I'm a CTO with 25+ years of experience in start-ups, scale-ups and large global corporations spanning SaaS, online media, online marketplaces, digital transformation, mobile, social, search, NLP, speech recognition, banking, fintech, payments and more.
WHAT I DO
build and lead high performance software product development teamsdeliver great software products and servicesdevelop product and technical strategy aligned with business strategyenable smaller, fast-moving organizations to scale-upbring agility to larger, more mature organizationsturn around problematic technology programmes and teamsdrive continuous improvement and transformational change
I'm not currently available for interim assignments and consultancy engagements via nomadCTO... sorry!
CTO, Fresha (current)CTO, Fuse UniversalSVP Technology, ElsevierCTO, CloudPayDivisional CTO, SunGard Financial SystemsVP Engineering, YahooHead of Development, Misys BankingTechnical Director, TalgentraHead of Development, SRC TelecomTechnical Director, Thales e-TransactionsR&D Director, Canon Research Centre Europe
University of Leeds, School of Computing:
PhD Computer Science. Computational linguistics and statistical natural language processing in Systemic Functional Grammar (under Prof. Eric Atwell, a well-known expert in the field of corpus linguistics)BSc Computer Science (First Class). Jointly awarded annual Babbage-Lovelace Prize for best CS degree