Zoetrope is a specialist IoT consultancy based in Bristol, UK.

We are a team of expert technologists in the field of IoT (internet of things) who are using our in-house knowledge and experience to help accelerate our clients’ ideas from concepts through to market.

Zoetrope’s team has a highly diversified skill set, with both the strong engineering background you’d expect and the consulting knowledge of a PwC partner which perhaps you wouldn’t.

Team

Ben Howes

Ben Howes

Founder & CEO

I have always been entrepreneurial; I launched my first tech start-up while I was completing my Masters in Computer Science and Electronics at Bristol University.

I’m motivated by solving problems and I am passionate about technology; I find the potential that the Internet of Things holds for growing businesses really exciting, so I founded Zoetrope. I love working with our clients, delivering a remarkable solution to the new challenges that each one poses.

Richard Webb

Richard Webb

Cofounder

I met Ben while doing my Masters in Computer Science and Electronics. After a stint in Silicon Valley and building software for one of the UK’s largest financial institutions, he asked me to join him in starting Zoetrope.

I love that I am developing my skills and practising new uses for them every day. From electronics and PCB design to developing embedded and API software; they are all useful for our projects.

Michael Boulton

Michael Boulton

Software Engineer

I first used my Masters in Computer science and Electronics in internal scalability and parallel computing for high-performance computing. Creating scientific simulations of super-computing with emerging technologies, I travelled around the world and was published a couple of times in scientific journals.

At Zoetrope, I develop embedded software with yocto, back-end software and web apps. I like that we get to know the whole story of the product - using the latest technology to build something all the way from the hardware to the apps.

Mitchell Harle

Mitchell Harle

Software Engineer

After completing a Masters in Physics at Durham University, I decided to become a software developer. I particularly enjoyed working on a project for an X-ray metrology company, creating 3D visualisations of the compositions of the X-ray’s wafer chips, in order to find defects.

At Zoetrope, I develop server software in Python and native mobile apps in React. I enjoy the agile environment of Zoetrope; I’m able to work with cutting-edge technology and I’m constantly learning new things.

Oliver King

Oliver King

Software Engineer

Once I had completed my PhD in the physical sciences, I continued on at Oxford University as a research scientist while also learning software development. At Zoetrope I’m applying my knowledge both to create web APIs for our products and use my data science experience to create insight.

I enjoy working in the small, close-knit team at Zoetrope. My contributions to projects make a difference to our clients’ diverse range of businesses and I can use my extensive interest and knowledge in data science to develop our predictive analytics

Jon Wyatt

Jon Wyatt

Front-end Engineer

I previously worked as a paramedic but made the switch to coding because I missed the creativity . I’ve always enjoyed making things and have a long list of hardware and software project ideas on the backlog so working at Zoetrope has been a great fit for me.

At Zoetrope I primarily work on the front end; mobile and web apps. I enjoy the process of taking a project spec and using the latest technologies to make it real. I’ve found it a great environment to learn new skills and find new applications for my existing ones.