Meet the Team
Founder & Managing director
With 23 years’ experience of social and community development, Ms Devi Sohanta is the Founder of
the Connective Touch range. With a UK Patent for her fingerprint biometric sensor software, she has
developed the British-built Connective Touch range for the commercial and housing sectors. She has
specific interest in supporting vulnerable groups and proceeds of sales revenue support The Alpha
Trust, a charitable foundation.
Trevor Martin (HItex UK Ltd)
Associate to Connective Touch.
Trevor is a senior technical specialist within Hitex UK now with them for over 20 years. He has
worked with a wide range of microcontrollers and associated development tools. Trevor has
responsibility for fully supporting the firmware and system of the Smartpro solution.
(K3 Innovations Ltd)
Associate to Connective Touch
Jag has developed and is testing the Smart LAN networked solution. He aims to ensure the continued
reliability of the Connective Touch standalone and networked systems.
Product Installation Support
Richard is a highly disciplined individual who ensures that the quality of his work and others is neat, consistent and checked for good practice,
leaving the projects, customer or leading consultant with clear documentation and an easy way of contact for post install technical support.
Dave has 25 years' experience working in the electronics industry in a technical support role. His experience extends from automotive OEM’s and aftermarket through to high end security products with both electronic and mechanical expertise. He ensures that all design and development and assembly checks along with testing are completed on all our products.
Administration & Accounts
Kerry is a flexible, resourceful and enthusiastic Administrator having overall control of Office Management systems and processes.
Kerry supports Devi in managing her bookkeeping and financial controls.
Matthew recently joined the team having responsibility for all product coordination, assembly, packaging and delivery.
With a background in IT he brings forward fresh and energetic ideas that make for a more efficient way of managing the workshop, all the parts and product testing.
Bill Taylor from the Connective Touch Advisory Board in deep discussion with Team Members about product improvements. From left to right Trevor Martin of Hitex UK Jag Kundhi of K3 Innovations Robert Harwood of Bespoke Design and Bill Taylor.
The Advisory board has been supporting Connective Touch for the last three years and its valuable input has
that all our products meet the emerging requirements for biometric products and its related technology.
Dr. Peter Waggett
Leading the Emerging Technology Programme (ETP) at IBM’s Hursley Laboratory, Dr. Waggett’s team consists of 40 scientists and technologists, who provide ‘leading edge’ innovation across a range of projects and products, including biometric systems and technologies.
Dr. Tim Pascoe
Dr. Tim Pascoe is the Director of the Griffin Research and Consultancy Limited, a leading international community safety and crime prevention company. Dr. Pascoe has published over 100 journal & magazine articles and reports and lectures all over the world.
Dr. Yunfei Chen
Dr. Chen received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, in 1998 and 2001 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2005.
Mr. William (Bill) Taylor
Bill Taylor, currently director of Yardarm Design Ltd, originating, developing and marketing technical products for a range of industries. Previously senior project manager, leading the technical marketing project team at the University of Warwick Science Park Ltd based in Coventry UK. The project team delivers strategic marketing support, mentoring and market development projects to regional clients, over 600 to date.