I'm a CTO with 25+ years of experience spanning B2B SaaS, consumer internet, online media and publishing, banking and financial services, CRM, payment systems, NLP, speech recognition, search and information retrieval.
I've worked in both large global corporations and smaller fast-growing enterprises and understand the different challenges presented by each.
WHAT I DO
No matter where I'm working, I'm usually found doing one or more of the following:
building and leading high performance software product development teamsdelivering great software products and servicesdeveloping product and technical strategy aligned with business strategyenabling smaller, fast-moving organizations to scale-upbringing agility to larger, more mature organizationsturning around problematic technology programmes and teamsdriving continuous improvement and transformational change
CTO of Fuse Universal SVP Engineering at ElsevierCTO of CloudPayCTO at SunGard Financial SystemsVP Engineering at YahooHead of Development at Misys BankingTechnical Director at TalgentraHead of Development at SRC TelecomTechnical Director at Thales e-TransactionsR&D Director at 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 Dr 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