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 Expert  728497

Expert in Information Technology, Software Design, Entrepreneurship, Business Change and Turnaround


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 35 years experience in the information technology industry. He is able to use his deep technical knowledge and understanding in a business context. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and former regional Chairman of the Computing Services Association.

As a software designer, he has designed mass market PC applications including the first successful email client (ChitChat), the world's first Japanese/Chinese windowed operating system, real time operating systems and communications and display applications. His commercial application experience includes retail, distribution, accounting, manufacturing, finance, insurance, banking, property and asset management. On the web his experience encompasses website design, database integration, IPTV and digital media, VOIP, design of web development frameworks.

Expert has consulted in multinational and corporate boardrooms within the financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors. His advice helped investment clients to gain and retain top 10 positions in fund ranking tables and across sectors effect multi-million pound annual savings through effective implementation of information technology. He has managed multi-million pound system implementation projects.

As a businessman, Expert has started, grown and successfully exited several high technology companies. He acts as a non-executive director in the IT/software sector, successfully delivering business transformation and turnaround. Expert also acts as a business mentor on behalf of the Prince's Trust.

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application software design

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business system design

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client/server database access software

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communication software

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communication system

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computer memory management

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computer software technology innovation

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computer system administration

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computer-aided engineering software

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computer-aided software engineering

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computer-human interface technology

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corporate strategic planning

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CP/M

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cross-platform development

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database management system

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database technology

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digital audio broadcasting technology

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digital media technology

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document management software

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educational software

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graphics software

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groupware

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IBM personal computer disk operating system

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information technology engineering

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information technology management

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input/output software

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just-in-time software

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mainframe software

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management information system

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Microsoft disk operating system

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Microsoft Office software

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Microsoft Windows software

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project planning software

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project scheduling software

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software design

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software engineering

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software maintenance

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software process management

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software project management

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system software design

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tracking software

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UNIX application

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World Wide Web application


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   FIoD   Company Direction   Institute of Directors  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Consultant

 

Expert provides technical and business consultancy services to Expert's Firm's clients.

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Director

 

He developed an innovative digital media (TV, radio etc.) collaboration, production and broadcast platform for use by schools.

1983 to 2003

 

Byline Group

 

Managing Director

 

Starting as a high-tech software house, Expert grew the business to become the pre-eminent supplier of large property investment and accounting systems to the financial services industry. The company also provided ERP systems of its own design. It operated worldwide with offices in the UK and Australia.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IOD, IMIS


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was a key adviser to a large multi-national insurance group on the merger of several of its investment subsidiaries to form a single, large fund manager. Through effective implementation of information technology, productivity gains of more than 40% were achieved alongside strategic competitive advantage that saw the company rise to the top of the investment rankings - its key business objective.
  • Expert acted as adviser to Japan's largest software company, helping the board to identify key technology trends and implement improved working practices in software development and creativity in product design.
  • Expert designed an IT system that controlled the distribution of fashion clothing in multiple retail chains. Using heuristic techniques to place stock where it is most likely to achieve greatest turnover/value the system added 20% or greater profit improvements to the companies that adopted it. The system was adopted by most high street clothing retailers and is still in use some 30 years after it was first implemented.
  • As consultant to the board of a young software company, Expert implemented effective financial and management controls, improved governance and risk management and helped safeguard shareholder value. He was instrumental in identifying new product opportunities and in driving their development to successful profit generation. His advice turned the company from loss to profit in less than 12 months and set it on the road to high growth and high capital value.
  • As advisor to a venture capital provider, Expert has conducted technical due diligence on the viability of proposed new products aross software/hardware and media. His advice prevented investment in businesses that (backed by others) subsequently failed and, more valuably, he was able to suggest changes to product designs and market timing and positioning that helped others succeed.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota for consulting on on Experimental Design.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
UK High Court experience as litigant and expert witness in application software, systems implementation, information technology.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to 1995   Japan   Design and development of the first Japanese windowed operating system for PCs. Advisor to the board of Japan's largest software company.
1982 to   USA   Expert has worked in the software industry (involved in several PC applications). He has also helped establish franchise and other distribution networks across the U.S. and Canada.
1995 to 2003   Australia   Expert established first a distributor then a wholly owned subsidiary company for Byline to sell and implement the company's property management, investment and accounting software products.
1984 to   Europe   He has wide experience in negotiating and managing distribution networks for software products.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Reasonable conversational French, including IT technical terms. Social French practised several times per year. Technical French last practised several years ago.
German   Rusty but once quite proficient in business and technical usage of the language.
Japanese   Enough Japanese to survive - confirmed by many, many visits to the country.

Market Research:
Expert maintains a close eye on developments in the information technology and related areas. He has a solid track record in translating new technologies into opportunities for new products, accurately predicting new markets and demand for the benefits of new technologies. For example, in 1983, he predicted the eventual creation of (what has become) the "mobile Internet" while participating in a Microsoft industry leaders seminar.

He is equally good at applying technology to business processes, whether for cost saving or to gain competitive advantage.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has conducted seminars across subjects as diverse as property investment, IT procurement, software development, business development and entrepreneurship.

Other Skills and Services

Expert combines a deep and broad technical understanding with the insight that comes from decades of business experience - running his own companies, consulting in FTSE 100 boardrooms and advising SMEs.


 

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