Extensive strategic and operational senior management experience across a number of business areas, involving the use of high tech solutions in different business models
Successful implementation of high profile, cross-boundary, complex infrastructure projects, containing extensive cultural implications and emotive issues
Multiple level, End-to-end view and Visionary approach to business analysis and issue resolution.
Culturally awareness of management difficulties experienced in cross boundary environments and responsibilities
Strong people skills, with knowledge and insight of diverse cultures and social structures
Understanding hierarchical, structured views and positioning of multi-disciplined business units.
Extensive team building skills, with applied knowledge, comprehension and targeted application of team and group mentality exercises. Exercises build strength, as well as cohesiveness, loyalty and commitment.
Competitive Business market awareness allied with a strong technical background
Business analysis using structured process driven analytical approach to workflow management and continuous business improvement
Business process analysis, development and enhancement to optimise effective use of high tech infrastructure and tools
Effective examination and resolution of disruptive issues, events, etc
Development of knowledge acquisition and storage using bespoke questionnaires and interview techniques. Good questions create objective, consistent, structured analysis and assessment methods.
Full Sales cycle experience – Business Development, Account management and Relationship management skills plus Marketing & Sales insight
Management of, and communications to, executive stakeholders, business leaders and their expectations.
Promoting good communications at all levels, generating empathy, dynamic co-operation and interactive rapport
Ability to manage complex change with the use of effective and structured methodologies
Able to take a long term strategic view as well as being able to examine macro details and tactical positions and solutions
2014 is finally closed, long live 2015 but what a year 2014 has been for the tech industry.With some of the worst cyber attacks in history, it will be a year to forget for many, raising data security straight to the top of the agenda for most CIOs.Cloud adoption has continued to increase, helped in no small way by the pricing wars between Amazon, Google and […]
When appointing a new leader, selectors base their choice on several factors and typically look for leaders with desirable characteristics such as honesty and trustworthiness.However once leaders are in power, can we trust them to exercise it in a prosocial manner?New research published in The Leadership Quarterly looked to discover whether power corrupts le […]
In Amsterdam, Nir Eyal (author of “Hooked“) was one of many speakers at the Next Web Europe 2014 Conference. His keynote on ‘building habit forming products’ is very interesting.A video of this keynote talk is shown here It will hopefully make you realise how our buttons are being pushed by very smart developers who have studied human behaviour and habits.Re […]
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A study conducted by a team of researchers at Human Computer Interaction (MCI) Lab in Manitoba Canada, has revealed evidence that suggests that people can be prodded into doing something they don't want to do, by a robot.They've posted a blog entry on their web site describing an experiment they carried out to learn more about how people might resp […]
How do you increase the chances that the thinking behind a decision is valid? Daniel Kahneman discusses the Pre-Mortem, a simple technique for "de-biasing" the thinking that goes into a decision before it is locked in. In just three minutes, Kahneman makes the case for shining a light on the thinking that has led to a decision before there is no tu […]
DARPA's MUSE seeks to leverage deep program analysis and big data analytics to create a public database containing mined inferences about salient properties, behaviours and vulnerabilities of software drawn from the hundreds of billions of lines of open source code available today. The program aims to make significant advances in the way software is bui […]
OCP Summit V - January 29, 2014 - San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California "Opening Up Network Hardware" - Najam Ahmad (Director, Infrastructure, Facebook); JR Rivers (Co-founder and CEO, Cumulus Networks); Martin Casado (Chief Architect, Networking, VMware); Matthew Liste, (Managing Director, Core Platform Engineering, Goldman Sachs); Dave […]