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New CTO Dai Evans to innovate and scale Idwal’s technology strategy

by Paul Howe

Idwal, providers of the world's first and largest online ship inspection platform, are delighted to welcome Dai Evans as Chief Technology Officer.

Dai Evans, Chief Technology Officer

Dai Evans, Chief Technology Officer

With a proven track record of scaling global engineering teams and delivering market-leading digital products, Dai will lead Idwal’s technology strategy in the years to come. With a career spanning over 20 years, he has been at the leading edge of telecommunications, media and advertising, with recent CTO positions at several tech start-ups and scale-ups. With this comes a wealth of technical, commercial and leadership experience.

Idwal Managing Director Nick Owens said, “We are bringing new solutions to the market and not only will Dai help accelerate these, but his experience of building large scale data-driven products, with a strong emphasis on the user experience, means we’ll be able to provide unique insights to our partners and customers. He also comes with a huge amount of passion, energy and leadership.”

Dai Evans said, “Idwal is leading the digitisation of maritime inspections, which is still in its infancy compared to my previous industries, so I’m excited at the prospect of combining my experience of scaling software engineering and data science departments, with driving innovation and emerging tech. Idwal has a great group of people and heritage, so I’m delighted to join them for the next part of their journey.”

This announcement coincides with the centenary of Graig Shipping, the parent company of Idwal, who were formed in 1919 by Idwal Williams. To correspond with the celebration of this milestone, Graig is hosting a series of events and have published a book 'Graig: One Hundred Years in Shipping' to showcase the company's rich history. Additionally, the group has recently raised £37,000 with the Graig100 charity bike ride, with all proceeds going to the Velindre Cancer Centre.

Idwal will be at the Marine Money London Ship Finance Forum on 22nd January 2020, where they will be making further announcements and launching their '2020 vision'.


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