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Industry Innovation

The Head of Technology and Innovation at Black Rainbow Carl Barron outlines the importance of providing cutting-edge solutions that meet current and future policing challenges. Here we talk to Carl about his role in the company.


Innovation is the lifeblood of technology company Black Rainbow, and it prides itself on being agile and open to change and to championing latest ideas and solutions.

At the forefront of implementing NIMBUS is Carl Barron who has worked for Black Rainbow since its inception in 2017. A self-confessed ‘techy’, Carl has a real passion and dedication for always striving to provide the most cutting-edge solutions and never standing still or basking in any current success.


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