IOD Director of the Year Awards

A celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement

Professor Adam Beaumont profile



Chief Executive Officer

Adam has been a consistent tech leader and innovator. He helped build the first cyber teams for government in the late 90’s. He then built one of his first “platform” companies in the early ‘dotcom boom’ - which was one of the early UK domain registrars and hosting companies.

He then moved into ‘API’ platforms - providing scalable communications services - including one of the first integrated mobile messaging companies and the first at-scale IP telephony platform, which now hosts nearly 50 million numbers for the communications industry.  He’s also built one of the most scalable IoT ‘Internet of Things’ platforms for the UK communications industry.

He’s created numerous innovative startups and invested in many more, including: protection of vulnerable children, IT Education, collaboration tools, software design & integration, VR and most recently, jet suits!




aql is an Ofcom-regulated telecommunications operator. They provide wholesale integrated communications services, whether that's mobile messaging, IP telephony, secure data centre hosting in our own data centres, fibre and wireless leased lines, or machine-to-machine (M2M) services for the growing demand of the internet of things (IoT) marketplace.


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