Our People

James Penney

Job title: Chief Architect

What do you do at Device Authority? 
Anything technical - Researching and developing prototypes, systems integration & architecture design, product testing, customer deployments, and everything else in between.

What difference does that make to customers? 
I believe customers benefit from my extensive background in delivering security solutions to organisations of all sizes - which has given me great visibility of what the Device Authority platform must provide, in order to meet ever-changing real-world requirements.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
Saving Private Ryan.

First job?
Support Administrator at a security-focused VAR.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs - cats are too devious.

Mac or PC?
Mac

iPhone or Android?
iPhone

Dono Harjanto

Job title: Chief Architect

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I am responsible for the D-FACTOR system software architecture and design, and the core development for (cross-platform) client components.

What difference does that make to customers?
We help customers protect access to their sensitive information by adding their device as the nth factor.

Favourite colour?
Turquoise

Favourite film?
Unforgiven

First job?
R & D Staff at Bina Nusantara University Computer Lab

Dogs or cats?
Dogs

Mac or PC?
I use both

iPhone or Android?
Android



Wiragama Hantareja

Job Title: Software Engineer

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I am the core developer for the D-FACTOR back-end components.

What difference does that make to customers? 
Provides a more secure access by using a device as your identity.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
Fast and Furious.

First job?
Web and Mobile Developer

Dogs or cats?
Dogs.

Mac or PC?
Both.

iPhone or Android?
Both.


John Pratt

Job title: AVP Sales North America

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I am responsible for driving sales in North America.

What difference does that make to customers? 
I am the primary point of contact for customers in North America.

Favourite colour?
Green.

Favourite film?
Shawshank Redemption.

First job?
Running guerrilla marketing for Nantucket Nectars juice company.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs.

Mac or PC?
Undecided...learning Mac.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone.




Darron Antill

Job title: CEO

What do you do at Device Authority? 
Focus on driving the Strategy of Device Authority, and as CEO you tend to focus on all things with a particular emphasis on Our Customers, Our Employees and Our Plan.

What difference does that make to customers? 
We have a critical piece of software in the Data security space in the IoT Market. All our customers at some stage will need to be more considered of how they solve the Data leakage, loss and fallout of any breach of their most critical
asset – DATA.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
The Godfather series.

First job?
Graduate Trainee at Digital Equipment Company, based in Reading, UK.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, Miniature Schnauzers for me – Buddy & Wilson.

Mac or PC?
Mac …… now.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone 6.


Matt Sims

Job title: Lead Software Developer

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I'm the core developer for the Device Authority Agent and Management Server.

What difference does that make to customers? 
Helps customers to protect their data.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
Aliens.

First job?
Worked in a surf shop.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs.

Mac or PC?
Mac.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone.

Talbot Harty

Job title: Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I identify and design solutions to solve our customer’s problems.

What difference does that make to customers? 
Delivering strong security solutions that are easy to implement and use allows our customers to build trusted systems for the Internet of Things.

Favourite colour?
True Blue.

Favourite film?
As Good As It Gets.

First job?
Radar Systems Technician, Hughes.

Dogs or cats?
I love other people’s pets.

Mac or PC?
PC.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone.


Rosa Lenders

Job title: Marketing Executive

What do you do at Device Authority? 
I am responsible for planning and executing our marketing strategy globally.

What difference does that make to customers? 
Through multiple communications channels we are building brand awareness and discovering customers who can benefit from the value the Device Authority platform delivers.

Favourite colour?
Pink.

Favourite film?
The Lion King.

First job?
Research Assistant.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs! I have a fluffy Pomeranian called Molly.

Mac or PC?
Mac.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone 6 Plus.


Paul Lockley

Job title: VP Sales EMEA

What do you do at Device Authority? 
Manage the Alliances, Partnerships and Sales for the EMEA region. The way we engage, manage and execute through our channel is the key factor to our success.

What difference does that make to customers? 
It means that we can collectively stand behind what we deliver, with the knowledge that it is a solution not a product. Tomorrow ready IoT.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
GlenGarry Glen Ross

First job?
Insurance Clerk

Dogs or cats?
Dogs

Mac or PC?
Mac, Mac, Mac

iPhone or Android?
Android


Leigh Ann Gilson

Job title: Customer Success Manager

What do you do at Device Authority? 
Anything and everything customer facing.

What difference does that make to customers? 
Having someone on the team focused on the customer experience ensures we deliver a quality product that is easy to understand and easy to use.

Favourite colour?
All of them!

Favourite film?
Forrest Gump.

First job?
Software Engineer at Chevron.

Dogs or cats?
Both, but my house is currently ruled by cats.

Mac or PC?
PC.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone.




Frode Nilsen

Job title: Technical Architect

What do you do at Device Authority? 
My responsibilities include prototyping, pre-sales, showcasing our product, and any technical or architectural aspects around our product.

What difference does that make to customers? 
It helps customers understand where data is potentially left exposed and vulnerable to cyber attacks, in the ever growing ecosystem of Internet of Things, and how we can provide an additional layer of security to close these attack surfaces.

Favourite colour?
Blue.

Favourite film?
James Bond: Skyfall.

First job?
Developer Summer Job.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs, if I had to pick.

Mac or PC?
Mac, just swapped.

iPhone or Android?
iPhone.