"Demanding, hard embedded applications for safety critical environments"
"Specialist in complex algorithm development & implementation"
Tactiq is a product development consultancy specialising in software, electronics and user interfaces for demanding embedded systems. With our partnership approach and high level of expertise we dramatically reduce the risk of innovative product development, increase speed to market and ensure all the requirements are met. We serve the Medical, Automotive, Defence and Industrial markets.
Tactiq (formerly Atalanta Consulting Ltd) was formed in 1996 by a group of ex-GE Healthcare professionals sharing a goal to reduce the time and risk incurred developing innovative, high quality embedded systems. Tactiq has now grown into a successful business serving clients ranging from small technology companies to blue chip corporations. We continue with a passion for the consistent provision of high quality electronic and software product development solutions. All our designs and development services are accredited to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards.
Managing Director: Allen Velani
A co-founder of Tactiq in 1996, Allen has been responsible for shaping Tactiq's successful IT and operations strategy and has been instrumental in building the business teams and offerings. Prior to founding Tactiq, Allen worked for GE Healthcare and Schlumberger and has 13 years experience designing leading edge products in the healthcare and power generation markets with a particular specialism in user interface design. He has a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Cognitive Science, University of Manchester.
Director of Technology: Alan Johnson (AJ)
A co-founder of Tactiq, AJ's engineering leadership and outstanding technical guidance to the teams has resulted in a number of "World Firsts" for clients. Prior to founding Tactiq, AJ worked in a number of senior engineering positions in GE Healthcare and has almost 25 years experience developing demanding embedded systems and leading international teams. He has a BA and MA in Mathematics & Physics, Cambridge University and is a member of the IET, SAE and IPEM.
Engineering Manager: Chris Watts
Chris started his career with 8 years at GEC Computers Ltd where he designed electronics for minicomputer CPUs. He developed low-level, high performance embedded software at Microdata, Metier and BT. During 23 years at 3Dlabs, he worked on developing the world's first 3D graphics chip for the PC, successfully programme managed 5 chip development projects and ended up as Director of Manufacturing Operations. Chris is responsible for the Tactiq engineering team and manages technical projects as required. He has a BSc (Hons) in Electronics and MSc in Computer Science. He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IET.
Clients have benefited from Tactiq's exceptional skills and commitment to deliver high quality, innovative products. With the company's engineering roots in the demanding field of Nuclear Medicine, we approach all projects with an intelligent, science based methodology combined with knowledge and experience of real world applications. Our system architecture and thorough system modelling approach to designing software and electronics gives clients confidence in our solutions meeting the most challenging requirements very early in the development cycle. See our Clients and Testimonials for information.
Tactiq minimises the risk for customers with clear requirements definition, intelligent design concepts, risk management throughout the project and with our partnership approach. Robust designs are assured with skilled intelligent design, deep-dive reviews, thorough testing and the use of tools and simulators. Strong, dedicated project managers ensure high quality solutions are delivered on time and on budget.
We offer fixed priced contracts even for major innovations to further reduce client's risks.
By building long term relationships with clients, Tactiq is valued as part of their team and plays a key role in driving their business to future success. We ensure success by listening and understanding our customer's needs and aligning our goals with the client's right from the start with a commitment to deliver.
We tailor our teams to interlink with the client's key individuals, effectively leveraging their IP and the combined team competencies. Throughout the development, our partnership approach ensures we are continuously adding substantial value to our client. We are flexible to manage changes in scope and overcome challenges with open and trusting communication.
We often work closely with our client's teams starting from jointly deriving the requirements including supporting business case evaluations, feasibility studies and feature decisions. Our systems adapt to mesh with the individual client’s processes to support their milestones, deliverables and tracking matrices for each project phase. Tactiq have taken projects from early proof of concepts right through to long term post-production support.
We support many international clients with projects in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Tactiq's track record working with leading edge technology companies worldwide clearly demonstrates our successful application of effective project skills.