Now - Semi-retired, living with my wife of 45 years in Kemah, Texas. We live close to my eldest daughter Joanna, her husband and two children. And regularly visit out daughter, Chantal and her family, who live in Sydney, Australia. These days we run a small musical Instrument business with friends, manage our small property rental portfolio and operate a small business focused Internet company.
Past- computer systems & engineering background that lead to senior positions in large International companies, having management responsibility in 30+ countries. My track record involved using leading edge information technology to streamline business operations, grow revenue and provide competitive differentiation. Throughout, I've been active in research programs and published papers/articles. In parallel I've managed strategic business planning, ran consulting teams and worked in technology startups.
Future - Technology, especially when it driving competitive disruption, remains my principle passion. Riding my Harley, especially in the Texas Hill Country. And Kayaking in adventurous places. I also enjoy turnaround work in small businesses and doing interesting things for non profit organizations.
Work highlights- Built ultra secure, business advantage digital networks (Schlumberger & Shell); Management information systems in diverse businesses (Unilever, Costain, BOC & CSC); Grew revenue streams through partnerships (Digital & Wang); Strategic planning campaigns for BOC's Central Service and Medical Divisions.
Awards etc. Industrial Fellowship at Kingston University, recognizing my involvement developing their post graduate program. Fellow of the Chartered Engineering British Computer Society. Won a Headway Award for my early strategic planning work in BOC; Membership of Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and awarded Freeman of the City of London. Won a BCS Hay Award for transformative change with Costain, an International Contracting Organization.