delighted that Ian has agreed to join us. His wide experience in politics and business will be of great importance as we expand our range of corporate activities. He will bring a fresh perspective which I am sure we will find invaluable as we accelerate the growth of our business both in the UK and in the export market. This is especially important as 8over8 extends its success in the oil and gas industry by targeting other sectors engaged in complex infrastructure and capital intensive projects.”

Ian Taylor remarked: “8over8 is a successful U.K. software company entering a high growth period. It has already established an excellent reputation and encompasses a fascinating array of technological and software capabilities with the potential for wider application. I am delighted to be joining as an advisor.”

Ian Taylor is a former MP and Science Minister who now serves on the board of several companies, mainly involved in software and technology applications. He is Chairman of the National Space Academy steering group and on the UK Science & Technology Facilities Council.

Ian is the Executive Chairman of LivingPlanIT which is developing an open standards software operating system for urban areas, connecting devices, sensors and infrastructure. Living PlanIT is working with 8over8 in several large scale projects. The company recently received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 European Smart City Growth Excellence Leadership Award .

Ian also chairs the European Advisory Board of Brooks International, a US professional services firm.

About 8over8:

8over8, an AVEVA Group company, provides contract risk management software that helps large and complex projects improve performance and profitability. 8over8’s platform, ProCon, has been deployed on over 250 projects that manage $500bn of assets, saving customers up to 5% on their capital investments. Headquartered in the UK and with offices in the Middle East, Europe, North America and Australia, 8over8 has built a loyal blue-chip customer base globally including PDO, Shell, BP, Chevron, Santos, Wintershall, Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Woodside and INPEX among others.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Monica Vaz
Global Marketing Manager
8over8, an AVEVA Group Company
m.vaz@8over8.com
Tel: +44(0) 28 7129 5930

About the author
Monica Vaz | Global Marketing Manager
Enthusiastic and assured marketer with over 15 years of experience in the IT and Business Services industry. Monica joined 8over8 in October 2015 and bring proven project management capabilities, exceptional creative skills in managing local and global marketing programs.
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