Find OUt About Us.

story so far

T-DAB was born in November 2016. Originally the brainchild of co-founders Eric and Paul after a chance meeting on a train, it took several months for the team to map out the business in its current form. Finally, T-DAB went live mid-2017 as an organisation providing expertise in delivering data science as a service.


Since then, T-DAB has grown to a core team of seven along with a pool of twenty trusted data science associate consultants including; data scientists, data engineers, solution architects, data analysts, and business intelligence analysts. In addition, T-DAB has curated a wider network of over 150 data professionals via social media, events, and our own online community platform.

mission statements

1. To combine the best of cutting-edge science and business understanding, to deliver the highest quality data science solutions to our clients.


2. Provide an opportunity to freelance data professionals to work as part of a new community-based model of engagement.

OUR awesome team.

Our core group

Eric Topham

CEO & Data Science Director

George Hancock

Head of Business Development

Ivan Scattergood

CTO & Data Engineering Director

Paul Calver


Trevor Bailey

Project Management and Operations

Simon Briscoe


Roman Kastusik

lead data scientist

Hugo Barbaroux

Data Scientist

Eugenio Rampinelli

Marketing Executive

Emilie Werlen

Data scientist

Sean Davidson

Data engineer

Our senior associate consultants

James Cross

Senior Cloud Solution Architect

Oba Bajoma

Data Engineer

Darrin Morgan

Data engineer



cutting edge research

The community is more than a database of names and transient relationships. T-DAB offers training courses to our community, to help them stay at the cutting edge of the rapidly changing data technology landscape. We also organise community events, inviting our community to share projects and problems, as well as discuss and debate the latest advancements in the world of data.

Built For You

T-DAB curates a community of highly skilled data professionals. These associates provide invaluable skills, expertise and resource to allow us to tailor carefully our technical team profiles to the exact requirements of the client and the project.

part of something greater

Most importantly, we try to foster a warm community atmosphere, with social events and keeping in regular contact so that everyone feels part of the T-DAB team.


we are trusted by
industry leading
international partners.

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