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About Me

Leader | Business Visionary 

Shifting Mindsets | Behaviour Modification

Innovator | Director

 

Agile Leadership | Business Agility | Business Process Engineering

Methodology & Technology Agnostic 

Togaf Certified Enterprise Architect | Solutions Architect | Data Engineering 

SDLC | DevOps

AWS | Azure | Vmware | ETL | BI | ERP | CRM 

Delivery | AgilePM® | Certified Scrum Master®

Agile SCRUM Technical Ninja

Over 22 years of delivering more effective and efficient business operations. Leading diverse teams through a period of change whilst working collaboratively within the business, both UK and Internationally with a focus, drive and passion for Not-For-Profit and Charities. Also across Public sector,  Startups, Energy  Healthcare, Education, Sales, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing and HR.

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My Career
2018
Head of Data and Business Technology 

Head of Data and Business Technology 

Jan 2018 - To present

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Set Business Vision, 5 year strategy and yearly business plans
  • Defined Enterprise Architecture – Open Source Software Pentaho PDI, Data Model, Atlassian Suite
  • Accomplishment team Agile mindset and working toward Business Agility for the rest of the organisation. 
  • Completed MVP (Platform X) within 7 months on time, on budget and with required quality. 
  • Implemented DevOps – CD/CI/CR 
  • Delivered Test-driven development (TDD) with automated testing.
  • Recruited and built teams of people. 
  • Achieved Cyber Essentials Certification for the organisation.
  • Achieved NHS Digital Data Security and Protection Toolkit standard for IG Governance and Compliance.
  • Maintained and renewed the approval of Section 251 of  Health and Social care Act for the organisations National Clinical Audit. 
  • Driving the release of ICNARC Case Mix Programme Dataset Version 4.0
2017
INTERIM HEAD OF ERP

INTERIM HEAD OF ERP

Nov 2017 – Dec 2017

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Provided consultancy for vendor selection, SAP Business One, MS Dynamics and Sage – Review, Advice and Guidances – Selected SAP Business One – Enterprise and Solution Architecture Set
  • Recruited to head hunt the permanent “Head of EPR”.
2016
Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer

Sept 2016 – Nov 2017

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Set strategy for resource management to respond to the charity’s business priorities in a cost-effective manner. Provided in-depth knowledge of the charity’s business and Information strategies, and what objectives and business benefit must be fulfilled.
  • Set strategy for monitoring and managing the performance of Information-related systems and services, in respect of their contribution to the charity’s performance
  • Development a project and application for ensuring members schools are fully briefed on the security and safety situation, are provided with up-to date country information, training with the FCO and UN.
  • Implemented ECISConnect.org (Linked-in for International school) with a pipeline of 100,000 users by the end of 2017.
  • Lead the re-design of the corporate website to be launched in the winter of 2017.
  • Recommended and implemented Office 365 – Most Products, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, and BI.
2014
Technology Leadership CTO

Technology Leadership CTO

Sept 2014 – Aug 2016

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Provided recommendations which will impact the technology landscape of Cuba for the next decade and its social and economic development by providing of PSTN new public telephone system, increased internet bandwidth from locations (MPLS) where Internet access (WIFI) is used on a collective basis, such as in work places, parks, schools, University and Businesses.

2011
Head of IT

Head of IT

Sept 2011 - Sept 2014

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The first dedicated IT leader, directly managing 3 that grown to 7 over 3 years and over 20 outsourcing partners covering 2 sites with multiple IT functions.
  • Created and implemented of strategies and policies (ITIL) for the next 5 years, lined to an £38m company to £80m.
  • Replaced the legacy infrastructure with the first 4 months in order to support the new ERP (Storage, Sage Line 300 & 500, Netnapp, Vmware, Cisco, VOIP, mobile, cloud & exchange – server migrations (P2V and V2V) and applications virtualisation).
  • Lead and implemented a new ERP as the pervious implementation of the legacy ERP failed within the first 6 months
  • Designed and implemented BRAD using Pentaho – PDI – Business Intelligence & Data Engineering  
  • Designed and implement RIO H&S System.
  • Maintained ISO 9001
Technology  Consultant

Technology Consultant

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Provided independent consultancy on Electronic Patient Records Systems (SME subject matter expert) to 5 MPs for a Commons Public Accounts Committee Meeting and the published report.
  • Provided evidence and advice from the Department of Health and its contractors BT and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), it was examined for the delivery of care records systems under the National Programme for IT in the NHS. 
2008

Ansel Group & Independent Living Group – Technology Consultant

Feb 2009 - Mar 2011

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Delivered Strategy & Design  
  • Selected and Delivered EPR – Electronic Patient Record System
  • Delivery of training of System 
  • Implement of one the UK’s first 100 Hosted Virtual Desktops projects.
2005
HEAD OF IT

HEAD OF IT

June 2005 - Dec 2008

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • SAP (ERP) implementations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • Setting Architecture processes
  • Defining strategic and tactical IT planning
  • Building Teams
1998
Computacenter   

Computacenter   

June 1998 - June 2005

Responsible Systems Engineer/Team Leader /Project Manager, Intermigration Projects Leader, Hardware Installation, Software installation, Scripts Author and Technical Adviser. 

Bindley Business Systems

Jan 1998 - June 1998

Working with Computacenter as Contractor for Severn Trent Water 

Migrating Seven Trent E-mail’s from CC.Mail to Lotus Notes. Throughout the six-month contact I worked under an intermigration consultant. 

1997
British Telecom

British Telecom

July 1997 - Dec 1997

I joined BT as a Technical Adviser for the Group Motor Transport Department, specialising in the deployment of Microsoft Windows NT 4. I advised on different ways of deploying not only Windows NT but also any operating system and software. During my time at BT I used a lot of Microsoft BackOffice Family products. I was only 18 year old and already using GHOST imaging tools and developing an understand for the future, on what would become VMware Virtualization.

I also started to use Paypal in 1997! 

1996
Vector Networks

Vector Networks

Jan 1997 - June 1979

Starting my Career

Technical Services Trainee

I joined Vector in January 1997, as a Technical Services Trainee. Vector Networks is a software company, which specialises in network management control software; my role was to give technical support to customers and distributors. 

The product was very similar to Microsoft SMS – System Management Server and PC Anywhere. 

In the Beginning