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Jim Thomson

IoT, Arduino, CAD, Rapid Prototype

Works remotely from South Oxfordshire District

  • 51.66667
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  • Suggested rate € 700 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

South Oxfordshire District, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Automobile
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Defense & Military
  • Digital & IT
  • E-commerce
+7 other
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
+2 other


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Verified email


  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (12)

Jim in a few words

I've been working in the IT/Telecoms, Satellite embedded/IoT industry starting my career in 1984.

I've integrated all kind of technologies and built powerful soutions for large corporates, as well as for my own start-ups.

Whilst my focus here is Arduino, I can also provide CAD design, 3D protoyping services and bring in 3rd party resources for other applictions, as well as production solutions.

Talk to me about your project.




CEO / CTO / Inventor / Founder / Designer

United Kingdom

September 2016 - January 2023 (6 years and 4 months)

Under J-design, I have created new and innovative technology concepts and launched new products in IoT, Consumer Electronics, Real Estate, Aviation, Marine, Autonomous Vehicles, Broadcast, Media and Hardware Fastner Industries. From Idea -> Invention -> Concept -> Development -> BETA TEST-> PRODUCTION -> SPIN-OFF -> SALE. My work also includes; Technology Design and Selection, Creation of Intellectual property, Brand Creation, Initial Marketing, Business/Partner Development, Developing Prototypes, Packaging Design, Brand Awareness, Commercial Propositions, as well as Business Strategy/Plans, Investor Presentations, Key Personnel Hires with Full P&L Responsibility.


CEO / CTO / Inventor / Founder

Oxfordshire, UK

January 2011 - August 2015 (4 years and 7 months)

♦ Founded SATcase Ltd ♦ Grew a high-tech business from scratch into a pioneering firm worth £5 million in just four years ♦ Drew from specialist knowledge of industry and latest technology to identify business opportunities ♦ Invented a radical satellite based mobile communications product with search and rescue technology ♦ Led across all technical aspects including product design, testing and support provisioning for smart devices ♦ Secured intellectual property via a patent, design rights and trademark for the UK, US & key markets ♦ Presented at international trade shows/conferences; attracting interest from NPOs and global multi-sector businesses ♦ Forged strategic business partnerships and developed synergies, market presence and $multimillion sales


CEO / CTO  - As a freelancer

Newbury, UK

November 2009 - November 2012 (3 years)

♦ Established & developed a pioneering high-tech business from scratch as CEO/CTO/systems architect ♦ Developed radical solutions and services for international disasters with mobile command and control ♦ Identified commercial opportunities, created business plans and successfully attracted investors and funds ♦ Spearheaded sales, marketing, PR, media and promotional activities to attract global interest and lucrative sales

Fax2Mail Limited

CEO / CTO / Systems Architect

Newbury, UK

March 2004 - May 2005 (1 year and 2 months)

♦ Identified/capitalised on demand for a quality email/fax/text conversion solution as Fax2Mail CEO/CTO ♦ Led teams, design, technology, ecommerce, sales & marketing to surpass commercial goals in double quick time

MHz Communications

CEO / CTO / Systems Architect

January 2003 - January 2004 (1 year)

♦ Set up & led multi-service wireless operator business MHz Communications to success as CTO/architect ♦ 1995-02 excelled in consultant, project management, business analyst & technical architect roles in the US & UK ♦ Set up & led multi-service wireless operator business MHz Communications to success as CTO/architect ♦ 1995-02 excelled in consultant, project management, business analyst & technical architect roles in the US & UK ♦ Worked on many cutting edge projects alongside technical genii including Internet pioneer John Postel

Ibm - IBM Group

Special Projects

London, UK

October 1998 - October 1999 (1 year)

Reporting directly to the UK Executive, for Tivoli Network Management Solutions including Software and Services, for the monitoring and management of critical services, applications and network-based systems for the Corporate Enterprise and Managed Service Providers such as telcos, cable and internet service providers. Business Development - EMEA ( Special Projects ) Invited in by the Tivoli Executive Team to identify and investigate new market opportunities for the Tivoli product suite with the freedom to travel anywhere within IBM and Tivoli. Sole mandate to identify strategic opportunities for development of partnership as well as develop immediate sales opportunities with IBM and Tivoli Sales Teams. Investigated current interest from clients and engineers within the business to determine emerging technology opportunities. Quickly identified Embedded Devices such as PDA's for the corporate enterprise network as untapped market, and the Digital TV Broadcasting Head-End and Remote Head infrastructure as well as Set-Top-Boxes being another untapped market Tivoli could participate in. Worked with Tivoli Development Team for a Proof of Concept and new Product Offering which, Extended the overall Tivoli Product Offering and Value to Clients, including arranging a strategic Partnerships for co-development and go-to-market World Wide with one of Europe's Largest Set-Top-Box manufacturers as well a Global PDA manufacturer. Engaged alongside IBM & Tivoli Sales Teams in Europe and identified immediate Sales Opportunities of $6 million, with a commitment for 10% deposit for advanced development. Developed 2 Business Cases for New Business with values of $1.3 billion and $13.5 million. After presentation to Tivoli Executives, the proposition was adopted as a Tivoli Global Strategy and a new Business Unit was created to fully develop the technology and products for these and other related markets.