Ambassadors

matt holmes

Someone that now needs no introduction. WorldTour and GB pro cyclist Matt Holmes had a stellar first season at the top level, with an impressive debut at the Giro and a first win atop the legendary Willunga Hill against Richie Porte.

"I see Tullio as that bridge between being a professional athlete and the world of business.

 

Being a cyclist unfortunately has a shelf life and Tullio provides those opportunities to meet and network with the right people. It's also great fun to be part of!"

tim wade

Vice President, Advanced Technology Group: Sport at NTT.

 

Tim has been an integral part in the digitisation of cycling over the last 7 years. His work at NTT has helped them provide data-driven stories to global fans at cycling events like the Tour de France, Paris Roubaix and the Zwift World Series. He also plays a key role in NTT’s highly innovative projects based around sport, human performance and has more recently taken ownership of some key sustainability projects, which are helping to solve some of the world's biggest challenges.
 
Tim first joined Dimension Data, (now NTT) as the EMEA Lead Cloud & Global Channel Architect in 2013. During this time, he led a team of over 100 architects across Europe and was pivotal in the success of the Tour De France tracking solution. In 2016, Tim progressed to be a Senior Director of Architecture and again to Vice President in 2019.

 

Tim is based on the edge of the peak district in Staffordshire and is an avid cyclist. He can often be seen riding (usually uphill) in and around the area.

james macdonald

A self confessed techie, lover of innovation and a Guinness record-breaking endurance cyclist, James combined all these passions to test IoT technology in cycling, specifically in his successful 2016 solo Race Across America. He went on to build the world's first “digital velodrome” with NTT and Cisco in 2019 and to showcase how technology can aid endurance sports he attempted the 24 hour indoor distance world record.

25 years in Technology working for Silicon Valley companies, today James is a Customer Engineer at Google and a keen evangelist of Google’s innovation in Cloud 2.0, Digital Transformation and Application Modernisation. 

“Being part of Tullio and helping to advise on its creation has been fun and rewarding. It's exciting to see so many business leaders and professional sportspeople come together to create something unique that’s so useful for athletes transitioning into the business world. It’s fantastic to give to this community and share some of the knowledge and experiences I have gathered over the years.” 

josie knight

Josie has burst onto the track scene with intent. Riding for Great Britain she already has National and European titles to her name. Josie will be an invaluable member of the Women's Team Pursuit in the Tokyo Olympics this summer as they push for Gold.

 

When asked about Tullio's core values, Josie focused on rejecting inequality; 'I hope members continue to call out inequality however it presents itself and to strive to build a membership that values what diversity, inclusivity and equality can offer"