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Our Journey

About Us

As one of the first event specific IT companies in the UK, noba was created to service the demand for high quality event WiFi, live streaming and bespoke software solutions in the live event sector.

Today, technology and connectivity are as critical as audio, video and lighting to many events and live experiences. This is due in no small part to the emergence of social media, keeping the world more connected than ever before. As such, our services have gone from being a bonus at an event to absolutely essential.

noba is overseen by Nick Taylor and James Grant. Nick is an expert in network infrastructure and communication systems, having previously headed up the IT department of a major UK events company. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Nick now looks after the day to day running of the business and client relationships.

Fellow director James Grant joined in 2011 and runs the software development side of the business. With over 500,000 app downloads to his name, James leads the team in building unbreakable, innovative software solutions.

The pair now head a team that deliver over 60 major projects a year for many of the world’s events and brands.

noba’s Philosophy

At noba, we take the time to understand our clients’ requirements and focus on faultless customer service. Combined with our dedication for 100% reliability, our core values underline everything we do.

We are trusted by many of the top agencies and brands to deliver engaging content via multiple digital channels. Whether your requirements are big or small, we give every client the same level of excellent customer service.

As a company, we have grown up in the live event world and have an in-depth understanding of the industry and its unique demands. Through our dedicated team and class leading technology, we firmly believe we are without equal in the live technology sector.

From bullet proof connectivity to ground-breaking software, noba continues to lead the way in live technology and today are one of the UK’s leading event technology companies.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements, or take a look at what we can do for you.

About noba event intelligence

Meet the Team

Nick Taylor :

Nick Taylor

With 15 years industry experience Nick has successfully delivered event technology, robust IT infrastructure, bespoke applications and HD streaming to events conferences and festivals across the globe. Clients include Microsoft, Dell, Aston Martin, BMW, Burberry, Ted Baker, Glamour Magazine, Coca-Cola and many more. An early pioneer of event connectivity there isn’t a connectivity environment Nick hasn’t encountered.

James Grant :

James Grant

James heads up the software development arm of the business and is passionate about delivering technology that works first time, every time. Over the years he has designed and built one-of-a-kind live event technology and bespoke software for many of our clients including Microsoft, Nissan, Spotify, HTC, The Ryder Cup and Skype. He’s built apps downloaded by hundreds of thousands of people across the globe and he is an industry leader in delivering perfectly engineered event technology. From RFID and Social Media integration to Beacon’s James is one of the UK’s leading bespoke software authorities.

Rowan Stallard :

Rowan Stallard

Event world legend Rowan Stallard leads our network team and over the years he has worked in most areas of live. From intelligent power design to rock solid data networks Rowan is a veteran of the live environment. His networking expertise has seen him deliver successful projects for shows and events including Bestival, Beck’s Fusions, Windows 8 Tour, Gadget Show, Birra Moretti Taste of Italy, Sapient Nitro, Samsung tour, The Olympic Torch Relay, Burberry Brit Rhythm Launch, Nissan Scandinavia, On Blackheath Festival, The History Festival and many many more. For networks that never drop a packet and all things Microtik Rowan is without equal.

Ruban Byrne :

Ruban Byrne

Ruban is one of our Senior Event Tech’s and has a great understanding of all things IT based. An expert in cellular connectivity and Satellite Internet Ruban looks after most of our tours. From shopping centres and hotels to conference centres via muddy fields, disused warehouses and palaces Ruban’s wealth of experience gets events connected whatever the location. Credits include On Blackheath Festival, Microsoft Party Political Conference Tour, Windows 8 Student Tour, Samsung Training Tour, Men’s Fashion Week, Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards and The London Real Estate Forum.

Dan Howson :

Dan Howson

A pillar of the Live community Dan now heads up Business Development and Emerging Opportunities. In his time though Dan has produced events with Paul McCartney, NME, MTV, Chelsea FC and Adidas to name a few. He is a highly talented business developer and acts as noba’s agent for technical talent. He also founded the youth development initiative Stepladder Worldwide.

Jane Russell :

Jane Russell

Jane is noba’s Financial Controller and has a wealth of experience in live event finance. Over the years she has provided accounting services to a wide range of touring bands, artist management companies and producers. As noba’s FD Jane has overall responsibility for all areas of finance within the company.


Latest Projects

London Marathon

noba deliver 200Mbps synchronous point to point internet connection  to the London Marathon media centre for 400 of the worlds press.