Professional Profile

I’ve had many roles in the Internet and technology industry over the past 20 years.  After completing a BSc (hons.) degree in computing technology I continued my childhood passion for programming and helping people to get the most from technology.

Startup…

For many years I helped create and form a digital agency that found niches to work in during the infancy of the commercial Internet in the UK.  Initially providing the technical infrastructure from servers to software, my role evolved to running a team developing software and websites and anything else the sales team or our customers imagined.

On my own…

When life changed (I got married, had kids), I worked as a freelancer for many years.  Once again I became a jack-of-all-technology – almost a necessity for a jobbing specialist.  From board level due diligence to enterprise level financial systems I developed, designed supported and advised across all industries and company sizes.

Career…

In 2010 I decided I needed a more structure in my life and work.  When I wrote my CV, the skill I that jumped out wasn’t programming, it wasn’t hardware and it wasn’t my experience with a variety of software.  It was communication and it was knowledge.  I went out to find a job that would use the best of my talents.  I soon started a new role as an Analyst in 3M, I’ve now developed that to managing the analysts in our EMEA Web Services group.

Writing…

I’ve never been a committed documenter or writer but I have usually got a lot to say – anyone who’s been in a meeting or even a room with me probably knows that.  So I’ll try to break the habit of a lifetime and add to this online CV, not through updating the description but by posting my thoughts and experiences in a blog.