Nick Thorne

Note this website hasn’t had much attention in recent years. Please see Winchester Innovation and Rockstone Data for more contemporary information.

Nick Thorne (LinkedIn) has decades of experience in high technology innovation garnered from 18 years in research and development at Philips Semiconductors / NXP followed by 16 months as head of enterprise at Solent University and nearly ten years of running his own technical consultancy businesses Winchester Innovation Ltd, a computer consultancy based in Hampshire and now Rockstone Data Ltd.

Topics covered are summarized below.

  • Business development & networking in the electronics and software industries.
  • Business consultancy for commercial models, modetization, cost of sales, scoping and startups
  • Full stack technology selection and development.
  • Embedded hardware and software project analysis, costings, feasibility study, management and design.
  • iPhone and Android App requirements capture, specification and development.
  • Microelectronics project consultancy.
  • Database design and maintenance (PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL) & web applications.
  • Internet of Things (Thingsboard with Python data acquisition).
  • Business development; prospect identification, approach plan, approach and collaboration.
  • Collaborations with universities, researchers, third parties and funding agencies.
  • Contract research and development including intellectual property best practice.
  • AWS, Digital Ocean, Azure cloud configuration and development.

In summary, we do project scoping, prospect analysis, business development, project estimation and justification.
Project management. Hands on implementation from design study to proof of concept to test, documentation and sales support.
Objective-C, iOS, Android, C#, Javascript, C++, PICs, FPGA to full custom to RTOS, Linux, Service Level Agreements, UI design and evaluation, ARM GNU tools, configuration management and problem reporting etc etc.
Software requirements analysis, specification, procurement, acceptance testing and licence specification, review and negotiation.
Team building, team development and team coaching.
If you are looking for surfing lessons, then you need the other Nick Thorn (no e). Though I will happily take you out surfing, sailing or preferably on an extremely long and hilly bike ride.
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