CEO & Head Designer of Canaria Technologies, Alex Moss is a passionate role-model for women in technology; regularly mentoring and running events to promote female leadership in STEAM fields. Last year the BBC noted Alex as ‘the model changing the future of space medicine’. This year she has won the title of Women in Technology’s ‘Startup Entrepreneur of the Year’, as well as being a finalist for the Brisbane Lord Mayor Young Business Person of the Year Award.
Alex has extensive experience in business management and design. She has been a creative director for global ad campaigns (Phillip Treacy, Le Roni, Doc Martens) and was the founding CEO of art dealership The Court, as well as M2 Magazine prior to her move into technology.
Alex has a background in Design Psychology from the Courtauld Institute and is a guest lecturer at Hult Business School, as well as a regular panel critic for the Bartlett School of Architecture’s Computational Architecture Department.
Alex has also won numerous awards for her ground-breaking work in predictive biometric medical devices including: Global Winner Best Use of Hardware 2016 NASA International Space Apps, Sir Richard Branson’s Worldwide Top 10 Tech Start-ups Extreme Tech Challenge 2017, Global Aerospace Summit 2018 Young Space Leader and Komatsu Top 4 Tech Innovators to Watch Out For in 2018.
Chief Technology Officer of Canaria Technologies, Dr Rob Finean is a Chartered Electronic Systems Engineer whose 30+ year career has bridged aerospace, digital mobile communications and healthcare. Rob gained his PhD for pioneering work in mobile satellite communications.
Rob has launched products for Multinational enterprises (MNEs) that play a leading role in technological innovation, R&D investment and patenting. By serving various markets and their size, MNEs often benefit from economies of scale and scope, and have a stronger financial capacity to invest in innovation including risky innovation projects.
Rob co-founded and exited his company Widerweb to leading mobile data vendor Openwave in 2009.
Rob has launched multiple products for MNEs, including T-Mobile, and led development at several start-up ventures including Pogo – the world’s first touchscreen smartphone.
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