I am an innovative, creative IT solutions designer, with nearly thirty five years experience.
From October 2009, until the summer of 2017, I have been working at Citihub Ltd., as a Principal Consultant continuing to solve IT problems for the Investment Banks and broking houses in London. Since joining Citihub from Sun Microsystems, I have conducted assignments concerned with Security Architecture, Availability Engineering, Predictive Risk Analysis, IT Risk Management and IT Security Consulting. Over the last 18 months, I have developed Citihub’s privacy compliance offering. I have also continued to work internationally visiting France, Germany and New York.
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, working with many of the world’s leading companies, as well as working in the public policy team, where among other things, I represented Sun on the EU’s NESSI Steering Committee. I also co-authored the book, “Migrating to the Solaris Operating System”. In addition to the engineering and technology knowledge required, working for a systems vendor in this role, required knowledge on intellectual property law and the economics of software.
Prior to this, 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. I also worked and advised in the economics of the data centre.
Throughout my career, I have worked as a manager, team leader and individual contributor and built several high performing teams. My work and experience is documented in my CV , and at linked in, View my profile.
In 2017, I passed the International Association of Privacy Professionals Certified Information Privacy Practioner in Europe CIPP(E) and its Certified Information Privacy Manager CIPM exams, I plan to apply for their Fellowship specifiying my experience in IT Risk and Privacy management.
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 practitioner 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 until 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 comittee. I served as Chairman for the UK Sybase User Group from 1995-1997.
“Conflicting Data Requirements: Privacy vs. Transparency” – Tabbforum Oct 2014
“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
A fuller resumé is on this page, and full CV and linkedin profile are available from the hyperlinks below.