Mr Meyer ran his own cross-platform marketing agency, Firebelly, for nearly 20 years. Operating across traditional and digital media, he is experienced in business strategy formulation, sales & marketing. His clients included The Walt Disney Company, HarperCollins, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures International. Guy was appointed as Business Development Director on 20th September 2017, Interim CEO on 17th July 2019 and CEO on 20th July 2020.
Just a brief summary of what to look our for before the end of this month:
- Update on CovID App (tomorrow) - Preliminary results from the Botswana Trial (Expect this to be before 25th Sept) - AGM (25th September) - R infection rate in the UK is above 1.2 now. Cases may double every 7 to 8 days unless action is taken (Daily govt updates) - More local lockdowns occurred last week including Bolton and Birmingham now (Daily updates)
It seems Covid-19 is flaring up with colder weather and a relaxation of social distancing in schools, workplaces, public spaces, and between households.
NHS frantically searching for better testing and better tracing, that is where I believe Guy and his team can offer a solution to the govt.
So biglad, if you were a company worth 7 million, how quick would it take you to create a revolutionary app for a disease that has never existed, and thus no previous strategy to implement against governments that aren't sure of what to do yet?
You understand for a product to work it needs to be trialled thoroughly? BMW doesn't make a car and then just sell it, apple doesn't make an iPhone and market straight away to consumers. And they have significantly more resources.
People need to chill and realise that Guy and his board make a ton of money if they pull this off. So why would they not try to be? They don't care about your narrow minded thoughts, they are business leaders in a very difficult time. All will come well if you believe the product and the leadership.
People need to remind themselves what the key points of the company are: -This identity documentation exchange system would then enable people to share their status - unexposed, active, recovered - easily in any digital medium. Cov-ID it might be called, a covid-19 passport if you will. -Technical mobilisation would be measured in weeks. A prototype in two weeks, testing and finalisation in two more. Four weeks total. We know this because we would be adapting existing technology - Total costs of the infrastructure are less than £1M per annum. There are no intellectual property issues, no third-party software. Longer-term finance is pennies-per-person-per-year, and many related applications can be built alongside. -The hard part of the project is social, gaining acceptance by government(s) and then society for a rapid rollout.
DYOR on the company, but also the market place and what happening in the world right now. Of course this is a very hot stock.