Richard Corbett is the Founder and CEO of multi-award-winning technology company Eyetease Limited. Corbett founded the company aged 24 in 2010. Today Eyetease is famed for developing two world-first digital media technologies (iTaxitop and CabWifi) and for changing regulations in London with Transport for London. The iTaxitop is the world’s first high definition digital taxitop, and can be seen on hundreds of iconic black cabs across London. The technology allows brands to target their ads by location, time of day, weather and more. CabWifi evolved London’s taxis into superfast WiFi hotspots that engage passengers with a branded ads-for-access experience. The WiFi platform is completely customisable, offering brands unparalleled flexibility to engage with a captive audience travelling in the back of the cab.
Corbett’s pioneering concepts have won the company extensive press coverage and a long list of awards for ‘fastest growing company’, ‘most innovative concept’, ‘best technology’ and more from institutions including O2, Santander Bank, HP and Natwest.
Today Corbett is an active member of London’s thriving tech and startup scene – mentoring startups, presenting his story at events and generally challenging the status quo. In 2014, Corbett was ranked in the Evening Standard’s Silicon 60: London’s 60 most influential people in technology. More recently, Corbett runs workshops on innovation for senior management of companies including the BBC, KPMG and Haymarket Media Group. Corbett is also a regular speaker for organizations ranging from Google to Oxford University’s Said Business School on topics such as entrepreneurship, strategy and technology.
Corbett is currently launching Eyetease’s new R&D facility in the heart of London. The 2,500 square foot Eyetease facility will accelerate the company’s rate of innovation: Eyetease aims to create one disruptive new product every year. The R&D hub will also house a mentorship programme for 16 entrepreneurs who will have access to these world class facilities. Corbett will use his expertise launching Eyetease to coach these entrepreneurs in everything from idea creation and prototyping to launch and mass production!