DIGATEX’s management team is made up of highly experienced engineering professionals who have all held senior positions in both engineering companies and software companies.  They have a passion for, and deep understanding of how to harness people, processes and technology to significantly improve the business performance of their customers.  They will continue to push the boundaries of digital transformation of complex industrial assets.
Derek Middlemas
Derek MiddlemasChief Executive Officer
Exceptionally talented Executive with 40 years experience in the process, power and marine sectors. The first part of his career was spent in the design and construction of onshore and offshore capital projects. The last 20 years has focused on the use of engineering information systems and technology to drive business improvement across the whole project and asset lifecycle. He has held senior management and board positions in two leading software companies providing engineering IT solutions to these industries, specialising in strategic development of new solutions and markets.
Derek is one of the few people that can create a digital transformation strategy and then execute the practical deployment of such within these asset intensive industries.
Prabhakar Darakapalli
Prabhakar DarakapalliHead of Operations - India
Seasoned professional with 15 years’ experience in building and managing teams to provide software solutions for the marine and process industries, with a master’s degree in Digital Media and Computer Graphics from the University of Bremen.
For the last 8 years Prabhakar has held the position of Vice President, AVEVA India. He was responsible for setting up the India operation and played a key leadership role in growing this region to a size of 500+ people, comprising specialist teams covering the entire AVEVA product portfolio. He also worked with sales and business development to expand the business in to the areas of information management, 3D, 2D construction and visualization. Prior to this, he worked at Logimatic in Germany for 7 years as a developer, consultant, and technical project manager involved in various projects spread across Europe and North America.
Richard Beck
Richard BeckHead of Operations - Australasia
With a background in Electrical and Instrument Engineering, Process Automation and engineering data management, Richard has held very senior management positions in both engineering and software companies. He brings a wealth of experience and capability to DIGATEX. Richard’s early career was spent in the mining industry in South Africa, followed by a significant period working for Aker Solutions in the UK as the General Manager of Engineering.
Richard moved into the engineering software business with AVEVA in the UK in 2001 and was responsible for the emerging Information Management business before transferring to run the Australian business unit in 2006. Most recently he has led the development of the Worley Parson Digital Enterprise business in Australasia.
Ian Randall
Ian RandallCommercial Manager (UK & Dubai)
With a background in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, Ian brings 35 years’ experience in operational excellence in fast paced industries; partnering, mergers and acquisition and contract management. Prior to joining DIGATEX Ian worked for AVEVA in the UK and Malaysia with worldwide responsibility for partnerships and software anti-piracy.
He takes a practical, pragmatic view on contracts and negotiations with a can-do, keep it simple mentality to commercial management. His whole approach is to make DIGATEX easy to do business with.
Louise Webb
Louise WebbMarketing Director
Louise is a highly respected B2B marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the software and services industry.  She has held both manager and director level positions in major companies, most recently CAPITA a UK FTSE100 company, and she is an exponent of designing and delivering quantifiable marketing programmes that directly support a company’s business plan.
Louise has always enjoyed a challenge and is recognised for driving enhanced brand management and identity initiatives, developing improved marketing strategies and integrating marketing communications.
Louise brings not only her wealth of experience to DIGATEX but also her infectious enthusiasm for being creative and engaging to help DIGATEX stand out from the crowd.
Andrew Babkin
Andrew BabkinChief Technology Officer
Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology design, support, development, project management and consulting.  He has a highly proven background of delivering successful IT programmes on plan and under budget and he excels in problem solving, mitigating risk and innovation.  He is the co-founder of several successful software product companies involving ground breaking developments using machine learning technologies and he has a key leadership role within DIGATEX regarding the technical direction of the company.  He brings his wealth of expertise to DIGATEX along with his proven management and business skills as CTO of 100+ strong development organisations.
Robert Frow
Robert FrowPrinciple Consultant
Robert’s global career spans 40 years in asset intensive industries such as Oil, Gas and Nuclear plants.  Starting with mechanical engineering his career has a common thread of the use of engineering design systems and engineering information management solutions and he has worked for multiple EPC’s, engineering software suppliers and Owner Operators.  He has held senior positions in Hess as an Information Management and Business Process Consultant, Program Manager for Intergraph and AVEVA and prior to that was CAD Application Manager for MW Kellogg.
Robert brings extensive knowledge and experience to DIGATEX in the pragmatic and practical application of technology, people, processes and data to assist companies with their digital transformation journeys in support of Operational Excellence.