What I do!
An innovative, creative IT solutions designer, with over twenty five years experience. Since October 2009, I have been working as an Associate Partner Citihub Ltd., as a Consultant continuing to solve IT problems for the Investment Banks and broking houses in London. I joined Citihub after 12 years at Sun Microsystems where I had held several roles finishing my time there as Chief Technologist, Global Systems Engineering Europe and having worked with many of the world's leading companies, I was based in Sun's City office and worked with the UK's and latterly Europe's leading banking, broking, telco and media companies. I have experience in the IT industry working in Government, Banking, Insurance and for two IT systems vendors. Over this period, I have acquired massive experience in technology solutions design & development, primarily using RDBMS software with UNIX computers. Throughout my career, I have worked as a manager, team leader and individual contributor and built several high performing teams.
I was accredited by the Internation Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)in November 2012.
I was elected a Fellow of the BCS in January 2009, having obtained their Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation in 2004. I have the also passed various systems design and project management accreditation exams including the NCC Systems Analysis certificate, the Association of Project Managers PRINCE 2 Foundation exam and the Open group's TOGAF practioner certificate. I joined the organisation that became the "Chartered Institute of Management" in 1994 and am a professional member, MCIM.
I am a graduate economist & member of the Royal Economics Society.
In 2007, I was appointed as Sun's representative on the EU Commission's software and services technology platform's steering committee. This is better known as NESSI.
From 2003 to 2006, I acted as one of the judges for the BCS's "Infrastructure Developer of Year" competition. I have also served as member of user groups' committees (Oracle & Sybase). Through 1988 to 1995, I was a member of firstly the Oracle User Group committee and then the Sybase User Group committee. I served as National Chairman for the UK Sybase User Group from 1995-1997.
"Migrating to the Solaris operating system" - Pepple, Down & Levy - Prentice Hall 2003
"Optimising performance for write intensive environments - Uk Sybase User Group May 1996
"An Overview of the UK Computer Aided Software Engineering market - Oracle European User Group Spring 1990