Technology Strategy Consultant at Capgemini providing solutions to 'Big Data' problems. Delivering pilot 'proving' prototypes to demonstrate new technologies such as No-SQL distributed databases to government agencies. Adapting well-established policies and processes to cope with more flexible, agile working practices in another large government agency. Pragmatic solutions to systems development to reduce 'flip flops' between over-hyped paradigms.

Research & Consultancy leading to a PhD at Cranfield DISE (Defence Academy UK, from 2010) in architectures, approaches and practices for distributed federated collaborations across poor infrastructures. more...

Designer, Developer at Lockheed Martin (2010) delivering software components for a military Urgent Operational Requirement, and my experience was used to contribute to the development process in a relatively new skillset in this part of the organisation.

Software and Quality Mentor at Blackford Analysis (Aug-Oct 2010)  a short contract to port and integrate medical image processing software, and introduce quality assurance best practices to this university spin-off startup.

Principal Systems Engineer (SC-cleared) for the R&D departments of General Dynamics UK Ltd (Aug 2006 - March 2010), delivering tactical C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Information) network concepts and feasibility studies, including assessments of Service Oriented Architecture tools and approaches in the tactical environment. Integration Lead for two UK R&D-wide integration demonstrations. Brought £500k on contract and won £120k of work in 2009. more...

Senior Analyst/Developer for AstroGrid and VOTechat the Royal ObservatoryEdinburgh (Aug 2002 – Dec 2005). Developed a distributed service oriented grid architecture to combine both legacy and new astronomical data and applications across the globe. Many unusual and interesting problems in both cutting-edge grid technology and astrophysics. Distributed teams required various collaborative tools. Java-based web/grid services. more...

Mobilised to serve with the Joint Nuclear Biological Chemical Regiment (early 2003) attached to 16 Air Assault in Iraq on Op Telic. more...

Senior Consultant, Project Manager and Design Authority with Logica's Space Division (Jan 1998-July 2002), including senior roles in supporting and developing the mission critical control software of one of Europe's largest satellite operators. Involved in all aspects of the development process, including plenty of valued client contact. more...

Freelance consultant/developer in Kenya (1994-97) for a variety of PC-based bespoke applications using object-oriented Borland Pascal. Full life-cycle projects included camel breeding records, tea transport and the East Africa Safari Rally. more...

Consultant/Developer for Small Business Solutions (1991-94), providing custom PC solutions for small businesses (most full project lifecycles). Developed Kameleon, an object-oriented information management framework. more...