Simon Hudson is an entrepreneur and health sector specialist. He formed Cloud2 in 2008 following a rich career in the international medical device industry and the IT industry. Simon’s background encompasses quality assurance, medical device development, international training, business intelligence and international marketing and health related information and technology.
Simon created Cloud2, with colleague and co-director, Taran Sohal, in response to an evident need the NHS has for a partner committed to helping them deliver successful projects based on Microsoft SharePoint. Cloud2 has since expanded outside of health, recognising that companies in the private sector can benefit enormously from the flexibility of SharePoint and Office 365 technologies. In 2016, he founded Kinata Ltd. to enable effective Advice and Guidance in the NHS.
Simon has had a rich career spanning both the UK and the international health industry, with roles that have included quality system auditing, medical device development, international training (advanced wound management) and international marketing. In 2000 he co-founded a software-based Clinical Outcomes measurement start-up in the US. Upon joining ioko in 2004 he created the Carelink division and, as General Manager, drove it to become a multi-million pound business in its own right. The aspirations for Cloud2 are both broader and higher.
Simon has had articles and editorials published in a variety of technology, knowledge management, clinical benchmarking and health journals, including being a regular contributor to PC Pro; as well as a presenter at conferences. He publishes a blog on areas of interest at https://simonjhudson.wordpress.com/. He is a co-facilitator of the Power Platform User Group Leeds. He is the author of two patents relating to medical devices. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physical Science and a PGCE in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Hull.
Simon is passionate about rather too many things, including science, music (he plays guitar and Octave Mandola), skiing, classic cars, the health sector, technology and, by no means least, his family.