This is me

Hi and welcome to my small corner of the internet. You can find out a little about me here or reach out to me on the socials below.

Mike Saville

Current work

My current working interest is focused around removing complexity, for business and for life. Further than that I’m interested in how the decentralised nature of blockchain technology might be used for social good. 

My current project has been at Gydeline. We try to make business simpler and more sustainable. Our services are focused primarily around ensuring businesses follow the rules and have joined up systems to support them..

Gydeline Ltd

The Green Elephant Show, on which I am Co-host, takes a weekly look at the world of sustainability, bringing the latest news in a fun approachable way. We’ve also been fortunate enough to interview some very well known organisations such as Innocent, Finisterre, Cook Food and Danone about their sustainability efforts.

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Giving people the tools to make a difference is am important part of the work I do. One of the major areas we have invested in and are currently developing a prototype of is home energy saving at the socket level. Planet Plug is a way to giving people control of their green energy.

Planet Plug


I’ve worked in a number of senior level technical roles. A more detailed CV can be found on my LinkedIn profile.

Gydeline Ltd

Sep 2015 – present
CTO, CISO & DPO – compliance, systems, technology and business simplification specialists.


Jan 2012 – Sep 2015
Chief Technology Officer, BT Cornwall – responsible for all technology, security, systems and people required to run services for Cornwall local gov and health.


Mar 2011 – Dec 2011
Lead Solution Manager, T-Systems – led large energy industry solution for secure major UK government contract.


Mar 2001 – Dec 2010
Various roles, IBM – Enterprise Architect, Information Security Manager and eBusiness Specialist were just a few roles held during this period.

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Aug 1999 – Feb 2001
European MIS Manager, Peak Technologies – Responsible for sourcing and implementing new European ERP systems for this global data capture and barcode scanning company.


Sep 1995 – Jul 1999
IT Manager, Media Group – Running all aspects of IT for a small media organisation.

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Jan 2002 – Jul 2008
Instrumental Awards Teacher, West Sussex County Council – Teacher responsible for more able (grade V+) students. Assisting with completion of higher grades, development of advanced techniques and entry into music conservatoires.

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Sep 2009 – Jul 2011
Trombone Teacher, University of Chichester – 


Having two fantastic boys keeps me busy, between that and work I do find time for a couple of other things. Planning lots more travel post COVID and am also working on a book. . . .

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Having spent my formative years in music and attended the Royal College of music as an undergrad, music has long been an interest – the eagle eyed might also be able to spot the odd soundcloud or YouTube clip of me.

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I’m a runner. Notice I didn’t say keen – it’s mostly a struggle but I enjoy the challenge, the fact that it keeps me fit and that I meet some great people at running clubs and events. Feel free to follow me on Strava.


I’m always open to new connections especially from those with shared interests. You can reach out to me via any of the social below or by contacting me via Gydeline