I am a Chartered IT Professional, Chartered Engineer, Charted Institute of Marketing member and technical project manager with over 18 years of commercial experience in IT/web development, project management and digital marketing roles and with extensive exposure to a variety of sectors such as transport, insurance, financial services, defence, pharmaceuticals, tourism, hospitality and travel.
Initially, I had the chance to work and be involved with industry leaders such as IBM R&D Labs, Fujitsu Services and Microsoft UK, while later on I focused more on client-facing, pre-sales consultancy, marketing and project management skills. In that experience lays my unique ability to communicate effectively with technical staff as well as board-level management and also understand the impact of IT to marketing/sales/business and vice versa.
From a technical perspective I have been exposed to a variety of technologies such as:: .NET, SharePoint, SQL Server, VB, Online Payments, Windows Server, DB2, Oracle 8i, Streaming Services, Lotus Notes/Domino, and IBM S/390 Mainframes. I have also been active in the area of SEO, Analytics and online marketing since 1996 while in more recent years, I have been involved more with client-facing duties such as Marketing and Project Management using formal (PMP, Prince2, Agile) as well as informal management methodologies. I am also able to liaise between sales, marketing, development teams and the client, as well as to maintain and improve client relationships.
As a person, I am highly self-motivated, passionate about IT, Marketing and Management and my integrity, personal drive and dynamism ensure that I approach every challenge with real enthusiasm and energy. I instinctively recognise and pursue priorities and using my understanding of the business and financial environment to achieve success. I aim to overcome resistance and barriers, focusing on the important issues, to truly make the impossible possible and achieve great business results.
Summary: - IBM R&D Labs
Chartered IT Professional
Description: Tourism portal with Bespoke web design, web development, search engine optimisation, CRM system, booking management system, Content management, email marketing system
Education Summary: Key Skills: Project Management, Budgeting, Contract Negotiation, Pre-Sales Consultancy, Requirements Specification, VB.NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2005/2008, Lotus Notes/Domino, Data Warehousing and Analysis, Search Engine Optimisation.
Also working knowledge of:
Operating Systems: Win2K/XP/2003/2008, OS/2, MacOS, Linux, SunOS, VM, MVS
Skills and Methodologies: Dataflow diagrams, Product - Process Modelling, Z, Requirements Elicitation and Specification, Communicating Sequential Processes, PMP, Prince2
Database Systems: MS-Access, Dbase, Oracle, Ingres,DB2, SQL Server
Other: Systems Testing, Sales and Marketing, Data Mining, Training