Semantics 21 Welcomes New Director Of Business Development

Semantics 21® are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stuart Hutchinson as the new Director of Business Development.

Stuart joins Semantics 21, the developers of the multi-award winning S21® LASERi® Suite who won the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, as the company expands across the world to continue to provide the fastest and most intelligent suite of tools for categorisation and victim identification.Stuart Hutchinson, Director of Business Development: “I am excited and proud to join the Semantics 21 team. The products we offer are not only innovative and ground-breaking in their use of Artificial Intelligence to identify and protect victims of sexual abuse but have been designed to safeguard the men and women of law enforcement agencies around the world who dedicate their lives to protecting vulnerable people.
Semantics 21 were recently presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (in the Innovation category) which is testament to their world leading research and development into the use of Artificial Intelligence in digital forensics. The LASERi Suite of tools makes that innovative research available to investigators allowing them to identify victims and prosecute offenders faster than ever before.”

Dr. Liam Owens, Founder and CEO: “Stuart is a fantastic addition the S21 team, we are proud to welcome such a dedicated and highly regarded professional in digital forensics and security to help develop Semantics 21, and to ensure we get the multi-award winning S21 LASERi Suite into the hands of even more amazing law enforcement agencies across the world. Stuart’s drive, knowledge and skills in the field will ensure that not only are our tools and support unbeatable, but that the business itself continues to adapt to provide the most competitive prices, creating opportunities for others to join the growing team, all whilst ensuring we provide the most innovative and customer centric business possible for both new and existing customers.”

Prof. Claude Chibelushi, Director of Research and Development: “I am really looking forward to working with Stuart as part of the senior team here at S21, Stuart join us at a very exciting time in the company’s history. In addition to working on some very special enhancements that will put the S21 LASERi Suite even further ahead, we are also expanding our team, creating exciting opportunities for the best talent to be part of something special. We’re proud and excited to see the huge influx of organisations across the world enquiring and joining the S21 community”.

Mr. Stuart Hutchinson, Profile:
Prior to joining Semantics 21 Mr Hutchinson was Vice President (APAC & LatAM) for BlackBag Technologies. During his 5-year tenure with BlackBag Technologies Mr Hutchinson held several executive positions including Vice President, International Sales and Vice President, Global Operations. Most recently he was responsible for international business development and growing the business in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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A police officer for 23 years, Mr Hutchinson worked in digital forensics and cyber security for the Metropolitan Police Special Branch and Counter Terrorism Command. He was involved in countless high-profile investigations and responsible for the Met’s OSINT team during the London Olympics in 2012.
Combined with his experience in driving business growth internationally Mr Hutchinson brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record that will allow Semantics 21 to deliver its award winning and innovative tools to agencies both here in the United Kingdom and across the globe.

Semantics 21, Profile:
Semantics 21® produces state-of-the-art digital forensics software for reviewing, analysing and grading images and videos. Its software is empowering law enforcement and associated agencies, across the world, with boosted capacity and capability to combat child sexual exploitation and aid in investigations of other criminal activities, such as organized crime. Its cutting-edge technology delivers unrivalled investigation speed without sacrificing reliability, and it offers superior victim or suspect identification functionality. The technology has won multiple excellence awards, including a highly coveted ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019’, and the ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Award (Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards, 2018)’. To learn more, visit

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