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John Kowalyk

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Co-Founder - Sales Director, RDS Development of Information Technologies Ltd. Previously Managing Director, Trace Systems Ltd.

Co-Founder - Sales Director, RDS Development of Information Technologies Ltd. Previously Managing Director, Trace Systems Ltd.

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Involved In


RDS Development of Information Technologies Ltd
Visual Concepts Ltd
Visual Plus Ltd


Co-Founder - Sales Director RDS Development of Information Technologies Ltd December 2009 - present
Managing Director Trace Systems Ltd December 2004 - November 2008
Sales Director Compucar Ltd January 1996 - November 2004
Founder & Director Visual Concepts Ltd March 1991 - December 1995
Director Car World Ltd May 1986 - January 1991
European Sales Manager Overseas Sales UK Ltd September 1980 - April 1986
Founder & Director Visual Plus Ltd September 1976 - August 1980


Great Yarmouth College of Art & Design Commercial Art 1972 - 1976
Mildenhall College of Technology 1968 - 1972

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Been in the industry of new business development for over 30 years building a comprehensive network of individuals and organisations. Experience includes UK and European new starts with business development in the Automotive, Motor Insurance and Telematic sectors.

During the 90's, devised and was a pioneer at the cutting edge of EDI daily rated self drive hire/short term cover insurance running delegated schemes with AVIVA & RSA and since 2004, telemetry data solutions for the insurance sector, both securing many leading brand insurers and partnerships as early adopters.

Today many individuals and companies have effectively developed their trading models as market leaders using these early concepts as a catalyst for successful products in the market place.

Now using my experience/knowledge and innovative entrepreneurial approach, "NEW THINKING", has seen RDS Development of Information Technologies Ltd grow as a new vibrant viable business model, utilising alternative methodologies for the latest developments in Smartphone app telemetry solutions which are now available to a larger sector of the motor and insurance industry in the UK, Europe and North America.

Latest projects have included peer2peer insurance cover for a number of key UK projects.

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Manoj Sharma
They're my friends  •  Managing Director, M S Automotive (London) Limited.
I have known John for several years, and he knows his world intimately. He is a consumate professional. His understanding of the market pla ... ce does not have many rivals. High integrity and honest.
Ali Clabburn
We worked together  •  Founder, liftshare. Previously Director, ACT Travelwise.
John has a great understanding of the market and a pretty good idea about where things are headed.
Kristian Gleave
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Gleave and Associates Limited. Previously Regional Commercial Manager, P J Livesey Group Limited.
John is a highly intelligent, extremely dedicated individual with an acute eye for identifying a business/product/opportunity and developing ... it's potential - an excellent entrepreneur!
Andy McKay
We worked together  •  Underwriting Director, Orbit Underwriting Agencies Limited. Previously Class Trading Underwriter, Aviva.
An excellent communicator with the desire to succeed, John is a driven individual.
Lawrence Caley
We worked together  •  Head of Software Houses and Insurer Development, Insurance Initiatives Limited. Previously Director, eZee Ins Solutions Ltd.
John has a strong network within the Insurance sector and has a very good understanding of the business and has taken a number of innovative ... propositions to market.
Emma Baylis
We worked together  •  Manager - Specialist & Commercial, Select Appointments East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire).
I have known John for a number of years in a professional capacity and have always found him a pleasure to work with. He offers a consultati ... ve yet friendly approach, is professional, ambitious and has the ability to strategically look outside the 'norm'.

Sridhar Pathigari

Sridhar will make an awesome advisor.