Syfter is brought to you by the team at Filament AI
– Experts in applied AI.

We believe we have developed the most useful and flexible suite of tech available anywhere for analysts and researchers to track unlisted companies across topics and sectors of interest. We are thrilled to be working with leading PE firms and data partners to deliver this AI enabled capability to the market. 

With one foot in leading academia and one foot grounded in the day-to-day realities of our clients, we are applying the latest advances in NLP technology to make Syfter more powerful every day.

Phil Westcott

Chief Executive Officer

Phil is a former Director at IBM, and a specialist in applied Artificial Intelligence. Phil previously ran the IBM Watson platform in Europe, led their Smarter Cities business in Southeast Asia and launched IBM’s global IoT practice. He is a specialist in AI use cases, business models and enterprise transformation. He is a regular speaker on the convergence of tech and entrepreneurship. Phil is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MBA from IESE and Columbia business schools.

Emma Luetchford

Chief Operating Officer

Emma has over 20 years’ experience leading marketing, data, product and tech teams. Most recently Emma was part of the leadership team of a price reporting, market data and forecasting business, delivering a successful exit for its PE backers in 2023. Emma’s specialism is scaling up and professionalising functions in fast growth companies; architecting and transforming teams, tools and processes.

Dr. James Ravenscroft

Chief Technology Officer

James is a machine learning specialist and software generalist, holding a doctorate in Natural Language Processing from Warwick University. He has over a decade of interdisciplinary experience building reliable and scaleable software solutions and using machine learning to solve complex, real-world problems. His career has spanned roles in software engineering, quality assurance and machine learning consultancy and he is also a regular guest lecturer and speaker at universities, conferences and meetups.

Martin Pomeroy

Chief Product Officer

Martin has well over a decade of experience building & launching internal knowledge management platforms for some of the world’s largest enterprise companies. His clients have included the likes of Tesco, Unilever, Bupa, AstraZeneca, Electronic Arts & Mondelez International. He was the key solution architect and delivery lead for a highly successful Office 365 agency before switching his attention to the emerging field of AI in 2014