About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

I’m interested in the intersection of philosophy, economics, and technology as well as how strategy, structures and incentives will evolve in an increasingly decentralize world.

I’m currently based in Madrid but grew up in the UK and spent nearly a decade living and working in Singapore. I love to learn and enjoy discussing ideas with others.


I am currently building trying to develop a community focused on the digital transformation of engineering and construction projects. My professional roles include:

2019 – PresentManaging Director & Founder
EPIQ Projects
2014 – 2018Vice President Business Development Asia Pacific
National Oilwell Varco
2012 – 2014Project Manager
National Oilwell Varco
2009 – 2012General Manager
London Marine Consultants
2005 – 2008
Project Engineer & Naval Architect
London Marine Consultants
2004 – 2005Naval Architect


Formal Education:

  • Executive MBA, INSEAD
  • MSc in Marine Technology, University of Southampton
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization, Red McCombs School of Business
  • MEng in Naval Architecture, University College London

In addition, I am a great fan of online education and have completed a number of courses:


AQONE stands for Associate, Question, Observe, Network, Experiment. These are 5 skills that are said to be integral to building creative intelligence and foundational to innovation. It is what I will try and do with this blog.

MAKI is just an abbreviation of my name.

Want to know more?

If you have further questions or are interested in having a deeper conversation about any of the topics I have raised in this blog please reach out to me at: [email protected]

You can find more details about my professional background via my LinkedIN.

I also have a few other projects you may be interested in:

www.thetaodao.com is a website where I explore cryptoeconomics

www.70percentblue.com is a website focused on the technology, developments and economy that’s happening on 70% of the Earth’s surface.

www.epiqprojects.com is my business focused on the digital transformation of engineering and construction projects