We believe that in order to deliver on the promises of Industry 4.0, industrial firms need to be able to seamlessly connect, integrate, secure and drive business value in real-time. They need to be able to create better outcomes based on ALL of their data – regardless of time or location.

We refer to this as Systemic Asset Intelligence.


  • Our People

    We lend you our decades of experience in global industrials and work alongside your team to quickly design, develop and deploy QiO products that will give you a better vantage point to mitigate risk, extend the useful life of your assets and improve operational integrity.

  • Our Technology

    We have assembled a cloud-native, open-source architecture that is purpose-built to accommodate complex industrial environments. This industrial-grade architecture can adapt to any variety, velocity or volume of data and can be deployed anywhere the engineer needs access to advanced analytics.

  • Our Pricing

    We don’t believe in locking you into perpetual licensing fees or evergreen consulting agreements. We understand the importance of flexibility and have created a unique pay-per-asset pricing model that is based on the number of industrial assets you want to better understand and control.


We cannot deliver for our clients if we don’t behave this way every moment of every day. To deliver our democratising culture, QiO lives by these three values.



    We always believe there is a better answer. QiO goes looking for answers at the boundaries and confluences of current wisdom. Imagination is our core strength — real, perception-changing, usable imagination. It's how we push boundaries. Learning and continual improvement are intrinsic to our platform and us, and every day it motivates everyone working here.



    We help people in the industrial sector do their job better by breaking down silos and giving them the tools to work to their real potential and change lives for the better. By harnessing the power of know-how, helping reveal the hidden, ignored, missed and not known, we open up a world of practical possibilities. QiO empowers engineers to work more collaboratively and efficiently than ever before.



    We think and work together and value the input of everyone. Hearing the many, as well as the few, feeds our shared commitment to equality. As a global business, we can see how our unique diversity is an innovation advantage. Everyone here counts. We feel it’s the right way of working amongst ourselves and with our clients. We know it makes us happier.


QiO has proven senior industry visionaries at the helm, and a passionate team of talented cross-discipline professionals spanning an international network, including the UK, US, Canada, India and Germany.

  • Rick Haythornthwaite  |  Founder & Chairman

    Rick is a highly seasoned industrial leader with a career spanning nearly 40 years in the hydrocarbon, cement, industrial controls, network payments, chemicals, electronics and glass sectors. He was CEO of Blue Circle and Invensys, now part of Schneider; and is currently non-executive chairman of the Boards of MasterCard International and Centrica.

  • Baz Khuti  |  Founder & CEO

    A technology visionary with six industrial software patents, Baz has held executive leadership positions at GE, Emerson Electric and Invensys (now part of Schneider) and has over 30 years of technology experience across the UK, US and Asia.

    Baz has a Master’s degree in computer science, brought to market software products from idea to industry leaders and has won a number of industry awards. Married with two boys, outside of work he enjoys gardening, training their two year old German shepherd Yoda and reading.

  • Sanjay Bhatia  |  Country Director India

    Sanjay heads QiO’s India delivery centre, overseeing a team of full stack developers, data scientists, system reliability engineers and cloud operations. Previously held leadership positions at Oracle and Emerson Electric, overseeing the creation of captive centres and integrating these into global teams.

    Sanjay lives in Pune, India with his wife and two teenaged children. He runs half marathons and enjoys reading and listening to music.

  • Anthon Gerber  |  Programme Delivery Director

    Anthon leads project delivery teams. Previously he was a Senior Project Manager and Programme Manager for Infosys. Anthon holds an Industrial Engineering degree, is PRINCE2 certified, with strong experience of applying best-practice frameworks and methods.

    Outside of work he enjoys road cycling with friends, DIY, spending time with his family and serving as a leader at his church. Anthon lives in Hampshire, UK with his wife, four children and a dog called Twinkle.

  • Sasha Jovicic  |  Chief Technology Officer

    Sasha leads Software Development teams. Sasha brings more than 20 years of software development experience in enterprise software, software products and frameworks. Prior to QiO, Sasha was Lead Designer and Systems Design Manager at Emerson Network Power, delivering Software Frameworks and Products for DCIM Market. Sasha holds an Aerospace Engineering degree.

    Sasha enjoys spending time on the beach, sea kayaking, playing tennis and riding his mountain bike. Sasha lives in South Florida, USA with his wife, three children, two cats and a dog called Pera.

  • Martin Eves  |  Operations Director

    As the QiO Operations Director, Martin leads the development of the Human Capital, Finance, IT and Legal functions of the organisation. He is an international Director who has worked and lived abroad throughout his career, working for manufacturing companies such as Shell, BOC Gases, PepsiCo and Nestlé and more recently in the technology sector with Vertu and Kronos. With an MBA and FCIPD, he is married with two boys and enjoys exercising with his dog called Scooby.

  • Andy Summers  |  Services, IT and Security Director

    Andy leads the Common Services and IT teams and has over 30 years technology experience including a number of executive positions in the manufacturing sector. He was the CIO at Vertu, a luxury mobile phone manufacturer and prior to this CTO at McLaren. With a proven track record of delivering transformation change across organisations, he has detailed knowledge of industrial, manufacturing and business systems implementations.

    Andy lives in Surrey with his partner and six children, 2 cats, a puppy and a horse.

  • Gary Chandler  |  Commercial Director

    Gary joined QiO from Rolls-Royce, having spent 25 years developing real-time safety-critical control systems for aero-engines. As a keen strategist and innovator, Gary was a key leader in the adoption of ‘Lean Product Development’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ within Rolls-Royce, deeply engaging with the associated culture change. From both a Chief Engineer and a Functional Head perspective, Gary has loved working in teams that are delivering customer value with exciting technology products.

    A keen guitarist, he lives in Oxford with his partner, their young son, 2 horses and a cat.

  • Mike Hitmar  |  Product Marketing Director

    As head of product, Mike leads the product team in delivering and communicating the strategy and roadmap for products that liberate industrial engineers and accelerate Industry 4.0. Mike started as an engineer at Ford Motor Company and General Motors. Later he held product management/product marketing leadership roles at General Motors, OEConnection (a SaaS startup), and most recently at SAS Institute.

    Mike earned a BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and a MBA from the University of Michigan. He is married with two boys and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle in Raleigh, NC.


If you have a unique hardware or software solution that you think makes a difference in Industry 4.0, we want to talk with you.


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