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We are Blue Hat Associates


We help our clients plan and deliver their Digital Transformation and Business Change. Our experience spans Financial Services, Retail, Government and Startup Technology.

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About Us

Founded in 2016 our vision is to be the best partner to support your Digital Transformation.

Blue Hat is owned and run by its partners. All experts in their field, they lead from the front working on client sites. We trade on our reputation. We solve problems for our clients with teams who love to collaborate.

Core to Blue Hat is our people. We host regular meetups across the City and West End - a chance to meet with other consultants and associates. Please get in touch if you'd like to join the Blue Hat revolution.

Management Team

Daniel Burnett
Partner | DevOps & Automation

Daniel is a .NET architect and technical leader. Working across Banking, Asset Management and Insurance sectors, he is an expert in Agile and Kanban software development, with a particular focus on test automation and total cost of software ownership.

Steve Chittenden
Partner | Banking and Payments

Steve started his career working as a business management in Transaction Banking. He has spent the last 15 years as Product Owner and Business Analysis across Retail, Commercial and Investment Banking clients.

Marcus De'Freitas
Partner | Cloud Architecture

TOGAF architect Marcus has worked for blue chip financial clients and public sector on some of the UK's largest data applications. He leads Blue Hat's enterprise architecture practice. 

Rob Gill
Partner | Java and Streaming Data

Starting his career as a bio-chemist, Rob quickly moved into medical data science. He then transitioned to finance, for the past six years running Content Capital before joining Blue Hat to lead the data practice.

Tim Palmer
CEO | Digital Transformation

Tim founded Blue Hat after a number of COO and CTO roles in Banking, Startup and Consulting businesses. His passion is delivering software that delivers the business objectives.

Edward Quinlan
Partner | Product Management

Eddie has worked in product and change management over 20 years. With a track record in implementing complex technology and cloud migration projects, Eddie runs Product Management Practive and is a qualified coach.

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Behind the name Blue Hat

Six Thinking Hats

"Six Thinking Hats" is a system designed by psychologist Edward de Bono. It defines an approach to problem solving using a sequence of six colored hats to encourage groups to think about problems from alternative perspectives.

The Blue Hat has the role of manager. It asks questions such as "what is the goal?" "what are we thinking about?" and is responsible for looking at the big picture.

We like the ideas that Edward de Bono exhorts - the need to look from many view points. There is no one simple right way to do things. We combine traditional software development approaches, management techniques including Six Thinking Hats, and the latest Agile DSDM, Scrum and Kanban approaches to deliver the best outcomes.

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